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Andre Bratten: Silvester

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Artist: Andre Bratten
Title: Silvester

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Andre Bratten: Silvester
Artist: Andre Bratten
Title: Silvester

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A lot has been written about seminal Norwegian black metal band Mayhem but Andr Brattens new record for Smalltown Supersound surfaces a little known story about the group. In 1986-87 years before their 1993 debut record guitarist ystein Aarseth aka Euronymous took a musical pilgrimage to Germany to solicit collaboration with one of his musical heroes. ystein who tragically was destined to be murder by former member Varg Vikernes in 1993 bought an Interrail ticket and travelled from Norway to Germany to seek out experimental musician Conrad Schnitzler. Conrad was the founder of West German Krautock incubating club the Zodiac Free Arts Lab in West Berlin in 1968 and a former member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster key experimental groups in the development of industrial music and Kosmiche electronic music. ystein sat outside Schnitzlers house and refused to leave until he was allowed in to talk. His persistence paid off with Schnitzler surprisingly agreeing to write a piece of music for Mayhem. The piece of music became Silvester Anfang the first track and introduction to Mayhems classic debut Deathcrush. A detailed percussive number Mayhem still open their heavy live shows with this music today. When Mayhem founder Jrn Necrobutcher Stubberud told the story behind Silvester Anfang to Bratten at a party they immediately had the idea that Bratten should remix or rework this little known track. Totally absorbed in the sounds of Schnitzler and its strange and unusual pairing with Mayhem Bratten started out with a plan to make one remix. He ended up with a series of tracks inspired by both Schnitzlers intro and the sounds of the debut record Deathcrush. The results transpired into a mutation of Conrad Schnitzler Mayhem and Andr Bratten. Silvester is Mayhem and Schnitzler reimagined. Or deconstructed and then rebuilt. However you term it a remix turned into a new Andr Bratten unlike any he has recorded before haunted by the echoes of Mayhems grisly legacy as well as Klusters early industrial musics concrte looped experiments. 5 new tracks and 50 minutes of new music. An album of abstract freeform structures morphing elements of kraut techno ambient black metal industrial minimalist and drone. A perfect fusion of two dystopian extremes of Norwegian underground music.

1.1 Witching Hour
1.2 Silvester Anfang
1.3 Untitled 1
1.4 Untitled 2
1.5 Coral


H 0.17
W 12.03
L 12.40

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