A collection of classic psychedelic classics reworked by Ulver, available from May 28th. Video for ‘Magic Hollow’ now online
Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, Ulver have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry, blending rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions along with noise and experimental music to create groundbreaking material.
Last year they released the critically acclaimed War Of The Roses album which was described by Zero Tolerance as ‘a beautiful record of startlingly powerful depth’ and Mojo magazine elaborated ‘Ulver’s genre-weaving musical noir channels David Sylvian, the ghosts of Coil and Pink Floyd in sumptuous melancholy mode.’
They return with Childhood’s End, a collection of classic – mostly obscure – psychedelic tracks recorded by the band over an extended period and a few different sessions; starting in late 2008 and ending in late 2011, ‘this is the stuff that we sit at home and get stoked about’ explains Kristoffer Rygg in a recent Kscope video interview.
The album includes Ulver’s unique versions of tracks from The 13th Floor Elevators, Electric Prunes, Jefferson Airplane, The Pretty Things along with more obscure choices from Bonniwell’s Music Machine, United States of America and more.
The full track list is as follows;
Bracelets of Fingers (The Pretty Things)
Everybody’s Been Burned (Byrds)
The Trap (Bonniwell’s Music Machine)
In the Past (Chocolate Watchband)
Today (Jefferson Airplane)
Can You Travel in the Dark Alone? (Gandalf)
I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes)
Street Song (13th Floor Elevators)
Dark is the Bark (Left Banke)
Magic Hollow (Beau Brummels)
Soon There Will Be Thunder (Common People)
Velvet Sunsets (Music Emporium)
Lament of the Astral Cowboy (Curt Boettcher)
I Can See the Light (Les Fleur De Lys)
Where is Yesterday (United States Of America)
The promo video for the track ‘Magic Hollow’, originally recorded by Beau Brummels, is now available on the Childhood’s End mini-site. The video was directed by Justin Oakey.
Go to the Childhood’s End website for more details, plus a free MP3 of the track ‘Magic Hollow’.