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    Ulver - Blood Inside

    Year of Release: 2005
    Label: The End Records
    Catalog Number: TE058
    Format: CD
    Total Time: 45:49:00


    What is it?

    Stark. Bleak. Stringent. Moribund. And that's just the artwork.


    What it is:

    This is the soundtrack to someone's psychosis or everyone's apocalypse. Equal parts ambient, trip-hop, movie score (I use the word "score" colloquially ? there is nothing composed here as much as constructed), Blood Inside is narcolepsy-inducing, yet at the same time an emollient; an aberration yet strangely familiar.

    There is no real instrumental prowess on display, precious little conventional harmonic progression (save perhaps the synthesized Bach excerpt on the tag of "It Is Not Sound"), and nary a foray into conventional structure. Only the "Tomorrow Never Knows" quality of disc-closer "Operator" resembles a "song."

    The transmogrified vocals float eerily across the surface of each piece and intensify the desire for somnambulism. The samples and loops utilized are unobtrusive yet omnipresent, bringing respite to the listener just as one's acuity starts to atrophy?

    Blood Inside washes over the listener, eliminating the strains of all music from the subconscious, not so much cleansing as purging one's musical palette. As the last notes fade away though, I realized that in the absence of music, the unspeakably ubiquitous void created by this disc left me craving ? what, I don't know ? I felt drained. Then I played the disc again. And again?

    Rating: 9-/10 [4.5/5] (the minus is for obfuscating the concept ? I want to know why someone would create this)


    I imagine that this is the impression that Brian Wilson's inner circle must have gotten when he played Smile for the first time?

    Dressed In Black (7:06) / For The Love Of God (4:11) / Christmas (6:15) / Blinded By Blood (6:22) / It Is Not Sound (4:37) / The Truth (4:01) / In The Red (3:30) / Your Call (6:07) / Operator(3:36)

    Kristoffer 'Garm' Rygg [Trickster G] - vocals, synths,
    Jørn H. Sværen - drums
    Tore Ylwizaker - synths, piano, bass

    Vargnatt (demo) (1993)
    Bergtatt (1994)
    Kveldsjanger (1995)
    Nattens Madrigal (1996)
    Themes From William Blake's Marriage Of Heaven And Hell (1999)
    Metamorphosis (ep) (1999)
    Perdition City (2000)
    Silence Teaches You How To Sing (ep) (2001)
    Silencing The Singing (ep) (2001)
    Teachings In Silence (2002)
    Lyckantropen Themes (2002)
    1993-2003: 1st Decade In the Machines (2003)
    A Quick Fix Of Melancholy (ep) (2003)
    Svidd Neger - Original Soundtrack (2003)
    Blood Inside (2005)

    Genre: Other

    Origin NO

    Added: July 25th 2005
    Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
    Artist website: www.jester-records.com/ulver/
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    Language: english

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