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Nordvargr – “Pyrrhula” – [Cold Spring Records]

whngr   7/27/2022   A Library, CD

Haunting Dark Ambience

Medium to short length foreboding drones, creepy minimalism, and spooky abstractions from one Henrik Lennart Nordvargr Björk, who’s prodigious output under various titles (Pouppée Fabrikk, MZ. 412, All Hail the Transcendent Ghost, et al.) and genres has spanned more than three decades. Björk explores many different themes but appears to gravitate towards the turmoil of Europe in the 20th century and does so through myriad stylistic tributaries often employing electronic and synthesized sounds though he has stated that he prefers to record more traditionally, being drawn to the sounds of pedals and instruments over computer rendered audio. All tracks are heavy, deep, and quiet but if you’re not in the mood for stabbing into the darkness, might I suggest track 7, “Aryana of the Open Wound”.

Sweden – 2008

you heard it 5 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 6 days ago, Whinger played Stripped Of All But My Loyalty I Serve
  • 6 days ago, Whinger played Pyrrhula Two
  • 7 days ago, Belladonna played Inwards To Salvation
  • 14 days ago, Avakhov played Inwards To Salvation
  • 20 days ago, Whinger played Stripped Of All But My Loyalty I Serve
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