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Musk Ox announce first album in seven years with “Memoriam” music video

By Greggory Clark on April 29, 2021



Featured this week in the #ottmusic weekly playlist, “Memoriam” is the first single from the instrumental chamber folk trio’s upcoming album, Inheritance, their first record in seven years. The lineup of Evan Runge (violin), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello), and Nathanael Larochette (guitar) is quite the Ottawa super group—so it’s not surprising that it’s taken some time to produce a new Musk Ox album, given the members are in high demand as solo players, arrangers and session musicians.

In this music video created by Andrew Robillard, we get to see the trio perform in a forest clearing. “Memoriam” is a piece about “honouring those we’ve lost,” the artists give a simply awesome and masterful performance (as usual!) and convey emotions and beautiful melodies that distinguish Musk Ox from anything else you’ll hear today.

Subscribe to Musk Ox on YouTube. Watch “Memoriam” in the player below.