Messe I.X-Vi.X


Available from 14/08/2013

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01. As Syrians pour in, Lebanon grapples with ghosts of a bloody past
02. Shri Schneider
03. Glamour box (ostinati)
04. Son of man
05. Noche oscura del alma
06. Mother of mercy
Composed and first performed by Ulver, on primarily electronic instruments, with the Tromso Chamber Orchestra September 21 2012. The assistance of Martin Romberg – God bless his Viennese heart and arrangements – has been invaluable. Much of this was recorded live, yet it is not a live album. We′ve spent long hours in the studio translating what happened that night. We are at peace for now. It is more quiet than normal. More modern than medieval. But there will always be rapture. Consecration and crying. The father, the mother … and ghosts. Shadows reverberates – it feels like a companion piece – and Silence’s erratic electronique. Sample culture. War and vulture. People hurt. In spite we love. Our children. We fear their future. Remember Gorecki’s No. 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. It has haunted us for years, and probably always will. The Gustavs Mahler and Holst. Sound collages from When or Nurse With Wound. 70′s kraut and synth. Ash Ra and Autobahn. 80′s pop scores. John Carpenter and Tin Drum. Terry Riley, again and again and again. Saint John of the Cross. By now, most of you know where we come from. The rest is silence.
Ulver, Purgatory, summer 2013.

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