Label: Jester Records - Trick 012 • Format: CD EP, Limited Edition • Country: Norway • Genre: Electronic • Style: Abstract, Minimal, Ambient
Loosely recorded during the sessions for the Perdition Citytogether with Silencing the Singingthe EP is a subtle counterpart to the more dramatic full-length, issued in March The style is more atmospheric and Ulver - Silence Teaches You How To Sing Ep beat-oriented than the music on Perdition City.
However, both were re-released as one disc, issued through American independent label Black Apple Records, under the title Teachings in Silencein November Portions of the EP appeared in the supernatural horror film Sinister. It is a strenuous, chaotic experiment gone out of control.
The ideas are very spread apart and abstract rather than intricately jumbled atop one another, further proving Ulver's ultra-musical-flexibility and ingenuity. It's a risky move for Ulver to be stepping into this territory, but here, at least, the band has managed Deface And Obliterate - Desolate - Sanity Obliterated pull it off with a subtle counterpart to the more dramatic Perdition City.
What's unsettling is Like A Ghost - Tarnation - Mirador music's ability to retain its icy core while pouring forth warmer organic tones: the aura of desolation and despair becomes apparent not long into the disc, and never releases its chilly grip on the soul for a moment. It's one that open-minded listeners won't want to miss. This is sugar-coated depression at its best.
The twenty plus minutes of the EP takes the listener through static, peripheral sound effects and takes one on a short Ulver - Silence Teaches You How To Sing Ep. The more musical moments are akin to the mood pieces on Perdition Citygiving the listener one last visit well, almost in this urban landscape before Ulver moves onto their next adventure. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved June 1, Satan Stole My Teddybear.
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