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Various Artists / Urfaust/Joyless - Split
Album:Urfaust/Joyless - Split Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2010
Label:Ván Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-08-29 Pull Date:2010-10-31 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:19 Sep12 Sep5 Sep

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 19 May 12:Lestrygonian
Catharsis (ROOOOAR!)
4.Sat, 04 Sep 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Take It Out of Context!
2.Wed, 15 Sep 10:bobbi
public noize racket
5.Wed, 01 Sep 10:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Nari
3.Sat, 11 Sep 10:Alma & Kremit
Lost Afternoon Delight
6.Wed, 01 Sep 10:bobbi
public noize racket

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-07-28 
2009 split between The Netherlands finest Black Metal weirdos, Urfaust and the dark, moody rock warble of Norway’s Joyless. Ripped from the vinyl release on the very fine Ván label. Eh, that’s Ván as in the river that the Fenrir wolf lives in from Norse mythology – NOT the customized, “down by the river” van.

Willem’s vocals aren’t “normal” for Black Metal or Metal in general and in part that’s what makes Urfaust such a unique band. Joyless has been around for awhile and came from the ashes of the Norsk BM band Forgotten Woods – who were pretty odd unto themselves. Joyless continues in that tradition. Not something you’ll “get” right away but it REALLY pays off!

((((((((((1))))))))) Fades in slow, very steady and warm, beautifully monotonous riffing. Willem’s vocals are almost ghostly but expressive. This glides across a darkened river in the hinterlands.
(((((((2))))))) Strange, haunting female vocals that sound like a lo-fi version of Lydia Lunch and (early) Liz Frazer (Cocteau Twins. Tambourine, minimal drums, doomy guitars & tempo. Would work very well in a 70’s atmospheric horror movie.
---Ragnar of Ravensfjord

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Urfaust Unter Töchtern Der Wüste/Among Daughters Of The Desert
2.Joyless The Adorn Japetus