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listening to 'perdition city' right now. well it's good and all, but i think they've really evolved and found their true element outside of the metal realm since then. grazie

Charlie Howard, Saturday, 22 March 2008 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

the series of EPs they put out (and the soundtrack work they did) after perdition city are also a good taste of what was to come. although the progression from marriage of heaven and hell to perdition city is likewise a pretty major stepping stone to the current stuff. i would say that the sham mirrors was, in all its lunacy, a harbinger of things to come as well. especially lyrically and vocally.

ulver - evolution from day one.

(that's their new motto)

scott seward, Saturday, 22 March 2008 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

hahah 'marriage of heaven and hell' is wack! some great ideas and sounds in there, and guest appearances, but i can only listen to it rarely

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 23 March 2008 12:40 (twelve years ago) link

I love everything this band has been compared to. Maybe I need to get some when I have money...

jonathan - stl, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

you'd be well advised

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

It's only just sunk in during the past couple of days just how brilliant Shadows Of The Sun actually is. Arguably even more intricate (in its subtle way) than Blood Inside, although I still prefer the 2005 record, because I'm more a thrill-junkie than a contemplative sad-sack. ;-)

(Also because it's got slightly better songs and more of a sense of flow)

Just got offed, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 13:56 (eleven years ago) link

i've been listening to the last two albums a lot again recently and only now hearing something similar to six finger satellite's law of ruins. maybe i'm crazy

kamerad, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:18 (eleven years ago) link

i must now hear six finger satellite

Just got offed, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:18 (eleven years ago) link

You may find it hard to divine the thread.

contenderizer, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:40 (eleven years ago) link


Just got offed, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:46 (eleven years ago) link

check them out, just got offed, i think you might like them

kamerad, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:49 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

the sir weeze, Monday, 15 September 2008 01:32 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

I've found myself deeply drawn to Bergtatt lately. It's becoming an obsessive, regular spin. There's something about the churning, hyper-melodic tunes with the pseudo-Gregorian chant vocals that rivets me.

And there's that irresistible contrary element to Ulver. The way they identified with the spirit of black metal as it was developing, but they refused to be confined to it. I like that.

So far, Enslaved is the only other BM outfit that capture my imagination in the same manner.

Brooker Buckingham, Thursday, 13 November 2008 04:42 (eleven years ago) link

Ulver rule, cant stop listening to them lately.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 14 November 2008 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

Bergtatt is amazing, a total classic - if anyone can recommend anything on similar lines, I'd love to hear it. Borknagar didn't do it for me, Blut Aus Nord's 'Ultima Thulee' is as close as I've got.

Soukesian, Friday, 14 November 2008 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

Well Alcest's sound is heavily based upon "Bergtatt". Also, Forgotten Woods were contemporaries along the same lines.

Siegbran, Friday, 14 November 2008 23:11 (eleven years ago) link

Alcest, I know and like. Forgotten Woods' take on Baudelaire angers me deeply, sad and nerdy as that may seem.

Soukesian, Saturday, 15 November 2008 00:00 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

Fancy hearing some live Ulver? Maihaugsalen Live 2009 bootleg

If mods dont want links to live bootlegs feel free to delete it and anyone can PM me for the link.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 4 June 2009 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

earth calling LJ

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 4 June 2009 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...


cockles (country matters), Friday, 7 August 2009 18:54 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

just booked tickets, am in back row of rear stalls but I DON'T CARE

there were only like 12 tickets left, I hate to say it but thank FUCK for Facebook's sponsored ads, and their creepy reading of my profile details

should probably be practising shorthand (country matters), Monday, 28 September 2009 19:07 (ten years ago) link

fwiw ILX's favourite metal-lovin' sometime-nursin' occasionally-songwritin' nascently-novelisin' dude is playing the same venue a week later and I as a former employee of the Southbank complex am fucked if I'm giving 'em any more money so pretty please try to get me in gratis and we're talking OUTLAY on yr album(s) at the stall I COULD HAVE BEEN MANNING if they hadn't fired me and forced me to take up a Masters degree instead XD

should probably be practising shorthand (country matters), Monday, 28 September 2009 19:10 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

An Ulver gig from Greece this November has just gone up on D1m3adoz3n if anyone is interested.

MaresNest, Saturday, 5 December 2009 09:13 (ten years ago) link

I dont torrent really but if anyone made a mediafire or something i'd be interested.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:29 (ten years ago) link

I'd be happy to grab it for anyone.

MaresNest, Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:49 (ten years ago) link

that would be great, thanks!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 10 December 2009 20:04 (ten years ago) link

Okay, well it came down the tubes pretty quick, PM me Herman or anyone else and I'll mail a CD.

MaresNest, Thursday, 10 December 2009 22:00 (ten years ago) link

Another London show coming up at the Scala in february

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:07 (ten years ago) link

oops missed your post. will pm you now

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 13:54 (ten years ago) link

this time i'll book early! hopefully they'll play, like, 'christmas' this time :p

like having an eternal kazoo in your underwear (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) link

Anyone else want this before I take it off my hard drive?

MaresNest, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:37 (ten years ago) link

FINE, you always knew I'd say yes eventually

Don't bring a gun to a snowball fight! (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:41 (ten years ago) link

I ought to sound more enthusiastic than that. This sounds pretty dope! Wahey! You know my address! That's better.

Don't bring a gun to a snowball fight! (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:42 (ten years ago) link

Actually, I have a little backlog of things to send you, if you have changed address recently PM me and check the Cardiacs thread laterz.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) link

My address is still the same! My craving for whacked-out semi-progressive sonic mayhem is undimmed.

Don't bring a gun to a snowball fight! (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:47 (ten years ago) link

Just got tickets to see them in Vienna, looking forward to it.

anagram, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:01 (ten years ago) link

oh, I would def. like to hear this!

original bgm, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 14:41 (ten years ago) link

PM me Alan and I'll sort you one.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 17:18 (ten years ago) link

cool. just sent you a email via the webmail thing. that's the same thing as PM'ing, right? (have actually never done this before,)

and thanks man!

original bgm, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

i have also sent an email, let me know if you dont get it

.81818181818181818181818181 changed everything (jjjusten), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 18:14 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

john you are free to talk about them again!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://soundcloud.com/booking-26-1/february-mmx - new song

Album is called War Of The Roses

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 13 February 2011 16:12 (nine years ago) link

I really like this song

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 13 February 2011 16:14 (nine years ago) link

I'll be at Ulver's gig in Oslo next week if any ILXrs are heading over for By:Larm...

Under Me Smang Tang (Doran), Sunday, 13 February 2011 16:16 (nine years ago) link


acoleuthic, Sunday, 13 February 2011 16:32 (nine years ago) link

interesting. that song sounds like it's splitting the difference between circle and mew. i would love it if the new album's a little more like "synen," the old demo they contributed to last year's amazing whom the moon a nightsong sings comp -- dark, sort of militaristic, acid folk

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:33 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Release Date – May 16th

New studio album from Norwegian dark music legends


Ulver are the latest band to join the Kscope roster. Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, the band have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry, blending rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions along with noise and experimental music to create ground-breaking material.

Until this point the band have remained uncompromisingly independent, operating without marketing, advertising or any backing from a label (except their own imprint, Jester Records). Despite this stance the band are revered around the world, have sold in excess of half a million records, have well over 11,000,000 plays on Last FM and the interest does not seem to be fading; indeed the band are now preparing to make another step with a bigger label and new management.

The last two years have also seen Ulver emerge as a live band. Following their first live performance in May 2009, at the Norwegian Festival of Literature, the band toured Europe in 2010 selling out prestigious venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Volksbühne in Berlin and Casa da Música in Porto, to great acclaim.

Wars Of The Roses was mixed by producer extraordinaire John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Swans etc.), following a chance meeting outside Crystal Canyon studios during the latter stages of recording. Sounds like fate.

1. February MMX
2. Norwegian Gothic
3. Providence
4. September IV
5. England
6. Island
7. Stone Angels

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 20:36 (nine years ago) link

have well over 11,000,000 plays on Last FM

Is this really a "thing" in press releases now?

Regardless, so very excited for this!

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 20:42 (nine years ago) link

fuck yes, album of the year contender

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 21:08 (nine years ago) link

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