Saturday, January 29, 2011

When - Death in the Blue Lake

We return to Norway once again, as it our wont in the wintertime, and as usual we've got something pretty strange on our hands. When was a one-man psych/prog/classical/noise act from the eighties who went on to influence the young black metal musicians once they started experimenting with synthesizers, ambience, and weirder things. The first half of this particular album is a twenty minute titular soundscape inspired by a famous Norwegian horror novel of the same name. It's bleak and chilling and those of you familiar with Satyricon's early work may spot some sections lifted wholesale for Dark Medieval Times. Side B is all over the place: Bowie-like robot pop, ritualistic chanting and percussion, yodeling through layered effects and echoes, groaning drones, and a Christmas themed noise piece that could have appeared on The Black Rider.


  1. I can hardly wait to listen to this. Satyricon, David Bowie and Tom Waits all mentioned in one post.

    speaking of weird shit, I made a song that I think you may enjoy:

  2. Curious how this will sound. Thank you.


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