I’ve borrowed this title from Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek. I took up the runes is the name of one of his albums.
My attempts in the studio were however miles away from the elegant and haunting saxophone of Jan Garbarek. My runes are a raw, immediate and impatient way to put down in metal something contemporary, in runes.
With help of some vintage tools (the ones to the left and the right in the photo), I hit the first tone. The rune letters represent phonetic sounds, so to write a word in this way might not be the “correct” way to go about it.
The word here is S-T-A-R-M-A-N.
If you are curious to explore the music of Jan Garbarek, be prepared to set aside some time, you have an entire world to discover.
As for this quick test, I can say that yes, I took up the runes. And now, I’m diving into the subject, learning more about their deeper meaning.