A french esoteric/ambient/raw black metal album from the whispers of a unknown Frenchman. This is probably the one and only album that will be relased by Murmuüre.
Based on a single hour long guitar improvisation, then edited and re-worked for 3 years. The drums is a mixture of programmed drums and some 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. To summarize, this man does not do something half-assed!
The album is heavily atmospheric and features some insanely distorted guitars and leaves you enchanted in its fantastic soundscape. Right from the start of Primo Vere, with its sharp whistling bells, you get lost in another plane of hearing. The harshness, brutality and depth of the guitars on Reincarnate is absolutely spot on, and is a prime exampel of the absolute splendor of black metal!
Torch Bearer is a calm and cold song to wind down the chaos and prepare you for Amethyst. At this point the resemblance to Sunn O))) is almost undeniable, but Murmuüre goes a step further and the excellent drums lifts Amethyst and L’adieu Au Soleil among the style of post-black metal, á la Pyramids and Nadja.
It all ends with Disincarnate and the sound of flies and Rigsthula of Blut Aus Nord.
This album is a must for any fan of raw and atmospheric black metal!
1. Primo Vere
3. Torch Bearer
5. L’adieu Au Soleil