Ulver – Childhood’s End

31.00

Ulver is a Norwegian experimental electronica band founded in 1993, by vocalist Kristoffer Rygg. Their early works, such as debut album Bergtatt, were categorised as folklore-influenced black metal, but the band has since evolved a fluid and increasingly eclectic musical style, blending genres such as experimental rock, electronica, ambient, trip hop, symphonic and chamber traditions, noise, progressive and experimental music into their oeuvre. Childhood’s End is a compilation album of cover songs. Produced by Ulver, the album was recorded live in Crystal Canyon Studios, Oslo, over two sessions, in autumn 2008 and summer 2011, and issued in May 2012. The album is a collection of covers of “60s psychedelic chestnuts,” a reinterpretation of mostly obscure 1960s psychedelia, intended by Ulver as a reflection on lost innocence. It includes versions of songs by The Pretty Things, The Byrds, Bonniwell’s Music Machine, We the People, Jefferson Airplane, Gandalf, The Electric Prunes, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Troggs, The Left Banke, The Beau Brummels, Common People, Music Emporium, Curt Boettcher, The Fleur de Lys, and The United States of America. The cover features a photograph by Hoang Van Danh of Phan Thi Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm attack by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force in 1972.

2 x LP
Label: Kscope
Cat. # KSCOPE991

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