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"Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - Blue Transparent" 2x 12" Gatefold LP 2021, House of Mythology
34.00EUR • approx. 49.3USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as described by Tore Ylwizaker.

Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve – The Ulver Story, published last year. “To orientate our music into an art setting is appealing to me”, he said. “Doing whatever we want, not knowing what it’s supposed to become or where it will end up.”

During the shows at Henie Onstad the band found themselves trapped in a multidimensional “hypercube” in the middle of the asymmetric space. Inside it they experimented with all-new ideas in an installation as galactic as the music presented was unmistakably ulverish. Around them, the audience moved unhindered among hallucinatory lights and laser-guided melodies, losing themselves in interstellar clouds of gas, dust and broken junk of exploded stars. I suppose we were all sidereal messengers, cruising through the groovy galaxies.

Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts. Professionally multi-tracked in the gallery, a first go at the mix was done simultaneously with Drone Activity, early 2019. They left it for Flowers of Evil, for which the seeds had already been sown. You’ll notice. Then The Ulver Story was brought to a conclusion, with huge plans for their final dance. But as we all know, the pandemic put a spanner in the works.

Come 2021, and Anders Møller and Kristoffer Rygg decided to restart the Solid State Logic console in Subsonic Society. A total recall made the job less gruelling than expected, they report, and in a fortnight the mixes were in stellar shape, ready to be mastered by Vegard Sleipnes via the same society’s good old Studer tape machine and collection of high-end outboard gear.

The result is spectacular, spaced out, and “astral black… with hints of Supertramp and Sun Ra”, as the band jestingly told someone on a social medium. But most of all Hexahedron is expansive, transportive and luminous. A moment of flight captured for posterity. A dancing star.

Or as curator Lars Mørch Finborud states in the album’s liner notes: “a definite highlight in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s music and performance history.”

Tore Engelsen Espedal, April 2021

audio files available
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01. Enter The Void
02. Aeon Blue
03. Bounty Hunter
04. A Fearful Symmetry
05. The Long Way Home

last update: 2021-05-27
Ulver (Norway)
"Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - Clear Vinyl" 2x 12" Gatefold LP 2021, House of Mythology
34.00EUR • approx. 49.3USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as described by Tore Ylwizaker.

Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve – The Ulver Story, published last year. “To orientate our music into an art setting is appealing to me”, he said. “Doing whatever we want, not knowing what it’s supposed to become or where it will end up.”

During the shows at Henie Onstad the band found themselves trapped in a multidimensional “hypercube” in the middle of the asymmetric space. Inside it they experimented with all-new ideas in an installation as galactic as the music presented was unmistakably ulverish. Around them, the audience moved unhindered among hallucinatory lights and laser-guided melodies, losing themselves in interstellar clouds of gas, dust and broken junk of exploded stars. I suppose we were all sidereal messengers, cruising through the groovy galaxies.

Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts. Professionally multi-tracked in the gallery, a first go at the mix was done simultaneously with Drone Activity, early 2019. They left it for Flowers of Evil, for which the seeds had already been sown. You’ll notice. Then The Ulver Story was brought to a conclusion, with huge plans for their final dance. But as we all know, the pandemic put a spanner in the works.

Come 2021, and Anders Møller and Kristoffer Rygg decided to restart the Solid State Logic console in Subsonic Society. A total recall made the job less gruelling than expected, they report, and in a fortnight the mixes were in stellar shape, ready to be mastered by Vegard Sleipnes via the same society’s good old Studer tape machine and collection of high-end outboard gear.

The result is spectacular, spaced out, and “astral black… with hints of Supertramp and Sun Ra”, as the band jestingly told someone on a social medium. But most of all Hexahedron is expansive, transportive and luminous. A moment of flight captured for posterity. A dancing star.

Or as curator Lars Mørch Finborud states in the album’s liner notes: “a definite highlight in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s music and performance history.”

Tore Engelsen Espedal, April 2021

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
01. Enter The Void
02. Aeon Blue
03. Bounty Hunter
04. A Fearful Symmetry
05. The Long Way Home

last update: 2021-05-27
Ulver (Norway)
"Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - White Vinyl" 2x 12" Gatefold LP 2021, House of Mythology
34.00EUR • approx. 49.3USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as described by Tore Ylwizaker.

Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve – The Ulver Story, published last year. “To orientate our music into an art setting is appealing to me”, he said. “Doing whatever we want, not knowing what it’s supposed to become or where it will end up.”

During the shows at Henie Onstad the band found themselves trapped in a multidimensional “hypercube” in the middle of the asymmetric space. Inside it they experimented with all-new ideas in an installation as galactic as the music presented was unmistakably ulverish. Around them, the audience moved unhindered among hallucinatory lights and laser-guided melodies, losing themselves in interstellar clouds of gas, dust and broken junk of exploded stars. I suppose we were all sidereal messengers, cruising through the groovy galaxies.

Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts. Professionally multi-tracked in the gallery, a first go at the mix was done simultaneously with Drone Activity, early 2019. They left it for Flowers of Evil, for which the seeds had already been sown. You’ll notice. Then The Ulver Story was brought to a conclusion, with huge plans for their final dance. But as we all know, the pandemic put a spanner in the works.

Come 2021, and Anders Møller and Kristoffer Rygg decided to restart the Solid State Logic console in Subsonic Society. A total recall made the job less gruelling than expected, they report, and in a fortnight the mixes were in stellar shape, ready to be mastered by Vegard Sleipnes via the same society’s good old Studer tape machine and collection of high-end outboard gear.

The result is spectacular, spaced out, and “astral black… with hints of Supertramp and Sun Ra”, as the band jestingly told someone on a social medium. But most of all Hexahedron is expansive, transportive and luminous. A moment of flight captured for posterity. A dancing star.

Or as curator Lars Mørch Finborud states in the album’s liner notes: “a definite highlight in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s music and performance history.”

Tore Engelsen Espedal, April 2021

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
01. Enter The Void
02. Aeon Blue
03. Bounty Hunter
04. A Fearful Symmetry
05. The Long Way Home

last update: 2021-05-27
Ulver (Norway)
"Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell (1998) - Red Vinyl" 2x 12" Gatefold LP 2021, Peaceville
30.00EUR • approx. 43.5USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Ulver's 4th album offers a musical setting of William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, consisting of elements from drum and bass, progressive rock, spoken word, industrial music, and black metal, fused into a somewhat ambient new style.

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A1. The Argument Plate 2 (4:03)
A2. Plate 3 (2:48)
A3. Plate 3 (1:33)
A4. The Voice Of The Devil Plate 4 (2:49)
A5. Plates 5-6 (2:31)
A6. A Memorable Fancy Plates 6-7 (4:24)
B1. Proverbs Of Hell Plates 7-10 (9:06)
B2. Plate 11 (2:01)
B3. Untitled (3:26)
B4. A Memorable Fancy Plates 12-13 (5:59)
C1. Plate 14 (2:08)
C2. A Memorable Fancy Plate 15 (4:51)
C3. Plates 16-17 (3:17)
C4. A Memorable Fancy Plates 17-20 (11:23)
D1. Untitled (2:27)
D2. Plates 21-22 (3:11)
D3. A Memorable Fancy Plates 22-24 (4:50)
D4. Untitled (3:59)
D5. A Song Of Liberty Plates 25-27 (5:30)
D6. Chorus (0:48)

last update: 2021-10-08
Ulver (Norway)
"Hexahedron - Live at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter" CD 2021, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as described by Tore Ylwizaker.

Hexahedron documents the second of the two dazzling, sold-out Ulver shows in the legendary Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden back in April 2018. A special commission and “an honourable undertaking”, as Tore Ylwizaker put it in their career-spanning book Wolves Evolve – The Ulver Story, published last year. “To orientate our music into an art setting is appealing to me”, he said. “Doing whatever we want, not knowing what it’s supposed to become or where it will end up.”

During the shows at Henie Onstad the band found themselves trapped in a multidimensional “hypercube” in the middle of the asymmetric space. Inside it they experimented with all-new ideas in an installation as galactic as the music presented was unmistakably ulverish. Around them, the audience moved unhindered among hallucinatory lights and laser-guided melodies, losing themselves in interstellar clouds of gas, dust and broken junk of exploded stars. I suppose we were all sidereal messengers, cruising through the groovy galaxies.

Three years have passed, and finally it’s here. One continuous session of sixty minutes broken into five parts. Professionally multi-tracked in the gallery, a first go at the mix was done simultaneously with Drone Activity, early 2019. They left it for Flowers of Evil, for which the seeds had already been sown. You’ll notice. Then The Ulver Story was brought to a conclusion, with huge plans for their final dance. But as we all know, the pandemic put a spanner in the works.

Come 2021, and Anders Møller and Kristoffer Rygg decided to restart the Solid State Logic console in Subsonic Society. A total recall made the job less gruelling than expected, they report, and in a fortnight the mixes were in stellar shape, ready to be mastered by Vegard Sleipnes via the same society’s good old Studer tape machine and collection of high-end outboard gear.

The result is spectacular, spaced out, and “astral black… with hints of Supertramp and Sun Ra”, as the band jestingly told someone on a social medium. But most of all Hexahedron is expansive, transportive and luminous. A moment of flight captured for posterity. A dancing star.

Or as curator Lars Mørch Finborud states in the album’s liner notes: “a definite highlight in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s music and performance history.”

Tore Engelsen Espedal, April 2021

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
01. Enter The Void
02. Aeon Blue
03. Bounty Hunter
04. A Fearful Symmetry
05. The Long Way Home

last update: 2021-05-27
Ulver (Norway)
"Hexahedron - Size L" T-Shirt 2021, House of Mythology
20.00EUR • approx. 29USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
White print on black Gildan Heavy 100% cotton T-shirt, with the "Hexahedron" inspired logo.




last update: 2021-09-17
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - Black Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
23.00EUR • approx. 33.4USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Shipping in late August!

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- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2021-10-21
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - Blue Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
25.00EUR • approx. 36.3USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Lim. 1000 copies. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
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[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2020-06-04
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - Crystal Clear Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
25.00EUR • approx. 36.3USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Lim. 1000 copies. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
related projects
- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2021-07-20
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - Silver Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
25.00EUR • approx. 36.3USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Lim. 1000 copies. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2020-06-04
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - White Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
25.00EUR • approx. 36.3USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Lim. 1000 copies. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2020-08-31
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil - Yellow Vinyl" 12" LP 2020, House of Mythology
30.00EUR • approx. 43.5USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Lim. 500 copies. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
A1. One Last Dance
A2. Russian Doll
A3. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
A4. Hour of the Wolf
B1. Apocalypse 1993
B2. Little Boy
B3. Nostalgia
B4. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2020-06-04
Ulver (Norway)
"/ Tore Engelsen Espedal - Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story" Book 2020, House of Mythology
40.00EUR • approx. 58USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Along with Flowers of Evil comes Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story, a 336-page book, reflecting on over 25 years of Ulver history. 336 pages, 18,9 x 24,6 cm, colour print, design paper. Shipping in late August!

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contents:
150 pages of conversation with the band, conducted and framed by the undersigned, alongside textual detours by Phil Alexander, Nile Bowie and Torolf Kroglund, and a wealth of photographs from the private archives of the band and others

last update: 2020-06-04
Ulver (Norway)
"Flowers of Evil" CD 2020, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Shipping in late August!

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
01. One Last Dance
02. Russian Doll
03. Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers
04. Hour of the Wolf
05. Apocalypse 1993
06. Little Boy
07. Nostalgia
08. A Thousand Cuts

last update: 2021-08-31
Ulver (Norway)
"Drone Activity - Black Vinyl" 2x 12" Gatefold LP 2019, House of Mythology
27.00EUR • approx. 39.2USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
If the Zodiac album was a free-form Ulver interpreting the signs in the stars, "Drone Activity" stares into the abyss, documenting those moments after the last rays of sun speckle the surface and careless subterranean streams start determining the course.

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A. True North
B. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
C. Blood, Fire, Woods, Diamonds
D. Exodus

last update: 2021-03-10
Ulver (Norway)
"Drone Activity" CD 2019, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
If the Zodiac album was a free-form Ulver interpreting the signs in the stars, "Drone Activity" stares into the abyss, documenting those moments after the last rays of sun speckle the surface and careless subterranean streams start determining the course.

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01. True North
02. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
03. Blood, Fire, Woods, Diamonds
04. Exodus

last update: 2021-01-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Sic Transit Gloria Mundi - Black Vinyl" 12" LP 2018, House of Mythology
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The sad remains from "Assassination of Julius Caesar", Ulver's Caesarean banquet. Two songs left on the drawing board at the time of the album, plus a cover of 'The Power Of Love', by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and 4 bonus live tracks.

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A1. Echo Chamber (Room of Tears)
A2. Bring Out Your Dead
A3. The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Bonus Live Tracks:
B1. Nemoralia (Dark Mofo, Odeon Theatre, Hobart, Tasmania, June 15 2017)
B2. Southern Gothic (Labirinto della Masone, Fontanellato, Parma, Italy, June 3 2017)
B3. Transverberation (Labirinto della Masone, Fontanellato, Parma, Italy, June 3 2017)
B4. Rolling Stone (Bergen International Festival, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway, May 28 2018)

last update: 2021-01-25
Ulver (Norway)
"Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" CDSingle 2018, House of Mythology
9.00EUR • approx. 13.1USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
The sad remains from "Assassination of Julius Caesar", Ulver's Caesarean banquet. The EP brings two songs left on the drawing board at the time of the album, plus a cover of 'The Power Of Love', by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

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01. Echo Chamber (Room Of Tears) (4:24)
02. Bring Out Your Dead (4:56)
03. The Power Of Love (5:38)

last update: 2021-06-23
Ulver (Norway)
"The Assassination of Julius Caesar - Black Vinyl" 12" LP 2017, House of Mythology
22.00EUR • approx. 31.9USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Ulver's first fully fledged studio album since 2011’s "Wars of the Roses". They call it "their pop album,” something they have been longing to do for years, and their unruly play with myth, history and popular culture has never been more manifest.

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- tracklist -
A1. Nemoralia
A2. Rolling Stone
A3. So Falls the World
A4. Southern Gothic
B1. Angelus Novus
B2. Transverberation
B3. 1969
B4. Coming Home

last update: 2021-10-21
Ulver (Norway)
"The Assassination of Julius Caesar" CD 2017, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Ulver's first fully fledged studio album since 2011’s "Wars of the Roses". They call it "their pop album,” something they have been longing to do for years, and their unruly play with myth, history and popular culture has never been more manifest.

audio files available
related projects
[ add to cart ]
- tracklist -
01. Nemoralia
02. Rolling Stone
03. So Falls the World
04. Southern Gothic
05. Angelus Novus
06. Transverberation
07. 1969
08. Coming Home

last update: 2021-08-31
Ulver (Norway)
"Riverhead O.S.T. - Black Vynil" 12" Gatefold LP 2016, House of Mythology
20.00EUR • approx. 29USD [ recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Riverhead is the original score to a film by Justin Oakey. A hushed, airy and ominous soundtrack from the Norwegian masters, touching on Nordic and Celtic folk music from within an ambient/atmospheric frame. Lim. 500 on black vinyl!

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A1. Riverhead
A2. Alleyways
A3. The Road To Town
A4. In A Wooden Coat
A5. Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings
A6. Father's Feud
A7. In Memoriam
B1. Stoke The Fire
B2. Bored Of Canada
B3. Hard Standing
B4. Stalking
B5. A Waste Of Your Father's Life
B6. Spiteful Things
B7. The Hunt
B8. Snake In The Grass

last update: 2017-12-12
Ulver (Norway)
"ATGCLVLSSCAP" CD 2016, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
A new album, consists of over 80 minutes worth of multitracked and studio-enhanced live, mostly improvisational, rock and electronic soundscapes. Influences are diverse, ranging from Prog, electronica and Krautrock, showcasing Ulver's love of 70s music.

Release date: 22.01.2016 (expected shipping date: 25.01.2016)

In Newton’s basic laws of motion – those which lie at the heart of modern physics – the paradox stands that constant velocity is essentially as natural as being at rest. True to form, in the now twenty-two-year-old life of Ulver, only one constant has remained, that being a forward-driving spirit that has moved this mercurial Norwegian-based collective forever through challenges and adventure anew, irrespective of reductive genre pigeonholing. Moreover, their latest voyage into the unknown is no different, marking another new chapter for an outfit characterised by wild and inspiring unpredictability, along with a fresh triumph for one of modern music’s most iconoclastic forces.

The basis for ATGCLVLSSCAP – which the band has been working with under the moniker ‘12’ – arrives from recordings made at twelve different live shows that Ulver performed in February 2014, in which band the band vaulted into the deep end of an improvisatory approach to their performance. As Kristoffer Rygg, the prime mover of the band since its inception puts it wryly, “The tour was to be an experiment, kind of loose and scary for a band as ‘set in their ways’ as us.”

Although the line-up for these shows remained similar to that on 2012’s psychedelic covers album Childhood’s End, and the band had taken succour from the sounds and headspace they explored on that record, this was another break into new territory, using their live energy and spontaneity as the fuel for aural explorations that would surprise even the band themselves. “At the end of any album process, I can’t wait to do something else,” comments Rygg. ”So yeah, it is partly borne out of that feeling, being a bit bored with the circumstances. It was quite liberating to do something more in the moment. One night a jam could be five minutes, and the next it could be fifteen. We couldn’t have captured these songs in a studio environment.”

Once the tour was over, it was down to his bandmate Daniel O’Sullivan to take charge of these multitrack recordings, sculpting and editing hours of material in his North London enclave, formerly owned by charismatic artist and Coil associate, the sadly departed Ian Johnstone – as O’Sullivan noted, “The hungry ghosts of the now empty house appear to be burrowing into this record.” Anders Møller, Kristoffer Rygg and Tore Ylwizaker got involved a bit later, honing things from their end in Subsonic Society and Oak Hill Studios, Oslo, before the vinyl cutting process took place at THD Vinyl Mastering, also in Oslo, in which the band was fully involved in the crucial initial cut of the 14” lacquer. What resulted is the widescreen sweep and atmospheric splendour of ATGCLVLSSCAP, ultimately a piece of work that exists above and beyond any conventional live recording, rather a hallucinatory travelogue as potent an experience to bear witness to as it was to construct.

As always in the world of Ulver, influences are disparate and diverse, yet as Rygg notes, “It’s quite tributary in a way, there are clear nods to sounds from the past.” Many of these dwell in progressive, electronic and krautrock realms, heralding a lifelong love within the band for the music of the 70s – the fiery mantras of ‘Om Hanumate Namah’ and the motorik drive of ‘Cromagnosis’ draw an astral trajectory between the propulsion of Kraftwerk/Neu! and the ritualistic intensity of prime Amon Düül II, whilst the spirits of both Klaus Schulze and John Carpenter are audible in the electronic soundscapes of ‘Desert/Dawn’, not to mention the Bernard Herrmann touch in the closing ‘Solaris’. Even when the band revisits an earlier gem from 2000’s Perdition City album, as on ‘Nowhere (Sweet Sixteen)’, its reinvigorated by their expansive and emotionally charged approach.

“We always feel like, independently of what kind of instrumentation we use, we’re still playing the same nocturnal stuff,” laughs Rygg. “There are a few motifs that keep recurring all the time in what we do, and if it’s in a rock form or an electronic form, it’s always there.” Yet as true as this may be, by shaking up their creative process, the band have summoned up a unique testimony to the creative power of a mighty force who remain blissfully free of genre or convention, ATGCLVLSSCAP is progressive in the truest sense of the word, a record that may be this capricious band’s pièce-de-resistance.

– Jimmy Martin



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01. England’s Hidden
02. Glammer Hammer
03. Moody Stix
04. Cromagnosis
05. The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible
06. Om Hanumate Namah
07. Desert/Dawn
08. D-Day Drone
09. Gold Beach
10. Nowhere (Sweet Sixteen)
11. Ecclesiastes (A Vernal Catnap)
12. Solaris

last update: 2021-02-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Riverhead O.S.T." CD 2016, House of Mythology
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Riverhead is the original score to a film by Justin Oakey. A hushed, airy and ominous soundtrack from the Norwegian masters, touching on Nordic and Celtic folk music from within an ambient/atmospheric frame.

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01. Riverhead
02. Alleyways
03. Road To Town
04. In A Wooden Coat
05. Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings
06. Father's Feud
07. In Memoriam
08. Stoke The Fire
09. Bored Of Canada
10. Hard Standing
11. Stalking
12. A Waste Of Your Father's Life
13. Spiteful Things
14. The Hunt
15. Snake In The Grass

last update: 2020-12-13
Ulver (Norway)
"Messe I.X-VI.X - Black Vinyl" 12" Gatefold LP 2013, Kscope
22.00EUR • approx. 31.9USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
A chamber music piece, commissioned by the Tromsø Kulturhus, in a cooperation with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. Closer to contemporary Classical than anything else, this is yet another brilliant evidence of their boundless talent.

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A1. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts Of A Bloody Past
A2. Shri Schneider
A3. Glamour Box (Ostinati)
B1. Son Of Man
B2. Noche Oscura Del Alma
B3. Mother Of Mercy

last update: 2021-09-06
Ulver (Norway)
"with Tromsø Chamber Orchestra – Messe I.X-VI.X" 12" Picture LP 2013, Kscope
20.00EUR • approx. 29USD [ add to cart ]
A chamber music piece, commissioned by the Tromsø Kulturhus, in a cooperation with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. Closer to contemporary Classical than anything else, this is yet another brilliant evidence of their boundless talent.

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A1. As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples With Ghosts Of A Bloody Past ()
A2. Shri Schneider ()
A3. Glamour Box (Ostinati) ()
B1. Son Of Man ()
B2. Noche Oscura Del Alma ()
B3. Mother Of Mercy ()
B3. No Witnesses (6:07)

last update: 2021-02-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Childhood's End " Digipak CD 2012, Kscope
11.00EUR • approx. 16USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Classic psychedelic tracks re-worked by Norwegian legends! A collection of classic - mostly obscure - tracks recorded by the band over an extended period and a few different sessions that showcases Ulver's love for Sixties' garage rock and psychedelia.

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01. Bracelets Of Fingers
02. Everybody's Been Burned
03. The Trap
04. In The Past
05. Today
06. Can You Travel In The Dark Alone
07. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
08. Street Song
09. 66-5-4-3-2-1
10. Dark Is The Bark
11. Magic Hollow
12. Soon There'll Be Thunder
13. Velvet Sunsets
14. Lament Of The Astral Cowboy
15. I Can See The Light
16. Where Is Yesterday

last update: 2021-07-09
Ulver (Norway)
"Wars of the Roses - White Vinyl" 12" Gatefold LP 2011, Jester / Kscope
20.00EUR • approx. 29USD [ add to cart ]
Ulver continue to evolve in their progressive take on music, now touching on the polished sensibilities of pop and rock to combine them with the baroque menagerie of acoustic instrumentation and the electronic extravaganza that the band master so well.

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01. February MMX (4:10)
02. Norwegian Gothic (3:46)
03. Providence (8:12)
04. September IV (4:38)
05. England (3:57)
06. Island (6:04)
07. Stone Angels (14:52)

last update: 2021-02-16
Ulver (Norway)
"Wars of the Roses" Digibook CD 2011, Jester / Kscope
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ add to cart ]
Ulver continue to evolve in their progressive take on music, now touching on the polished sensibilities of pop and rock to combine them with the baroque menagerie of acoustic instrumentation and the electronic extravaganza that the band master so well.

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01. February MMX (4:10)
02. Norwegian Gothic (3:46)
03. Providence (8:12)
04. September IV (4:38)
05. England (3:57)
06. Island (6:04)
07. Stone Angels (14:52)

last update: 2021-02-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Shadows of the Sun" CD 2007, Jester Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
The seventh studio album by the Norwegian experimental band Ulver. Low-key, dark and tragic, "Shadows of the Sun" somehow brings to mind Coil's most melodic outputs. Recommended.

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01. Eos (5:05)
02. All The Love (3:42)
03. Like Music (3:30)
04. Vigil (4:27)
05. Shadows Of The Sun (4:36)
06. Let The Children Go (3:50)
07. Solitude (3:53)
08. Funebre (4:26)
09. What Happened? (6:25)

last update: 2021-04-05
Ulver (Norway)
"Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" Slipcase 2x CD 2007, Jester Records
16.00EUR • approx. 23.2USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Ulver's 4th album offers a musical setting of William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, consisting of elements from drum and bass, progressive rock, spoken word, industrial music, and black metal, fused into a somewhat ambient new style.

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Disc I:
01. The Argument, Plate 2 (4:03)
02. Plate 3 (2:48)
03. Plate 3, Following (1:33)
04. The Voice Of The Devil, Plate 4 (2:49)
05. Plates 5 - 6 (2:31)
06. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 6 - 7 (4:24)
07. Proverbs Of Hell, Plates 7 - 10 (9:06)
08. Plate 11 (2:01)
09. Intro (3:26)
10. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 12 - 13 (5:59)
11. Plate 14 (2:08)
12. A Memorable Fancy, Plate 15 (4:51)
13. Plates 16 - 17 (3:17)
Disc II:
01. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 17 - 20 (11:23)
02. Intro (2:27)
03. Plates 21 - 22 (3:11)
04. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 22 - 24 (4:50)
05. Intro (3:59)
06. A Song Of Liberty, Plates 25 - 27 (26:23)

last update: 2021-03-25
Ulver (Norway)
"Blood Inside" CD 2005, Jester Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Ulver’s evolution moving again on a grand scale. Gaining much experience throughout the five years between their last proper studio album, and this emergency-room excursion, ‘Blood Inside’ offers more vocals, more variety and infinite interpretations.

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01. Dressed in black
02. For the love of God
03. Christmas
04. Blinded by blood
05. It is not sound
06. The truth
07. In the red
08. Your call
09. Operator

last update: 2020-08-22
Ulver (Norway)
"Svidd neger (Original soundtrack)" CD 2004, Jester Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ add to cart ]
Ulver's soundtrack to the infamous "Svidd Neger" movie, a berserker cabaret of incest, murder and rape in the ripe nature of Norway. A crystal selection from Ulver's filthy and fragmented body for the film, reworked and compiled for the listening blind.

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01. Preface (1:41)
02. Ante Andante (0:54)
03. Comedown (2:19)
04. Surface (3:17)
05. Somnam (2:42)
06. Wild Cat (2:32)
07. Rock Massif Pt. I (1:42)
08. Rock Massif Pt. II (2:05)
09. Poltermagda (0:28)
10. Mummy (1:03)
11. Burn The Bitch (0:52)
12. Sick Soliloquy (0:22)
13. Waltz Of King Karl (3:17)
14. Sadface (2:43)
15. Fuck Fast (0:21)
16. Wheel Of Conclusion (6:27)

last update: 2021-02-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Lyckantropen Themes" CD 2003, Jester Records
12.50EUR • approx. 18.1USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
This the original Ulver soundtrack for the Swedish short film Lyckantropen, produced and directed by Steve Ericsson. "The final results are an exciting blend and experimental soundscapes, dark undertones and haunting passages..."

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01. Theme 1
02. Theme 2
03. Theme 3
04. Theme 4
05. Theme 5
06. Theme 6
07. Theme 7
08. Theme 8
09. Theme 9
10. Theme 10

last update: 2021-06-04
Ulver (Norway)
"Teachings In Silence" CD 2003, Jester Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ add to cart ]
Moments of utter quietude ruptured only by spirals of electronic esoterica, to moments of cascading keyboards that continually engage a cycle of calm self-destruction, only to emerge in reconfigured form.

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Silence Teaches You How To Sing:
01. Silence Teaches You How To Sing (24:05)
Silencing The Singing:
02. Darling Didn't We Kill You? (8:52)
03. Speak Dead Speaker (9:33)
04. Not Saved (10:29)

last update: 2021-02-15
Ulver (Norway)
"Perdition City (Music To An Interior Film)" CD 2000, Jester Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Continuing the psychedelic line of the William Blake album, but expanding into trip-hop and purely boundless experimental soundscape areas, Ulver smashes all pre-conceptions with this masterpiece.

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01. Lost In Moments (7:16)
02. Porn Piece Or The Scars Of Cold Kisses (7:09)
02a. Piece One (3:58)
02b. Piece Two (3:11)
03. Hallways Of Always (6:35)
04. Tomorrow Never Knows (7:59)
05. The Future Sound Of Music (6:39)
06. We Are The Dead (3:40)
07. Dead City Centres (7:10)
08. Catalept (2:17)
09. Nowhere/Catastrophe (4:48)
Video: Limbo Central (Theme From Perdition City)

last update: 2021-04-16
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