After the release of his debut album "Chiaroscuro" this January Einar Stray didn't take too much time. Nearly without any breaks the young Norwegian and his band were touring like homeless through world history. Thereby he gained an unusual outside view; and this outside view, which the awkward isolation of a long concert tour opens up, is certainly not unimportant for the character of this EP "For The Country".
The title song, the core: a barely lying, oppressive statement. In its radical reduction the completely a capella sung piece is almost a drastic antithesis to the usually bigger arranged, extensive and dreamy compositions of this Osloite. It's almost a retreat facing elusive violence and destruction on this planet, for which one can hardly find words, except for naming them unadorned.
"For The Country" was recorded in the Six Feet Over studios of Oslo art collective Spoon Train and produced by Sjur Lyseid, who was also responsible for the production of "Chiaroscuro". Next to the title track it includes two new songs, originating from the time on tour, and an edit of the mini hit "Caressed".