Hazard a guess at what my username is named after, rather than just using the Norwegian word for hell. The history fascinated me for quite a while a few years ago or so. What was it like to be there as it was all going on, where you quite informed about it, or just heard what the media had to say? Because not only what Euronymous did there was that stint Varg had with the church arson's and everything else interlinked.
There were so many rumours I didn't pay attention to any of them in the end. When the church burnings started I just thought it was retarded. The few people involved in the emotional dramas ended up killing each other or themselves, and there is one person left who now lives in France with his wife and kids. The music still stands. I appreciated the reactionary movement against the church and I appreciated the music, but I had no understanding for the violence which had more to do with individual egos than the movement itself.
That tech metal sounds pretty good, not really my thing but it's catchy with decent vocals
The first time I heard it I couldn't help bursting out in laughter . I have since listened to the album properly and appreciate the complexity and technical skill involved. It's not something I can listen to any time, I agree. Some people called it "The Thinking Man's Metal". They didn't subscribe to the high adrenaline/testosterone performances, but instead put emphasis on concepts and musicianship.
The crust punk reminded me of Darkthrones newer stuff(ish) not their latest on double checking but certainly a change in direction
I haven't really been in the BM scene lately as I'v been listening to, well, everything that's good, some subjective facet of art that I appreciate which is defined in ways still unknown to me; there is gold in (nearly?*) every genre.
Yes, I have listened to some of their stuff. I don't mind the second track, but it sounds like a lot of things I have heard before. It fails to hold my attention. I grew up listening to Pink Floyd, so it has been difficult to find bands that surpass their progressive ingenuity as I tend to use them as comparison. It's probably not fair to Ulver, who seem innovative, technically skilled and creative enough -- but I have trouble holding my attention to it. Perhaps I need to listen harder.
I don't mind that. It requires a certain mood though, which I often find very difficult to tap into. I find myself wishing the vocals weren't there for some reason. Perhaps it's the pervasive fragility that gets to me. The second half of the track is different; they are doing something interesting there. Prog bands like Mogwai and Mono come to mind.
The sound reminds me a little of the shoegazer movement in the 80s and 90s, which sadly died off. 90s Australian band Swirl is worth a listen, they remained largely unknown outside the borders of Australia. Their cool, melancholy detachment is somewhat easier for me to access:
I haven't yet. Mamoru Oshii is one of my favourites but after seeing some mishaps (Patlabor was a failure) I don't delve into his works blindly.
I'll look into it.
GitS 1&2 have a great ost by Kenji Kawai.
Yoko Kanno did an openning for the series, but I'd recommend listening to her whole creative range; jazz, blues, electronics.