Release date: March 2010
Style: Psychedelic Ambient black metal

Rating:

8.8 | 33 votes

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Review


Additional info
Tape limited to 100 copies. Re-released in 2010 on CD limited to 500 copies by Paradigms Recordings.

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
8.0
A while back, I heard myself complaining to someone that I hadn't found any unique and cool Black metal in a while. I just couldn't find anything interesting for a while and that freaked me out. Where were all the cool releases off to? A party I wasn't invited to? But suddenly it struck me - I hadn't ordered from Paradigms Recordings in a while! Foolish, foolish me! If there's one label (there are more, but PR is a good example) that always releases unique stuff, it's Paradigms Recordings. (I'm not getting paid for this shameless plug, unfortunately). Whatever they release, on whatever side of their broad spectrum, you can bet your mother on it that it's either mind-blowing, flabbergasting or virtually inconceivable. (Unless you're trying to get rid of your mother, in that case, you're better off betting Dimmu Borgir won't cover Justin Bieber on their next release. It's more likely, I tell you. Actually, I think that's more likely than a lot of things.)

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published 21.01.2011 | Comments (33)

Staff pick by
Lucas

21.01.2011 Murmuüre is Black metal made by aliens, weird aliens at that. Harsh, noisy and soulless Black metal. And with plenty of empty, starless cosmic plains. Err, plains? What do they call those, ehm, empty and ehm, starless spaces high up in the air?

Either way, check it out. Murmuüre will surprise you, promise! If not, your loss. Unless you like Power metal or fancy-pansy metal, then you'll probably hate it.

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(((O))) - 31.05.2011 at 14:11  
  Mindblowing.
!J.O.O.E.! - 31.05.2011 at 15:24  
Rating: 9
Written by (((O))) on 31.05.2011 at 14:11

Mindblowing.

And almost completely unique. It's a shame there probably won't be any more records from this band.
(((O))) - 31.05.2011 at 15:29  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 31.05.2011 at 15:24

Written by (((O))) on 31.05.2011 at 14:11

Mindblowing.

And almost completely unique. It's a shame there probably won't be any more records from this band.

Yeah and the album is too short, only 30 minutes.
!J.O.O.E.! - 31.05.2011 at 15:33  
Rating: 9
Written by (((O))) on 31.05.2011 at 15:29


Yeah and this album is too short, only 30 minutes.

Yeah I could have listened to more of the same for 3 times as long and not been bored. Still though, half an hour of concentrated perfection, for me anyway.
Array - 31.05.2011 at 16:19  
Rating: 7 I like the length of this album. Too bad if this will be the only release.
InnerSelf - 07.11.2011 at 12:30  
Rating: 10 The cover art work is great, but there is one thing that I did not understand : what does the "Rubayat of Omar Al Khayam" have to do with this ?
3rdWorld - 26.04.2012 at 15:14  
  Could've been better.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.04.2012 at 16:50  
Rating: 9
Written by 3rdWorld on 26.04.2012 at 15:14

Could've been better.

It could have been better: It could have been twice as long
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 7
Written by InnerSelf on 07.11.2011 at 12:30

"Rubayat of Omar Al Khayam"

Where did you see that?
InnerSelf - 24.05.2012 at 18:47  
Rating: 10
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 18:43

Written by InnerSelf on 07.11.2011 at 12:30

"Rubayat of Omar Al Khayam"

Where did you see that?

On a print of the inside cover
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQr4TMt3R_n2Oy63DNOihxkkkNxNTgYOvdJ_J_9318FIsf45rg7IPC5aPtz
Oaken - 24.05.2012 at 18:53  
Rating: 7
Written by InnerSelf on 24.05.2012 at 18:47

On a print of the inside cover
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQr4TMt3R_n2Oy63DNOihxkkkNxNTgYOvdJ_J_9318FIsf45rg7IPC5aPtz

It's quite awesome when bands put mysterious stuff here and there. I'm downloading this now.
And
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam
I'll try to research the issue when I finish studying.
InnerSelf - 24.05.2012 at 19:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Oaken on 24.05.2012 at 18:53

It's quite awesome when bands put mysterious stuff here and there. I'm downloading this now.
And
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam
I'll try to research the issue when I finish studying.

Om Kalthoum sang some of them actually
Oaken - 31.05.2012 at 21:15  
Rating: 7
Written by 3rdWorld on 26.04.2012 at 15:14

Could've been better.

I agree. It is a great original black/ambient record, but it didn't blow me away as I expected. Maybe that's because it's totally unstructured and improvised. However, I can listen to it when I want to relax or study. Some good ambiance in there.
So after 5 listens, I don't think I'll give it more than an 8. The rating is subject to change as always though.
Mr. Doctor - 13.06.2012 at 15:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Oaken on 31.05.2012 at 21:15
Maybe that's because it's totally unstructured and improvised.


Hmmmmmmmmmm no, there's definitely structure here. Just not the approachable kind of structure we are used to listen to. This is after all, not a full noise/ambient album. It's grounds are still black metal so the structure remains visible. Not improvastion here either. All feels like it was planned as normal.
Oaken - 13.06.2012 at 15:52  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 13.06.2012 at 15:46

Written by Oaken on 31.05.2012 at 21:15
Maybe that's because it's totally unstructured and improvised.


Hmmmmmmmmmm no, there's definitely structure here. Just not the approachable kind of structure we are used to listen to. This is after all, not a full noise/ambient album. It's grounds are still black metal so the structure remains visible. Not improvastion here either. All feels like it was planned.

"All the Murmuure material is based on a one hour guitar improvisation from November 2006. The selected parts were then further edited to fit a rhythmic structure, and merged with additional layers of sound. The percussions are a mixture of the original programmed drums, and some (extremely re-edited) additional live drumming. Vocals were recorded during a cathartic trance at a sacred place in the forest, with a mini-disc recorder. Being almost inaudible in the music, they're strictly conceived as a vocal sigil technique, a vehicle for intent."
That's from their bandcamp page. It is improvised, but like you said, it is rhythmically structured, albeit in a strange, unorthodox style. I apparently didn't get into it.
Mr. Doctor - 13.06.2012 at 15:57  
Rating: 9
Written by Oaken on 13.06.2012 at 15:52

That's from their bandcamp page. It is improvised, but like you said, it is rhythmically structured, albeit in a strange, unorthodox style. I apparently didn't get into it.


Regardless of what it says, to me it feels quite easy on the ears when it comes to composition and no nearly aimless and casual as the comment might suggest. I guess I'm just used to hear far more structure-challenging projects by now (mostly thanks to Mories).
Oaken - 13.06.2012 at 16:01  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 13.06.2012 at 15:57

mostly thanks to Mories

The guy from Cloak Of Altering?
InnerSelf - 13.06.2012 at 17:19  
Rating: 10 It feels loose and sometimes indeed unstructured but at the same time coherent and easy, and this is what makes it so special to me. I fell in love with it from the first listen and it kept growing on me until I decided to ten it.
Alex Fenger - 22.08.2012 at 03:13  
Rating: 9 More.. there has to be more than just this album... goddammit it's beautiful
Pazdzioch - 12.11.2012 at 00:36  
  Awesome interview with Felix from Murmuüre! One of my favorite albums of all time btw.
mz - 18.05.2013 at 20:54  
Rating: 9 Anything remotely similar to this?
BoxCar Willy - 18.05.2013 at 20:58  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 18.05.2013 at 20:54

Anything remotely similar to this?

Nope, not really. You could check out the psychedelic black metal tag here on ms and check what you find.

Oranssi pazuzu or however you spell it comes to mind.
mz - 18.05.2013 at 21:32  
Rating: 9
Written by BoxCar Willy on 18.05.2013 at 20:58

Written by mz on 18.05.2013 at 20:54

Anything remotely similar to this?

Nope, not really. You could check out the psychedelic black metal tag here on ms and check what you find.

Oranssi pazuzu or however you spell it comes to mind.

I did not like Oranssi pazuzu Also, it was not noisy or ambient oriented as i recal
As everyone else stated, too bad there wont be any other album by this band
InnerSelf - 19.05.2013 at 00:07  
Rating: 10
Written by mz on 18.05.2013 at 20:54

Anything remotely similar to this?

Totally different in terms of atmosphere but is equally ambitious and explorative.
Rodney - 11.08.2013 at 13:12  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 24.05.2012 at 18:47

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQr4TMt3R_n2Oy63DNOihxkkkNxNTgYOvdJ_J_9318FIsf45rg7IPC5aPtz


The picture is too grainy to actually read anything here. Could you type out the text?

The reason I'm so curious is the books relation to this case.
InnerSelf - 11.08.2013 at 14:03  
Rating: 10
Written by Rodney on 11.08.2013 at 13:12

The picture is too grainy to actually read anything here. Could you type out the text?
The reason I'm so curious is the books relation to this case.

Wasn't aware of the relation at all ! I reuploaded the pic :
Rodney - 11.08.2013 at 22:59  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 11.08.2013 at 14:03

Written by Rodney on 11.08.2013 at 13:12

The picture is too grainy to actually read anything here. Could you type out the text?
The reason I'm so curious is the books relation to this case.

Wasn't aware of the relation at all ! I reuploaded the pic :



Thanks. Yeah, I just read up on that case a few days ago, so it really caught my attention when I saw that.
Demerzel - 20.08.2013 at 01:01  
  Word on the street is there might be a second coming of Murmuüre. The street being their official website/blog.
BoxCar Willy - 11.11.2013 at 03:06  
Rating: 9
Written by Demerzel on 20.08.2013 at 01:01

Word on the street is there might be a second coming of Murmuüre. The street being their official website/blog.

Really?

Decent.
Lit. - 24.04.2014 at 01:59  
  Very natural feeling album.
Dima - 26.04.2014 at 15:59  
Rating: 9 Very unhinged <3
Ilham - 30.06.2014 at 14:29  
Rating: 9 This is absolute gold.

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