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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 (three years ago) link

war of the roses was the last one I bought

Cosmic Slop, Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:55 (three 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 (five months ago) link

i had no idea, omg

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

four months pass...

I've just picked up a few Ulver albums including the Drone Activity. Hadn't realised they'd released a new one

Duke, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

including the Drone Activity

Duke, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 19:29 (two weeks ago) link


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