(Here’s Andy Synn‘s review of the new album by Ulver, which they released two days ago)
A long time ago, in the distant land of Norway, a band was born.
Their name was Ulver, and though they made their start (and their mark) in the Black Metal scene it was clear very early on that they were a little different from their brothers.
No one at the time, of course, could have predicted the weird and wonderful places that their career would take them, but one thing has always been certain about the band’s music… no matter what they turn their minds towards it always results in something fascinating taking shape.
And it’s this endless fascination with their work – always compelling, sometimes frustrating, yet never quite what it seems to be – which keeps us here at NCS listening to and writing about Ulver regardless of how far their sound has strayed from our usual remit.
As long as they keep making music which inspires us to write about it, we’re going to keep doing so.