ULVER Scary Muzak
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1. Aleen Howl
2. Ateliers Hume
3. Genet Nightingale
4. Addi Fled Hon
5. Alchemist Salk
6. Boo Sackloth
7. Evil Longbows
8. Club Fuego
9. Achilles Milk
10. Ecm Panorama
11. Redrum Al Brut
12. Rip Brouhaha


Ole Alexander Halstensgård, Kristoffer Rygg, Tore Ylwizaker and Stian Westerhus - went full isolation in their studio below the haunted hill, fantasizing about bygone nights of slasher, exploitation, and giallo. Three or four months went by, the band returned to the living, and sent their radiophonic workshop experiments off to the Dogs of Doom, France, where friend and fellow film freak, Carpenter Brut did a Read more [...] razor-sharp mix before taking it to Thibault Chaumont (Deviant Lab) for the master.

Scary Muzak, on one hand a homage to Carpenters themes - five out of twelve tracks are covers whereas the rest comes from the outer realms - and on the other zooming out on the aesthetics of the late 70s and early 80s popular culture. It is perhaps the Norwegians most hauntological moment, whirling up themes and moods, horrors and mysteries hidden in the foggy back alleys of your youth. Imagine the gloomy siblings of Les Humphries, Gert Wilden, and their respective orchestras, armed to their teeth with synths, pads, FX. Sometimes classy and chilling, other times amusingly smooth and sleazy, and at times outright beautiful in its suspense-filled vigour, Scary Muzak is an inspired, goblinesque addition to the ever-expanding Ulver catalogue. Interior films, remember?


Added on 2022-11-02


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