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they had turned fucking 20 for the Blake album

imago, Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:41 (six years ago) link

Were they all, what, 15 when they made Bergtatt? Holy motherfuck

imago, Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:41 (six years ago) link

Brilliant interview, of course. Rygg is wonderfully eloquent and subtle. I can't wait for the new record. :)

imago, Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:46 (six years ago) link

I still listen to many songs from the blake / perdition city albums. a shock back then...

what the fuck is this thing and where does it come from?

man. pero man. man man man (wolves lacan), Thursday, 18 July 2013 20:10 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EtSWs9729s

... Jenkinson ... ... ... ... ... ... Özil ... ... (imago), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:55 (six years ago) link

fuqqq

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:57 (six years ago) link

just read their piece on the record industry: http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/12/10/ulver-are-raging-against-the-record-label-machine/

think i'll buy this

... Jenkinson ... ... ... ... ... ... Özil ... ... (imago), Thursday, 5 September 2013 18:29 (six years ago) link

turns out the opening track is the best thing on this, but it's still pretty cool

... Jenkinson ... ... ... ... ... ... Özil ... ... (imago), Thursday, 5 September 2013 20:02 (six years ago) link

'son of man' has a beautiful build-up and then goes all fucken emmerich soundtrack on us :(

... Jenkinson ... ... ... ... ... ... Özil ... ... (imago), Thursday, 5 September 2013 20:02 (six years ago) link

I picked up Childhood's End recently, and I'm really digging it.

o. nate, Friday, 6 September 2013 02:13 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

ULVER "Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997" North American Pre-order starts today!

http://www.metalstorm.net/images/news/big/24653-1.jpg

The North American pre-order of ULVER's box set "Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997" has started. Check out the CM Distro shop and order a copy of the box: http://smarturl.it/ulverCMDISTRO

"Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997" will be released in the following two formats:

Format 1: 5CD box
Format 2: 4LP+tape box set

We went to the manufacturer of the LP box today to have an eye on how the print will turn out. Here is an impression of the production process of the LP box cover:

Contents of the CD box:

Hardcover 5CD box with
16-page booklet
CD 1: Vargnatt
CD 2: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
CD 3: Kveldssanger
CD 4: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
CD 5: Nattens Madrigal - 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995

Hardcover book with 104 pages of unpublished photos and paraphernalia, original Norwegian lyrics, presentations and their English translations, comments by the band as well as liner notes by Jon 'Metalion' Kristiansen (founder of Head Not Found Records and the man behind Slayer Mag), Chris Bruni (Profound Lore Records), Michael Moynihan (author of Lords of Chaos) and Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor Press).

The 5cd box will be limited to 3000 copies worldwide.

Contents of the LP box:

LP I: Vargnatt
LP II: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
LP III: Kveldssanger
LP IV: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
MC: 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Poster (size 60 x 30 cm)
32-page booklet in LP size (carrying same content as the CD box booklets)

The LP box is limited to 2000 copies worldwide and the pressings will be broken down as follows:

• 1500 copies on black vinyl
• 400 copies on silver vinyl
• 100 copies on clear vinyl including art print (SOLD OUT)

Stocks are very limited and availability is based on a first come, first serve basis!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 24 October 2014 21:22 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8jRTrv8etw

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 19:55 (three years ago) link

House of Mythology proudly presents the new Ulver gatefold double album ATGCLVLSSCAP, with over 80 minutes worth of material. This album consists of multitracked and studio-enhanced live, mostly improvisational, rock and electronic soundscapes, 2/3 of which has never been heard before.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 19:58 (three years ago) link

oh my fucking god

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 20:00 (three years ago) link

Yes, and very much so.

doug watson, Thursday, 5 November 2015 03:08 (three years ago) link

that clip sounds awesome, what 1/3 of this is previously released?

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 5 November 2015 03:10 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

I fear they were the right level of pretentious ten years ago

roughest.contoured.silks (imago), Friday, 18 December 2015 18:40 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Almost at the end of listening to this new one now, some of it's pretty good but a lot of it feels unnecessarily longwinded. The improvisation isn't really as interesting as they seem to think. It's not bad but they're capable of much more. Then again I think they were pretty poor between Nattens and Blood Inside so I can't discount them ever doing something truly great again.

playing grindcore for comedic purposes (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 25 January 2016 21:36 (three years ago) link

this is going to sound awful but they need to ditch daniel o'sullivan, he has ruined them

I remember you was vote-splitted (imago), Monday, 25 January 2016 21:59 (three years ago) link

i guess his narration on 'stone angels' wasn't too bad, but that aside he has brought nothing but pretentious disappointment

I remember you was vote-splitted (imago), Monday, 25 January 2016 21:59 (three years ago) link

I agree entirely.

playing grindcore for comedic purposes (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 25 January 2016 22:02 (three years ago) link

Childhood's End was awesome.

o. nate, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 03:22 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

i finally got around to ATGCLVLSSCAP and tbh a lot of it rules

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Monday, 19 September 2016 00:37 (three years ago) link

the "glammer hammer"/"moody stix"/"cromagnosis" section especially

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Monday, 19 September 2016 00:38 (three years ago) link

Everything Ulver does feels like a bad imitation of something they don't really "get." That goes for their black metal era too

punksishippies, Monday, 19 September 2016 00:51 (three years ago) link

ah

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Monday, 19 September 2016 01:16 (three years ago) link

hyperbolic review here:
http://decibelmagazine.com/0905_ulver_bloo.aspx

(and i totally did the ...ON ACID! trick, but i don't care cuz you have to smack people around in order to make them buy something weird. or at least i do cuz i'm no good at being subtle. i heart hyperbole.)

― scott seward (scott seward), Monday, August 29, 2005 1:56 AM (eleven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and i totally got the "end of everything" thing from that ILM MBV thread from a while back.
― scott seward (scott seward), Monday, August 29, 2005 1:58 AM (eleven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

four months pass...
Blood Inside is something special - something else entirely!! My metal pals claim it isn't even metal, but it is. It's metal that's had all the metal "bits" taken out and replaced with everything else under the sun.
― Wogan Lenin (dog latin), Monday, January 9, 2006 2:21 PM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

one month passes...
It still ended up making a bunch of the metal polls, and a lot of metal people did like it a lot.
― scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, February 11, 2006 3:24 AM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

of course it's metal. i dunno, i really appreciate it. i find that with all hard rock/metal/punk there seems to be a lot of people scared to deviate fromt he original flow.
― Vintage Latin (dog latin), Saturday, February 11, 2006 3:28 AM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

s/o good posts era, s/o no caps mafia

Tell me who sends these infamous .gifs (bernard snowy), Monday, 19 September 2016 02:48 (three years ago) link

Everything Ulver does feels like a bad imitation of something they don't really "get." That goes for their black metal era too

I... kinda agree. About the more recent albums, anyway. I like the black metal stuff and the Silence/Singing EPs, but I've come to the realization that the proggy era just doesn't engage me like I wish it would, and there's this creeping feeling that it's because they just don't sound comfortable doing it. I want to like them! But even when they meet me halfway by doing a bunch of psych covers I'm just not feeling it.

"raw buttin' these toilet seats" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:15 (three years ago) link

it's really not true though. they take a lot of chances and they aren't afraid to fail. but they know what they're doing. the stuff that has worked has REALLY worked and they were totally inside it and made it tick. in troo black metal fashion, i honestly think don't think they give a fuck. there are definitely some past releases where it feels like you are listening to someone learn how to do something. but in a good way.

i haven't heard new stuff in a while though. i can't believe i wrote that blood inside review 11 years ago! we must all be really old now.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 02:22 (three years ago) link

but i've also kinda always liked how fucked up and awkward they could be. they make a band like radiohead sound like rebecca of sunnybrook farm. that art opera blake thing they did is completely demented and really doesn't work in some ways at all and sounds like people in a gulag somewhere who had only read about art music and then approximated it in DIY fashion but who the hell else would make something like that? on the other hand, blood inside is near perfection if you ask me as an art-prog statement and still sounds great and stands completely apart and not at all awkward. i think that was their most successful work of art. but i've missed stuff.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 02:34 (three years ago) link

i would buy the new one. didn't have much interest in the snooz-0)))) collaboration. kinda wish ulver had made an album with scott walker instead of those doofuses for maximum mindfuck.

scott seward, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 02:36 (three years ago) link

I'll have to give them another shot sometime, I guess. Like I say I want to feel it! Maybe I need to go wild pitch and check out the William Blake thing, which I haven't heard.

"raw buttin' these toilet seats" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 05:37 (three years ago) link

i would buy the new one. didn't have much interest in the snooz-0)))) collaboration. kinda wish ulver had made an album with scott walker instead of those doofuses for maximum mindfuck.

― scott seward, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:36 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes!!

the new one is definitely worth checking out, but imo their best recording since blood inside really is the psych covers album

imago, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:52 (three years ago) link

also I do like the spoken-word thing on wars of the roses

imago, Saturday, 24 September 2016 15:14 (two years ago) link

war of the roses was the last one I bought

Cosmic Slop, Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:55 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

plowing through some of their early stuff and holy shit, Nattens Madrigal is going to give me hearing loss

frogbs, Monday, 10 April 2017 21:17 (two years ago) link

so can we talk about how this new record rocks? depeche mode is the obvious referent but it's coming at it from this weird angle that i love. jury's still out on which side it lands on of pastiche vs. homage, but the tunes are def there

austinb, Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:34 (two years ago) link

it lands on the side of being awesome. i made a thread about it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:36 (two years ago) link

found it

austinb, Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:50 (two years ago) link

Not hearing what you're all hearing. Sounds like computer generated pastiche most of the time, with the distant clinical emptiness of Lansing-Dreisden. Guess I'll just have to try a few more times

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:20 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

https://ulver.bandcamp.com/album/drone-activity

posted elsewhere already?

lowercase (eric), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:55 (four months ago) link

i had no idea, omg

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:20 (four months ago) link


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