About Havnatt

Havnatt are a Norwegian duo writing, performing and recording dark folk and neofolk music.

It all started when Cecilie Langlie (vocalist of Skumring, Vagrant God and Omit) and Tom Simonsen (guitarist/vocalist of It's the End, Skumring, Vagrant God and Omit) were commissioned by the Skagestad family to turn three poems by the late Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad into music. The three poems were Myrulla, Havnatt and Prammen from the collection of poems entitled Havdøgn. This was back in the spring of 2006, and it was intended to be a one-time thing.

Fast forward to the autumn of 2009. Cecilie and Tom were asked by Prophecy Productions to write an exclusive piece of music for a compilation album entitled Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings. The new Havnatt track included in that release was named Dagen og natta. The process also inspired Cecilie and Tom to start writing more Havnatt material. Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings was released on October 29th, 2010.

On February 15th, 2012 Havnatt released their Havdøgn EP on the Secret Quarters label. This release contains completely remixed and remastered versions of the tracks Myrulla, Havnatt and Prammen. In addition, the release also contains two completely new tracks that give a hint of the future direction of Havnatt.

Shortly after the release of Havdøgn, Cecilie and Tom went to work on their next release, determined to make it a full length album. They decided quite early on that the name of this album would be Etterlatte, after Tormod Skagestad's poem with the same name. The first single from this album, Var je solblesten, was released by Secret Quarters as a digital distribution only release on September 25th, 2012. The Etterlatte album was released worldwide on August 15th, 2013.

Havnatt's new, full length album, named Heimferd has been completed and will be released on November 15 2016. As a tease of future material, Havnatt released the single Søvn I September on September 1 2014. A second single named Spor I Snø was released on June 1 2016.

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Heimferd by Havnatt

Releases 15 NOVEMBER 2016

Havnatt - Heimferd

Heimferd is the full length album follow-up to Havnatt’s critically acclaimed album entitled Etterlatte (2013). This time, the duo of Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen employ a larger studio orchestra to achieve the sound they are seeking.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, bass, upright bass, drums, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Lots of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Lots of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Various percussion.

Composed by Havnatt.
Arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.
Lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.
Artwork by Robert Høyem.
Design by Tom Simonsen.


Spor I Snø by Havnatt

Released 01 JUNE 2016

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Spor I Snø is a single from the upcoming album entitled Heimferd. The single has been named after Tormod Skagestad’s poem with the same name, first published in the collection of poems entitled Havdøgn.

Havnatt is Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, percussion and programming.
Rosamund Brown: Lots of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Various percussion.

Composed by Havnatt.
Arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.
Lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

© 2016 Havnatt.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.
Photo and artwork by Tom Simonsen.


Søvn I September by Havnatt

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

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This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

The limited CD version has been sold out.


Etterlatte by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Havnatt Double Pack by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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Havnatt - Double Pack

This is your chance to get both Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album and their legendary Havdøgn EP for just €9,99, including shipping to where ever you might be on the planet!

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Var Je Solblesten (Single version) by Havnatt

Released 25 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Var Je Solblesten" is a single taken from Havnatt's album entitled Etterlatte. The album was still in the making at the time of this single's release. This version of Var Je Solblesten was created specially for this digital distribution only single release, and it's significantly different from the album version.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and bass

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Secret Quarters Triple Pack by Havnatt, Omit, Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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The Secret Quarters Triple Pack

Introducing the Secret Quarters Triple Pack. This is a bundle containing the CD versions of Havnatt's Havdøgn EP, Omit's Repose double album and Vagrant God's self-titled album. All three releases at the price of €29.99, including worldwide shipping. That's €12 off the regular price!

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Havdøgn by Havnatt

Released 15 FEBRUARY 2012

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Havnatt re-releases their until now very-hard-to-get-a-hold-of debut EP entiteled "Havdøgn", originally self-released back in the spring of 2006. The release has been completely remixed and remastered for this release. And then a couple of completely new tracks have been added...

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and pianos

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Photos and design by Tom Simonsen.