Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

BURZUM / Hliðskjálf (1999)

Varg's second prison album was made under the same constraints as Dauði Baldrs (1997) but it sounds fuller and has less fumbling. It's once more exploring Norse mythology through the medium of music, without the need for vocals. The dark ambient sound needs a suitably dark ambient environment to work in. If the quiet reflection of Rundtgåing av den Transcendentale Egenhetens Støtte (Filosofem, 1996), or Tomhet (Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, 1994) didn't make you hit the stop button, then you may connect with Hliðskjálf more than the average Burzum fan.

3½ hand drawn album covers out of 5

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