Amethystium is the soundtrack to a journey – between light and darkness, humanity and fantasy. A dreamy fusion of ambient electronica, world music and neoclassical darkwave, the music walks a tight-rope between bliss and melancholy, taking listeners on an emotive escape from the ordinary.
Created by Norwegian composer and producer Øystein Ramfjord, and often featuring guest musicians, Amethystium started out with the self-released album Odonata in 1999. It quickly garnered a following through word of mouth, receiving over 1.5 million downloads from the old MP3.com site. The following three album releases on Neurodisc Records spent multiple weeks on the American Billboard charts, selling over 100.000 copies worldwide.
Transience, the fifth studio album, was released in March 2014. It fuses moody and melodic electronica with subtle vocals, strings and Norwegian folk music instrumentation. The album was created largely with mobile equipment while traveling in fifteen different countries over a period of two years.