Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP [Live]



7.8 | 89 votes |
Release date: 22 January 2016
Style: Electronic Avantgarde

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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

The Best Ambient / Drone / Noise Album Of 2016

The new output from the Norwegian black metallers gone electronic maestros is just more of what Ulver have been doing splendidly for years now. Oozing of drone and psychedelic influence, it's a powerful exercise in transcendent beauty and diversity, with each track managing to have its own distinct flavor while still following a common theme. Forget the fact that you can't pronounce this album's title. Instead, focus on the fact that this is probably the most immersive and stimulating Ulver album in quite a good while.

Go and get it.

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15.12.2015 - 00:11
3rdWorld
China was a neat
I read when this was initially announced that it was gonna be a double album. Wonder what happened.
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18.12.2015 - 20:59
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Sample of moody stix here
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18.12.2015 - 23:22
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by 3rdWorld on 15.12.2015 at 00:11

I read when this was initially announced that it was gonna be a double album. Wonder what happened.

Worry not, it will still be double as expensive
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25.12.2015 - 22:21
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Written by 3rdWorld on 15.12.2015 at 00:11

I read when this was initially announced that it was gonna be a double album. Wonder what happened.

Maybe it's going to be similar to how Iron Maiden released "The Book of Souls" as a double album. They may divide the track listing in half into their own CD or side. Either way, I'm excited.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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18.01.2016 - 00:19
!J.O.O.E.!
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This has leaked. I'm surprised people haven't jumped all over it.
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18.01.2016 - 15:16
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Don't know if it's first listen syndrome but boy, this is amazing. They brought some rock back into the mix. The recycling of older songs doesn't even bother me.
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18.01.2016 - 15:29
!J.O.O.E.!
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I only got about half way through the album before I had to do something else but it's probably the most engaged I've been in Ulver since Perdition City.
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18.01.2016 - 16:25
Rating: 8
God Alone
One listen sure isn't enough to delve into 80 fucking minutes of music but so far it sounds really promising. It's huge and adventurous, throws in psych-rock, kraut, soundscapes, drone; and despite the broader scope, it sounds way more focused and compelling than their latest releases.
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23.01.2016 - 03:33
Lethrokai
Written by Guest on 18.01.2016 at 15:29

I only got about half way through the album before I had to do something else but it's probably the most engaged I've been in Ulver since Perdition City.

Wow, are you me? I was really stuck on a sleep schedule so I had to cut my listen short. My reaction was the same as yours. Probably their most interesting stuff since Perdition City, on par with Blood Inside from what I've heard so far.
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23.01.2016 - 05:05
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Halfway through first listen. the initial track alternated between enticing and annoying me. next five were thoroughly enjoyable.
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25.01.2016 - 22:45
Rating: 9
robpal
Proglord
I'm hooked. This is awesome.
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29.01.2016 - 01:22
Rating: 8
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Very nice album, I love this band's experimental nature.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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01.02.2016 - 18:02
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
This is fucking great, agree with what people are saying that it's their best in quite a while
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Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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01.02.2016 - 19:32
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Ok, just finished this today. It is quite heavy on the percussion side with many layers of drums going on at the same time. And the songwriting is really distinct this time and each song firmly stands apart on its own. Probably these two might be the reasons that make this the most engaging Ulver album since whatever that last album people enjoyed from them. Also I would've preferred a little more electro-ambient and noise aspects on this record which it lacks quite a bit since the tiny little moments where they pop up are simply brilliant. Rather though, this is a real complete package from Ulver and definitely worth repeated listens.
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09.02.2016 - 11:34
Rating: 9
_deepblack
I say the just raised to another level with their own signature with all that limbo atmosphere
the mixture of instruments and effects are pretty solid and great and i think this is one of their greatest albums so far
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09.02.2016 - 11:34
Rating: 9
_deepblack
I say the just raised to another level with their own signature with all that limbo atmosphere
the mixture of instruments and effects are pretty solid and great and i think this is one of their greatest albums so far
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11.02.2016 - 20:00
Rating: 9
Mechaniacal
Wow this is fucking amazing. Their best since Shadows of the Sun and I already like it better.
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12.02.2016 - 17:13
Wukk
The first track seemed kind of pointless, but sticking out to the end of the album really paid off. As everyone else has already said, this was really engaging - much more so than I'd imagined. The longer tracks are the best.

Also, "A Vernal Catnap" is an anagram of "Planet Caravan".
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13.02.2016 - 04:57
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Wukk on 12.02.2016 at 17:13

Also, "A Vernal Catnap" is an anagram of "Planet Caravan".

I feel like I have to listen to that track and Planet Caravan back to back now to see how they compare
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Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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13.02.2016 - 20:37
Joe Zombie
So... this is really fucking good. I'm especially loving the percussion.
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15.02.2016 - 23:48
Rating: 8
God Alone
Maybe it's just me, but I sensed some very Coil-ish moments (during the more ambient tracks). At one point I almost expected that John Balance would pop out and sing with his mesmerizing voice. He obviously didn't, RIP John. Such a lovely album btw.
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02.05.2016 - 00:22
Vombatus
Potorro
Electro Ulver never captured my attention, but a random bandcamp listen and damn, this is good! Some great build ups and excellent use of percusion.
Might as well go check their catalogue again, if they already did anything remotely similar.
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06.08.2016 - 03:30
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Highbrow sounds. I keep coming back to this a lot lately which is gooooood.
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22.02.2017 - 23:29
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Wait, this is a bunch of live recorded improvised songs? Friggin well done in that case
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05.11.2017 - 18:03
Azrael
El Loco
Solaris sounds like the intro of Metallica - Damage, Inc.
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