Hard to characterize, something between spoken word, choirs and medieval songs.
A fantastic doom/sludge band with trance-inducing song structures:
Slowish doomish sounds with distorted bass, sorrowful singing and wonderfully repetitious melodies:
Grab the album on Bandcamp.
Sorrowful, deep, slow, sometimes choral, sometimes solo. Guttural or wailing. Faroese doom-black metal band Hamferð combine all the elements I like best about bands like
Master Boot Record from Italy does an unholy mixture of symphonic metal, chiptunes, retrosynth and neoclassical compositions:
Thank you, Vesper, for the hint!
Ihsahn’s most experimental album is confusing. Is it some form of semi-electronic jazz? Black metal? Ambient drone with men’s choirs? A musical poem or maybe, gasp, pop music? Probably all of those.
For a very easy introduction, I recommend track 5, Pulse. The album can be bought on Bandcamp.
A largely unknown German-Austrian band that does a very atmospheric, dreamy sort of light instrumental rock.
Check out their Bandcamp page.
Upon hearing an extraordinary song, I’d listen in on the artist. Usually it’s a one off and other songs vary on how much I like them. Not so Yung Hurn – I’m under the impression that nearly each and every song by him is in itself very enjoyable and special. Despite his songs being exclusively about taking drugs and sex he still seems to be in good shape. May he be able to maintain balance, creativity, energy.
The youtube clip is claimed to be a live recording. The video though is clearly cut from multiple concerts. Has the sound part really been recorded in one piece and live in front of the public? If it has, then it’s even more impressing – the dramaturgy of the song is quite complex, but even so, the band is playing it with the precision of an atomic clock. Their drummer – Raffael Kühle – certainly figures among the best drummers I know of. The stuff he’s doing is unexpected, unheard of (at least to me), his drumming is not ticking streadily in the background, but it’s popping in and out, ever changing.