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Type of music generally:

Evocative ectronic alternative pop


Most recent release, The Gods We Can Touch (expected Janaury 2022)

See also:

Aurora's site

Wikipedia's entry on Aurora

Aurora's Facebook page


Susanne Sundfør, Agnes Obel

Covers/own material:


General comments:

pretty, atmospheric electropop. Less catchy and poppy than Tove Lo. Lovely landscapes in videos. Much potential :) (

Aurora's sound is electronic alternative pop, rather like fellow Norwegian Susanne Sundfør. Her voice resembles Susanne Sundfør as well: powerful, with a wide range and impressive control. Her songwriting and performance is dramatic, evocative, and emotional. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend is the only one we've heard


  • Running With The Wolves (EP, 2015)
  • All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (2016)
  • Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1) (EP, 2018)
  • A Different Kind of Human (2019)
  • The Gods We Can Touch (expected 2022)

All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend

Release info:

2016—Decca Records



Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Aurora Aksnes—vocals; piano (1, 6, 7, 12); synth (1)

Guest artists:

Alf Lund Godbolt—synth (2, 4); programming (7)
Nicolas Rebscher—synth (3); keyboards ( 16); programming (3)
Odd Martin Skålnes—synth (1, 5-9, 12); piano (10, 13); drums & percussion (2); programming (2, 4-6, 11-13); bass guitar (2-4, 9, 10); acoustic guitar (14, 15)
Magnus Åserud Skylstad—synth (1, 4, 7, 8); piano (2); drums & percussion
Øystein Skar—synth (10)
Pete Davis—keyboards & programming (2, 6, 8)
Michelle Leonard—keyboards & programming (16)
Edvard Erfjord—programming (11)
Henrik Michelsen—programming (11)
Matias Monsen—cello (15)
Askjell Solstrand—wurlitzer organ (13)
Geoff Lawson—conductor (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (13)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra—orchestra (13)

Produced by:

Odd Martin Skålnes, Magnus Skylstad, Nicolas Rebscher, Alf Lund Godbolt, Electric, Pablo Nouvelle


While occasionally this becomes a little too pop for me, for the most part this falls directly in my tastes: dramatic, emotional, evocative. She displays her vocal and songwriting power here well, and it draws me in. (Neile)

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