- Audio CD (Aug. 1 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Jester Recordings
- ASIN: B0000950U8
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
With that being said, let me just say that these are some of the best remixes I have ever heard. Each artist puts their own spin of origanality to the songs. If they wanted them to sound like Ulver songs, it would have been a cover album, not a remix one.
I have not heard of every artist that was featured on this album, but if this is a taste of what they do I have a few more albums to get.
What I got most from this album was a sense of relief that there are other acts out there as original as Ulver. If these are their manipulations of someone elses music, I can only imagine what they do for themselves.
This is a worthy addition to anyone's Ulver CD collection or any fan of electronic/ noise/ ambient music. It took me a couple of times to really appreciate it for all it had to offer so don't give up on it right away.
There is actually one new Ulver song done by Ulver themselves, "Crack Bug." It is pretty interesting but doesn't live up to most Ulver material. ALEXANDER RISHAUG: "A Little Wiser than the Monkey, Much Wiser than Seven Men" is very annoying and contains high-pitched screeching. INFORMATION: "Track Slow Snow" is interesting but not one of my favorites. THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION: "Lyckantropen Remix" Is quite good and makes use of some of the very boring parts on Lyckantropen. UPLAND: "Lost in Moments Remix" is quite annoying to me, it is really a huge mess of loud and strange sounding beats, but other people could like it, and it doesn't sound anything like "Lost in Moments" whatsoever.
BOGDAN RACZYNSKI: "Bog's Basil & Curry Powder Potatoes Recipe" is probably my favorite song on the album. It contains the most interesting synth textures and tones, which make amazing layers of melodies, with intricate rhythms finding their way into the mix. The song keeps shifting and changing throughout its 5 minute duration, every second being very enjoyable, at least to me. It sounds tremendously similar to 80's and early 90's video game music, without the monotonous, 8-bit beeps, and with a lot more variety and layers.Read more ›