sketch / in progress..
Lethe is a metal/triphop/electronic/pop/experimental (?) project featuring Tor-Helge Skei and Anna Murphy, as well as a long list of external contributors.. The band was started in the end of 2012, as a ‘home’ for Anna and Tor-Helge’s musical and artistic experiments, and right from the beginning, the main rule has been that there are no rules, no expectations, no compromises.. The band has been categorized as a lot of things, genre-bending, style-bastardization, ecclectic, and even just plain weird, but even if experimentalism and fuck-all-rules is an important factor, the band is not afraid to incorporate melody and catchiness into the music. Lethe is something unique, something personal and quite ‘different’… Lyrically and conceptually, Lethe is like a journey through the ‘back alleys of the human mind/psyche’, through dreams and nightmares, paranoia, mental breakdown, inner darkness.. No religion, fantasy, or pretend play.. Real life, real experiences, real horror..
Lethe has released two albums so far (“When dreams become nightmares” in 2014, and “The first corpse on the moon” in 2017), as well as a few of singles (“Come look at the darkness with me”, “Forever”, and the latest one, “Gamma”), and is currently working on a 3rd album, hoping for a release in early 2021..
There have been talks and plans for live shows, but since both of them are quite occupied with other bands, projects and various real-life things, it has been difficult.. But the band is very eager to do some performances and live appearances, so hopefully something will happen in the near future..
- Come look at the darkness with me, single, 2013
- When dreams become nightmares, album, 2014
- Forever, single, 2015
- The first corpse on the moon, album, 2017