The Mountain King, Song # 8: Far in the Hills

This is blog no. 8 about our 2016 album The Mountain King. Recorded and mixed at Wall of Sound Studio by John Wall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Far in the Hills is performed by Scott Darsee, electric guitar, and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals and jouhikko. You can hear the full song on our Recordings page. For this part of the ballad we have chosen the Norwegian tune of Lilit Kjersti. At this point in the narrative the young woman has been visiting her mother after living with the Mountain King for many years (or maybe just a few days, since time moves at different speeds in the Otherworld than in human reality). Before leaving for her visit to her family the Mountain King asks her not to tal

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