Ulver / Atgclvlsscap
Album: Atgclvlsscap   Collection:General
Artist:Ulver   Added:Feb 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-02-21 Pull Date: 2016-04-24
Week Ending: Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 1 4 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 30, 2016: Life Aquatic
4. Apr 13, 2016: Brownian Motion
2. Apr 21, 2016: a strange pursuit
5. Apr 13, 2016: Home on the Range
3. Apr 15, 2016: A Visit From Drum
D-Day Drone
6. Apr 12, 2016: Life Aquatic
Moody Stix

Album Review
D. Noriega
Reviewed 2016-02-22
Ulver – ATGCLVLSSCAP (Jester Records)

Norwegian avant-rock/metal legends are back with a monumental masterpiece spanning every style they’ve flirted with in the past—mostly a doomy epic krautrock atmosphere prevails, but there’s hints of folk, jazz, ambient; lush textures and stark rhythms throughout. Jams were culled from an extensive backlog of live recordings and enhanced with dense layers of post-production.
RIYL Godspeed, Russian Circles, Emperor, Ennio Morricone, epic-ass shit

1.(7:39) Church bells and synth drones, drifts into vocal wall-of-sound loops
2. (4:50) an otherwise unassuming pretty post-rock song suddenly turns triumphant with huge crazy drum fills
3. (6:44) mostly a percussion feature, a gentle drone backdrop accompanies steady yet intensely intricate drums
4. (9:48)*** SICK AS FUCK YO PLAY THIS ONE PLAY IT PLAY IT first a sorta krautrock bass loop gets hella epic before (spoiler alert) BOOM a one-chord 90s metal groove thunders along, they’re clearly having fun here <<vocalist / synth player told me this is his favorite track too :-0 >>
5. (3:16) weirdly glitchy and practically atonal ambient interlude
6. (7:43)** ambient for a bit before another epic krautrock bass groove builds into an epic major-key salute-to-the-sun rock’n’roll yoga jam with heavily layered but restrained whispered chanting
7. (8:35) synth-driven plodding soundscape, like Tangerine Dream scoring an unmade Herzog doc
8. (9:21)* beeeautiful vaguely liturgic drone, features haunting muted trumpet and staticky radio samples
9. (4:53) like Tangerine Dream falling asleep on their synths
10. (5:56) THE BALLAD. Austere plodding debbie-downer from 2000’s Perdition City album
11. (9:01) just kidding here’s THE BALLAD, sad piano w/ gentle congas and guitar with crooning about pain and healing
12. (2:13) blurry kosmische Kubrick-inspired space drone

Track Listing
1. England's Hidden   7. Desert_Dawn
2. Glammer Hammer   8. D-Day Drone
3. Moody Stix   9. Gold Beach
4. Cromagnosis   10. Nowhere (Sweet Sixteen)
5. The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible   11. Ecclesiastes (A Vernal Catnap)
6. Om Hanumate Namah   12. Solaris