Sunday, September 12, 2010

Aluk Todolo - Finsternis

What happens when you combine black metal and krautrock?
You get something that pretty much sounds like this.

Aluk Todolo - Finsternis

Once in a while a friend of mine will give me a small list of albums to listen to, which pretty much always turn out to be mind blowingly good. This is one such album and band.

This is Aluk Todolo, and I can't even begin to describe what this sounds like, so I'll let do the talking...

"With the goal to create a timeless, organic mix of krautrock’s strangeness and black metal’s coldness, combining Striborg with Faust, Burzum with This Heat, S.V.E.S.T. with Paul Chain, or Ildjarn with Can, Aluk Todolo conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. By reducing psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, and basking in the archaic rawness of lo-fi production, the trio elaborates on an audio ritual meant to be monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming."

So yea, there you go. Better than I could ever have done.

For fans of black metal, krautrock, experimental etc etc.


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Highly recommended

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