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Official video for Soil Collectors - NOMAD

The track is taken from their current album Tah-tay Leet'-kah lah, released on Havtorn records

April 22.

"We wander, sand encloses, we hear, know, communicate, in silence"

The film was recorded in Råbjerg mile, a migrating coastal dune in the northern Jutland. The film illustrates peoples movements, identity and nature. Who deciedes who we are and where we are aloud to settle?


Sigrid! We are forever thankful for what you did!


Movement - Sigrid Norheim Ørntoft

Costume/Make up - Hannah Tolf, Isabel Sörling

Photo & edit - Donovan von Martens

Production - Soil Collectors




Official video for Soil Collectors - Windbird

The track is taken from their current album Tah-tay Leet'-kah lah, released on Havtorn records

April 22.

Windbird was inspired from two different folktales.

One from the inuits of Greenland were it’s said that in times of great starvation and cold winters, one man, most fit for survival, left the tribe and the community to live the rest of his life in solitude out in the wild. As this venture was impossible to survive, the men often died.

The memory of these brave individuals lived on through an image, that the men were still alive but had turned into dangerous wild animals. This was to prevent people from searching after their lost family members who most certainly already were dead.

The other folktale comes from the native american tribes who explained the nature of the winds by imagining a giant bird sitting on a rock, and while flapping it’s wings creating the wind.


Thanks to Jimmy Åslund and Ljungdalens Skoterklubb for all your help and showing us around!


Windbird - Stefan Hedborg

Costume/Make up - Hannah Tolf, Isabel Sörling

Photo - Donovan von Martens

Edit - Isabel Sörling, Jonathan Albrektson

Production - Soil Collectors


March 25

Single Release





Soil Collectors has a

!!! NEW BAND MEMBER !!! :)

on drums

the fantastic

Martin Öhman

We celebrate and release our first live video together


February 2 2016

During 2015 Soil Collectors has been working together with the filmmaker

Donovan von Martens to create original and beautiful videos for music on the upcoming album.

photo: Donovan von Martens

photo: Torbjörn Alström

In SOIL COLLECTORS we find four musicians who boldly throw themselves into a mesmerizing genre of music, hovering on the borderland between shamanic blues, pop and electronic music. Influenced by Scandinavian choral tradition and the songs of ancient cultures, they aim to explore the roots of all music; rhythm and voice. The band is known for their highly experimental live performances, each concert being a unique experience. On stage they deliver a barely believable musical experience that’s a privilege to witness and that could rock a festival crowd to its roots.


Isabel Sörling voice & electronics

Hannah Tolf voice & electronics

Jonathan Albrektson drums & synth

!!! NEW BAND MEMBER !!! :)

Martin Öhman drums


Soil Collectors has released the album ”Onata Onawa” and performed and toured at venues around the world. Their music has taken them to Canada, Usa, Germany, Irland, Switzerland, France, Norway and Sweden. Here’s an extract of different venues and festivals;


12 points Festival - Dublin, Irland

Umeå Jazz Festival - Umeå, Sweden

Jazz ahead - Bremen, Germany

Victoria Nasjonal Jazz Scene - Oslo, Norway

Divan Orange - Montreal, Canada

Hot club de Jazz - Lyon, France

Maijazz - Stavanger, Norway

Nefertiti Jazz club - Gothenburg, Sweden



Furthermore Soil Collectors collaborate with the promotion organisation Musikcentrum Öst and Birds Will Sing For You and is funded by the Swedish arts council.



"So much to hear and discover, imagine there is still such exciting and different music being created"

- Ystads Allehanda


"Soil Collectors affect in any way the original that we all have in us, something that is in the genes and in hidden memories. After that it's unimportant to put a label on the music."

- Dala-Demokraten


"...From the inuits of Greenland, Mexican indians or desert nomads they fetch rhytms, voices, myths and tones on which they build something new and unique. Rhytmic rites build up to electronic, grandiose spaces, chanting voices and shouts are mixed with melodic vocal harmonies and ambient soundscapes are coloured by ancient cultures.

It’s music that keeps moving and changing and which is totally unpredictable. I dare to say that their new album “Tah-Tay Leet’ Kah Lah” doesn’t sound like anything else. It’s a fascinating blend of world music, art and pop, which is impossible to categorize."

- Meadow Music


”Soil Collectors at 12 Points. You'll not see another gig like that this year. Unreal. I'm still scared. (…) "This is elemental stuff, and a barely believable musical experience that’s a privilege to witness."

- Irish Times, Laurence Mackin (from 12 points festival 2013)


”…One of the most creative contribution this year. (…)

American sing&songwriter-tradition with exceptionally original twists. Beautiful!”

- Jazznytt, Jan Granlie (from 12 points festival 2013)


”…Intersections of choral traditions, pop and improvised music with a provocative, energetic as well as theatric approach (…)

- All about Jazz, Henning Bolte, (from Umeå Jazzfestival 2013)



During 2013/14 Soil Collectors together with Donovan worked on the short film Foreign Soil which was released in november 2014.

In the film, we meet three foreign beings coming to earth through the water trying to adapt to life on earth. However, despite several attempts to disguise themselves to fit in, nature goes hard on them. They become outcasts and choose to return. The film depicts the human adverse reaction patterns against all that is foreign and the inability to handle nature with care and foresight.

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