THURNIN are now revealing the contemplative video clip ‘Særa’ as the first single taken from the Dutch dream folk shooting star Jurre Timmer‘s forthcoming new album “Útiseta”, which is slated for release on September 22, 2023.

THURNIN comment: “The track ‘Særa’ is the natural link from my debut album ‘Menhir’ to ‘Utiseta’ as it introduces everything I wanted to stand out on my sophomore full-length”, composer and instrumentralist Jurre Timmer explains. “I feel that with the addition of flute and vocals this is the best way to show you where I want to go with Thurnin. It’s a more traditional ‘dark’ folk track on an album of mostly longer and progressive songs. ‘Særa’ feels like a more direct and melody centered approach to the genre. There’s a theme of self-reflection and looking back at how we got here: ‘Is this what we’ve created, is this all that we are, countless fleeting moments all reduced into these scars’.”

1. Útiseta
2. Halcyon
3. Særa
4. Acquiescense
5. The Gale
6. Vagabond
7. Remembrance
8. The Seeress
9. Endrborinn

The word ‘Útiseta’ is an old Icelandic term referring to sorcery, which is no longer used but literally understood in the modern language. It means the practice of sitting out in the open air, possibly at a significant site for a magical purpose. 

THURNIN mastermind Jurre Timmer interprets this numinous act as a way to commune with nature, to find peace, and to gain spiritual wisdom in a time of introspection and transcendence. The Dutch acoustic music progeny has spent years in a contemplative mode to create his sophomore full-length entitled “Útiseta” and a collection of poetry to stand alongside the album.

Very much feeling like a natural progression from the debut album “Menhir”, Timmer is adding dashes of vocal colour and flute to the acoustic guitars on “Útiseta”. While THURNIN remains tied to the world of dreams and visions that take the listener to otherwordly realms filled with magical wonders, “Útiseta” offers richer textures, and a more matured and warmer sound.

Little was known about THURNIN when the mysterious Dutch solo-project of mastermind and sole musician Jurre Timmer emerged with the dark folk debut full-length “Menhir” in 2021, beyond the fact that he shared black metal roots with WARDRUNA founder Einar Selvik.

Before THURNIN, Timmer released an album with his death doom project I, FORLORN. He also created 2 albums and 2 EPs for a project under the name of ALGOS. Although his idea to compose an acoustic EP for ALGOS pointed towards the general direction of THURNIN, Timmer decided to start fresh on a clean musical slate and to let his new band develop into its own direction. 

When “Menhir” found its way from Timmer’s home studio in the town of Soest by the Dutch city of Amersfoort, the album became an instant hit on YouTube that has long passed the milestone of 1 million views. THURNIN‘s mastermind spent the last 3 years to find the music that signifies the acceptance of all the circumstances that brought him to this point, the sacrifices made, and to honour those, whom he has lost in the best possible way. 

Now THURNIN‘s eagerly awaited follow-up album “Útiseta” is ready to embark on a journey around the globe. Find yourself an ancient burial mound, a sacred well, or a grove in a forest, and sit on the ground listening to the new songs. “Útiseta” will send you the most beautiful visions from the dream-world.

Release date: September 22, 2023
Style: Dream Folk
Label: Auerbach Tonträger

Jurre Timmer – guitars, vocals

Guest musicians
Dominique Berube – flute
Linnea Lindqvist – vocals