HULD is a two person band whose music may best be described as Ambient Fantasy Folk. Our name is derived from the Icelandic word „hulda“ meaning „secrecy“. We love to tell stories and explore the mysterious and dark corners of fairytales and humankind as a whole, and this reflects in our lyrics as well as our songwriting.
Sophie the main singer and multi instrumentalist of HULD. While songwriting is a combined effort, she writes the lyrics and melodies inspired by instrumental bits and pieces the two record whenever inspiration hits them. She also created much of the orchestration for the first track, and were money, time and space no issue, would surely collect every single possible type of instrument in the world. Besides all this, Sophie is a visual artist too, and she painted the artwork for the first song (and is already working on the second). She is also the one who came up with the band name and logo.
Thorsten is the main instrumentalist and second voice of HULD. He’s been a professional musician for most of his adult life and has been recording, mixing and mastering music for years now as well. He plays a big part in writing and arranging songs and always has a way to bring out the best of the rough ideas Sophie comes up with. No only does Thorsten basically play any instrument with strings attached to it, he also does most of the studio work and, throughout the pandemic, has even set up a little home studio for the two to record in.