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Ulver - Perdition City - Music to an Interior Film CD (album) cover




Post Rock/Math rock

4.01 | 224 ratings

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5 stars The city is a cold, desolate place.

Ulver continues the evolution of their sound with a further look inside the world of electronics, and classical based compositions fused with trip-hop to create an intriguing if not moving work of art. Overall, I am much more pleased with the quality of the first half(3 songs) of the album than that of the second, although it is still really strong. A highlight on the second half is the brief but highly entertaining Catalept, which will instantly bring memories of Alfred Hitchcock like suspense. A majority of this album also follows in a similar pattern, evoking feelings of suspense and anticipation.

The strength of the album for me is the opening three songs, all of which are uniquely appealing in their own way. Lost in Moments is highly industrialized with significant tension in the notes. Porn Piece... is extremely modern and innovative, and also includes Garm's/Trickster G's best vocal work on the album at the end of the song; evoking countless images with its contrast to the music. Hallways of Always is the trip-hop concept played out in full, and really builds towards the finish.

Once again we see Ulver modifying their sound. An excellent record that gives a different vibe than Blood Inside, my personal favorite, but still extremely solid. Wonderful music to be experienced, not just heard.

OpethGuitarist | 5/5 |


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