Valdkynd is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist creating nature inspired songs and soundscapes since 2003.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A realm to explore, to express and to create.

What is your music dream?

Creating something meaningful, that touches people's hearts and minds.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Make people see what they are doing to each other, their fellow beings and the planet and make them learn to live with empathy and care in balance with and as part of nature.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Dead can Dance, Sandy Denny, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Eivor, Aurora, Franz Schubert, Carl Orff and a few others...

What inspires you to make music?

The roots of the trees and wind by the sea.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

We are living in a magical world full of beauty and wonder. Let's honour it and quit destroying it.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Utterly terrified, paralyzed and at the same time weirdly energetic.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It's rather bleak... Everything, really... Let's start with a universal basic income, so creation is no longer connected with making a living.

What do you think of Drooble?

Looks amazing so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Crippling stage-fright, the inability to make a living with it, the impossibility to get noticed...

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Sure. I've got a few friends from the local music scene. I share their releases and concert dates on social media and buy tickets and records if I like their music.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Good question. Contacts to the right people, something to show off beyond the music, I really don't know, as being known seems not to have anything to do with talent and vision...

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Check out: Harald Wittig (Soundcloud), Withania (Bandcamp), Heather Devona (Facebook), Jahresringe (Bandcamp), The Woodmen (Bandcamp), Far from the Delta (Bandcamp) and if you have actually never heard of them (please, don't tell me you haven't!): Aurora, Estampie, Yasmeen Olya, Eivor, Wardruna, Tenhi, Empyrium, Dornenreich, Of the Wand and the Moon, Mari Boine and Angizia.