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Shub Niggurath – Les Morts Vont Vite

Shub Niggurath is a deity from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, and is referred as “The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young” and is mentioned in several of his works. (For example The Whisperer in Darkness, which you should read!) Shub Niggurath is also the name of a French avant-garde, prog-rock, zeuhl band. If you have not sunken as far into the obscure and inescapable hole of weird music as I, zeuhl is a genre of music, created by a band called Magma. They were, and still are, a sort of avant-garde prog-rock band, that didn’t just settle with creating a whole new genre of music , but even created a new language that they sing on all their albums. It sounds a bit like gibberish French/German. Zeuhl often blends the styles of progressive-rock, symphonic-rock, martial and various instruments, keyboards often, to create some far-out, spaced bits, in between the symphonic-prog-rock and sudden dashes of improv.

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