Releasedate: 13-07-2010; Label: G-Records
By: Nina Mende
Norma was formed in 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden. After just six months they split up due to a dispute. Another six months later they decided to try again, and soon found themselves creating various noises in a musty shelter a couple of floors below street level in central Stockholm.
The album is on the edge of being an EP with its eight songs. The music is very spacey and the focus is more on the music than on the vocals, which makes the vocals appear more in the background of the album. The intro in the first songs stops very abrupt before the first song starts with great rock music. Now all elements receive similar attention and the vocals are not that much in the background anymore. The music is very groovy. The bass in the eight songs is outstanding and pure. The album is floating along. “Desperate Times” begins with Russian radio talking which is also appearing throughout the song. This song has a slight digital sound. The eight songs on “Book Of Norma” are really great. The lyrics to the songs can be found in the booklet. The album layout is quite dark with blurred pictures that remind a bit of Northern Lights.
Petter Bendelin: Drums, Keyboards, Vocals.
Love Martinsen: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass-pedals.
Aron Sandell: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals.
04. It Will Last
05. God’s Will
06. Desperate Times
07. You Go, We Follow
08. Empty Hands