History Music / Ulver

27th Jul '16 10:09:41 PM gewunomox
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* FunWithAcronyms[=/=]GeniusBonus: The title of ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' refers to the constellations on the ecliptic line in their respective order, starting from the vernal equinox.[[note]]Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces[[/note]] They also happen to be the signs of the Zodiac.

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* FunWithAcronyms[=/=]GeniusBonus: FunWithAcronyms / GeniusBonus: The title of ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' refers to the constellations on the ecliptic line in their respective order, starting from the vernal equinox.[[note]]Aries, equinox. [[note]] Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces[[/note]] Pisces [[/note]] They also happen to be the signs of the Zodiac.



* LiveAlbum: ''The Norwegian National Opera'' (recorded at... well... guess) and ''Live at Roadburn'' provide two different takes on the trope, with the former presenting mostly reinterpretations of the band's old material, while the latter provides live renditions of ''Childhood's End'' material and one closing improvisation.

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* LiveAlbum: ''The Norwegian National Opera'' (recorded (Recorded at... well... guess) Well... Guess) and ''Live at Roadburn'' provide two different takes on the trope, with the former presenting mostly reinterpretations of the band's old material, while the latter provides live renditions of ''Childhood's End'' material and one closing improvisation.



* RockMeAmadeus: "It Is Not Sound" features a lengthy quotation from Music/JohannSebastianBach's Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor in its coda.

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* RockMeAmadeus: "It Is is Not Sound" features a lengthy quotation from Music/JohannSebastianBach's Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor in its coda.
19th Jun '16 10:01:34 PM gewunomox
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* 2014 - ''Terrestrials'' (collaboration with [[Music/SunnO Sunn O)))]]; [[{{Ambient}} Dark Ambient]], Drone)

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* 2014 - ''Terrestrials'' (collaboration with [[Music/SunnO Sunn O)))]]; Music/SunnO; [[{{Ambient}} Dark Ambient]], Drone)



* CoverVersion: The band covered Music/BlackSabbath's "Solitude" on ''Shadows of the Sun'' and {{Prince}}'s "Thieves" for a tribute album. Furthermore, ''[[CoverAlbum Childhood's End]]'' consists entirely of covers of material from the late sixties, mostly quite obscure (JeffersonAirplane's "Today" is by far the best known song covered).

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* CoverVersion: The band covered Music/BlackSabbath's "Solitude" on ''Shadows of the Sun'' and {{Prince}}'s Music/{{Prince}}'s "Thieves" for a tribute album. Furthermore, ''[[CoverAlbum Childhood's End]]'' consists entirely of covers of material from the late sixties, mostly quite obscure (JeffersonAirplane's (Music/JeffersonAirplane's "Today" is by far the best known song covered).



* {{Improv}}: The compositions on ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' were constructed over live recordings of improvisations the band did from twelve shows. They're far from typical improv fare, though, as the band has composed tightly structured pieces over them. Naturally, some of the band's live performances have played this trope straighter. Despite some of the material having been recorded live, ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' is considered a studio album due to the large amounts of studio overdubbing.



* {{Improv}}: The compositions on ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' were constructed over live recordings of improvisations the band did from twelve shows. They're far from typical improv fare, though, as the band has composed tightly structured pieces over them. Naturally, some of the band's live performances have played this trope straighter. Despite some of the material having been recorded live, ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' is considered a studio album due to the large amounts of studio overdubbing.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: There have been two versions of this for the band's "black metal Trilogie". One, released in 1997, was called ''The Trilogie: Three Journeyes Through the Norwegian Netherworlde'', which was a box set with three picture [=LPs=] and a bunch of {{Feelies}}. The second, released in 2014, was called ''Trolsk sortmetall 1993-1997'' and included either five [=CDs=] or four [=LPs=] and a cassette along with the requisite {{Feelies}}, which were different this time around (also, unlike ''The Trilogie'', this included the band's demo ''Vargnatt'' and a rehearsal of four ''Nattens madrigal'' tracks). The material was also remastered for ''Trolsk sortmetall''.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: There have been two versions of this for the band's "black metal Trilogie". One, released in 1997, was called ''The Trilogie: Three Journeyes Through the Norwegian Netherworlde'', which was a box set with three picture [=LPs=] and a bunch of {{Feelies}}. The second, released in 2014, was called ''Trolsk sortmetall 1993-1997'' and included either five [=CDs=] or four [=LPs=] and a cassette along with the requisite {{Feelies}}, which were different this time around (also, unlike ''The Trilogie'', this included the band's demo ''Vargnatt'' and a rehearsal of four ''Nattens madrigal'' tracks). The material was also remastered for ''Trolsk sortmetall''.



* TheStinger: After the final track of ''Bergtatt'' has finished fading out, there is a lengthy silence and then a hidden track consisting of uplifting, instrumental neofolk.



* TheStinger: After the final track of ''Bergtatt'' has finished fading out, there is a lengthy silence and then a hidden track consisting of uplifting, instrumental neofolk.
9th May '16 10:32:35 AM CassandraLeo
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* LastNoteNightmare: The last few tracks on ''1st Decade in the Machines'' are heavier and more terrifying than anything else the band released.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Kveldssanger'' and nearly anything they released after ''Nattens madrigal''. ''1st Decade in the Machines'' subverts it by initially being this trope, but eventually becoming heavier than anything the band did during their metal phase. (Hiring Music/{{Merzbow}} to remix your material will usually have that effect).



* PrecisionFStrike: In "For the Love of God" and "Norwegian Gothic."

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* PrecisionFStrike: In "For the Love of God" and "Norwegian Gothic."Gothic", as well as the song title "Fuck Fast".
2nd May '16 9:17:56 PM aye_amber
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* EpicRocking: Quite a few songs. Perhaps the best examples are "Silence Teaches You How to Sing" from the EP of the same name (the band's longest composition at just over twenty-four minutes in length), every song on its companion EP ''Silencing the Singing'', "Ulvsblakk" from ''Kveldssanger'', "Proverbs of Hell, Plates 7-10" and "A Memorable Fancy, Plates 17-20" from the Blake album, "Providence" and "Stone Angels" from ''Wars of the Roses'', most of ''Bergtatt'', and about half of ''Perdition City'', ''Messe I.X-VI.X'', and ''ATGCLVLSSCAP''. ''Terrestrials'' consists of this too, although not so much the rocking part.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Nattens madrigal'''s full title translates to "The Madrigal of the Night - Eight Hymns to the Wolf in Man", and its eight songs, numbered "Hymn I" through "Hymn VIII", in a ConceptAlbum about... well...

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* EpicRocking: Quite a few songs. Perhaps the best examples are "Silence Teaches You How to Sing" from the EP of the same name (the band's longest composition at just over twenty-four minutes in length), every song on its companion EP ''Silencing the Singing'', Singing,'' "Ulvsblakk" from ''Kveldssanger'', ''Kveldssanger,'' "Proverbs of Hell, Plates 7-10" and "A Memorable Fancy, Plates 17-20" from the Blake album, "Providence" and "Stone Angels" from ''Wars of the Roses'', Roses,'' most of ''Bergtatt'', ''Bergtatt,'' and about half of ''Perdition City'', City,'' ''Messe I.X-VI.X'', X,'' and ''ATGCLVLSSCAP''. ''ATGCLVLSSCAP.'' ''Terrestrials'' consists of this too, although not so much the rocking part.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Nattens madrigal'''s full title translates to "The Madrigal of the Night - Eight Hymns to the Wolf in Man", Man," and its eight songs, numbered "Hymn I" through "Hymn VIII", VIII," in a ConceptAlbum about... well...Well...
21st Apr '16 2:59:30 AM CassandraLeo
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: As one might infer from the title, "Ecclesiastes (A Verbal Catnap)" derives its lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: As one might infer from the title, "Ecclesiastes (A Verbal Catnap)" derives a significant portion of its lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes.



* BilingualBonus: The first three albums are sung almost entirely in an archaic form of Danish (note that modern Norwegian evolved from Danish), with occasional digressions on one of the albums into modern Norwegian. A track on their remix album, ''1st Decade in the Machines'', contains a conversation entirely in German. Not to mention their very name is Norwegian for "wolves".

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* BilingualBonus: The first three albums are sung almost entirely in an archaic form of Danish (note that modern Norwegian evolved from Danish), with occasional digressions on one of the albums into modern Norwegian. A track on their remix album, ''1st Decade in the Machines'', contains a conversation entirely in German. "Ecclesiastes (A Vernal Catnap)" contains a spoken-word section in Norwegian. Not to mention their very name is Norwegian for "wolves".


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* SpokenWordInMusic: They have used this sometimes, like on the Blake album and on "Ecclesiastes (A Vernal Catnap)".
21st Apr '16 1:39:20 AM CassandraLeo
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* LongTitle: In addition to the album titles seen above, there is also the song title "As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples with Ghosts of a Bloody Past", which is taken verbatim from an actual news headline from Reuters.

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* LongTitle: In addition to the album titles seen above, there is also the song title "As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples with Ghosts of a Bloody Past", which is taken verbatim from an actual news headline from Reuters.Reuters concerning the refugee crisis caused by the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Kristoffer Rygg called the piece "an indication of concern" and stated, "we have no ideology for sale. Only our sadness".
21st Apr '16 1:36:32 AM CassandraLeo
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* LongTitle: In addition to the album titles seen above, there is also the song title "As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples with Ghosts of a Bloody Past", which is taken verbatim from an actual news headline from Reuters.
20th Apr '16 4:38:25 PM CassandraLeo
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "I troldskog faren vild" and "Een stemme locker" from ''Bergtatt'' and "Trollskogen" from ''Vargnatt''. The latter two are {{folk}} songs without any electric instruments and the former contains only clean singing. After this point Ulver would vary their style too much for any of these changes to be considered surprising.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "I troldskog faren vild" and "Een stemme locker" from ''Bergtatt'' and "Trollskogen" from ''Vargnatt''. The latter two are {{folk}} songs without any electric instruments and the former contains only clean singing. After this point Ulver would vary their style too much for any of these changes to be considered surprising.surprising, although ''Terrestrials'' may be considered an example due to Music/SunnO's metal background and the absence of anything resembling metal on the album.
20th Apr '16 4:35:07 PM CassandraLeo
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* UrbanLegends: The reason why ''Nattens madrigal'' is so under produced is either because they recorded the album in the woods at night or because they stole all the money their label gave them to buy Armani suits, cocaine, and a new car. WordOfGod dismissed the former as impossible but said the band did have rather expensive tastes when asked about the latter, though they also denied buying a new car, saying there wasn't enough money. (Note that Black Metal band ''When Bitter Spring Sleeps'' ''did'' later record their albums in a forest, though; you can even hear the nature sounds on their recordings).

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* UrbanLegends: The reason why ''Nattens madrigal'' is so under produced is either because they recorded the album in the woods at night or because they stole all the money their label gave them to buy Armani suits, cocaine, and a new car. WordOfGod dismissed the former as impossible but said the band did have rather expensive tastes when asked about the latter, though they also denied buying a new car, saying there wasn't enough money. (Note that Black Metal band ''When When Bitter Spring Sleeps'' Sleeps ''did'' later record their albums in a forest, though; you can even hear the nature sounds on their recordings).
20th Apr '16 4:33:50 PM CassandraLeo
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* BreatherEpisode: "Een Stemme Locker", a tranquil folk track on the black metal ''Bergtatt.''
* ConceptAlbum: ''Perdition City'' is meant to be "Music to an Interior Film" (as it says on the cover). ''The Blake Album'' as well, see AudioAdaptation above. ''Bergtatt'' and ''Nattens Madrigal'' are also concept albums.

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* BreatherEpisode: "Een Stemme Locker", stemme locker", a tranquil folk track on the black metal ''Bergtatt.''
* ConceptAlbum: ''Perdition City'' is meant to be "Music to an Interior Film" (as it says on the cover). ''The Blake Album'' as well, see AudioAdaptation above. ''Bergtatt'' and ''Nattens Madrigal'' madrigal'' are also concept albums.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: There have been two versions of this for the band's "black metal Trilogie". One, released in 1997, was called ''The Trilogie: Three Journeyes Through the Norwegian Netherworlde'', which was a box set with three picture [=LPs=] and a bunch of {{Feelies}}. The second, released in 2014, was called ''Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997'' and included either five [=CDs=] or four [=LPs=] and a cassette along with the requisite {{Feelies}}, which were different this time around (also, unlike ''The Trilogie'', this included the band's demo ''Vargnatt'' and a rehearsal of four ''Nattens madrigal'' tracks). The material was also remastered for ''Trolsk sortmetall''.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: There have been two versions of this for the band's "black metal Trilogie". One, released in 1997, was called ''The Trilogie: Three Journeyes Through the Norwegian Netherworlde'', which was a box set with three picture [=LPs=] and a bunch of {{Feelies}}. The second, released in 2014, was called ''Trolsk Sortmetall sortmetall 1993-1997'' and included either five [=CDs=] or four [=LPs=] and a cassette along with the requisite {{Feelies}}, which were different this time around (also, unlike ''The Trilogie'', this included the band's demo ''Vargnatt'' and a rehearsal of four ''Nattens madrigal'' tracks). The material was also remastered for ''Trolsk sortmetall''.



* RearrangeTheSong: They were planning to make an orchestral version of ''Nattens Madrigal,'' but Garm revealed about ten years back that the project "[[DevelopmentHell is in a state of total dormancy]]" and little has been heard since. As for completed work, a few of the songs on ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' rework previous compositions ("Nowhere (Sweet Sixteen)" is based off of "Nowhere / Catastrophe," for example). Additionally, there's the remix album ''1st Decade in the Machines'' and the song "Eitttlane," which, as discussed below under SignificantAnagram, is based on "Nattleite."
* RockMeAmadeus: "It is Not Sound" features a lengthy quotation from Music/JohannSebastianBach's Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor in its coda.
* RockMeAsmodeus: Played somewhat straight on ''Nattens Madrigal.'' Mostly averted apart from that.
* {{Sampling}}
* SiameseTwinSongs: The songs on ''Nattens Madrigal'' are connected seamlessly by a series of ambient interludes. This is also liberally used on their film scores alongside FadingIntoTheNextSong.

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* RearrangeTheSong: They were planning to make an orchestral version of ''Nattens Madrigal,'' madrigal,'' but Garm revealed about ten years back that the project "[[DevelopmentHell is in a state of total dormancy]]" and little has been heard since. As for completed work, a few of the songs on ''ATGCLVLSSCAP'' rework previous compositions ("Nowhere (Sweet Sixteen)" is based off of "Nowhere / Catastrophe," for example). Additionally, there's the remix album ''1st Decade in the Machines'' and the song "Eitttlane," which, as discussed below under SignificantAnagram, is based on "Nattleite."
* RockMeAmadeus: "It is Is Not Sound" features a lengthy quotation from Music/JohannSebastianBach's Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor in its coda.
* RockMeAsmodeus: Played somewhat straight on ''Nattens Madrigal.madrigal.'' Mostly averted apart from that.
* {{Sampling}}
{{Sampling}}: Used quite frequently on their electronic albums.
* SiameseTwinSongs: The songs on ''Nattens Madrigal'' madrigal'' are connected seamlessly by a series of ambient interludes. This is also liberally used on their film scores alongside FadingIntoTheNextSong.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "I troldskog faren vild" and "Een stemme locker" from ''Bergtatt'' and "Trollskogen" from ''Vargnatt''. The latter two are {{folk}} songs without any electric instruments and the former contains only clean singing. After this point Ulver would vary their style too much for any of these changes to be considered surprising.



* Urban Legends: The reason why ''Nattens Madrigal'' is so under produced is either because they recorded the album in the woods at night or because they stole all the money their label gave them to buy Armani suits, cocaine, and a new car. WordOfGod dismissed the former as impossible but said the band did have rather expensive tastes when asked about the latter, though they also denied buying a new car, saying there wasn't enough money. (Note that Black Metal band ''When Bitter Spring Sleeps'' ''did'' later record their albums in a forest, though; you can even hear the nature sounds on their recordings).

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* Urban Legends: UrbanLegends: The reason why ''Nattens Madrigal'' madrigal'' is so under produced is either because they recorded the album in the woods at night or because they stole all the money their label gave them to buy Armani suits, cocaine, and a new car. WordOfGod dismissed the former as impossible but said the band did have rather expensive tastes when asked about the latter, though they also denied buying a new car, saying there wasn't enough money. (Note that Black Metal band ''When Bitter Spring Sleeps'' ''did'' later record their albums in a forest, though; you can even hear the nature sounds on their recordings).
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