Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Ulver's 'Shadow of the Sun' is one of the most stunning records I've ever listened to. It is so achingly melancholic, gorgeously warm and just beguilingly simple! Nothing here is conventional yet nothing here is out of place. As a vocal performance, Kristoffer 'Garm' Rygg is probably the hands down best at making grown metalheads weep with joy.
So it is perfect for midnight listenings! The above track is a cover of Black Sabbath's Solitude, but not in the way we're used to it. It is painfully beautiful, so try it out.
You can hit up the rest of the record on Youtube, or if you know how to fiddle with .rar files, well you know where to find them: here.
A note on the record art: It is simple but has powerful elements at work, showing two works of nature coincidentally forming a frame and an image.