Nordvagr / Secret Barbarous Names, The
Album: Secret Barbarous Names, The   Collection:General
Artist: Nordvagr   Added:May 2017
Label: Malignant Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-05-04 Pull Date: 2017-07-06 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 2 Jun 18 Jun 4 May 14 May 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 28, 2017: Brownian Motion
Mantra For Vr-Hekav
4. May 10, 2017: Brownian Motion
Mantra For Khepr-Ta, Mantra For Vr-Hekav
2. Jun 14, 2017: Brownian Motion
Nile Deep
5. May 06, 2017: Music Casserole
Nile Deep
3. May 31, 2017: Brownian Motion
Nile Deep

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-05-03
Fantastic: Beautiful dark drone that uses low voiced Gregorian-like chants as the foundation. Walls of thick dark bliss. Dark for sure. Solo Swedish artist active for 30 years: "he has systematically explored the broad field of post-industrial music, releasing solo records covering noise, power electronics, militant, dark ambient, drone, blackened noise, experimental and avant garde" (Wiki). Every piece is epic.

1) (4:44) creepy quiet intro, voices then foghorn/Gregorian drone chants, blends seamlessly into next. 2) (6:19) play w previous: drone ramps with electric sounding near distortion 3) (8:03) lovely tones join the chant drone, comes in waves 4) (5:48) drones continue with the electronics thicker, looping hypnotic, rhythmic tribal drums appear later 5)* (5:29) thick blissful noise, voice appears later lovely 6) (4:08) begins noisy, midway the voices take more center stage than before, heavily treated. 7) (5:37) begins somewhat organic, industrial , beautiful hypnotism. 8) (2:24) starts low drone w voice 9) (6:06) low drone chill, hypnotic with distant nuclear ordinance

Track Listing
1. Mantra For Vr-Hekav   5. Nile Deep
2. Mantra For Khepr-Ta   6. Lunar Kala Soma
3. Petmach   7. Gates Of Azyn
4. Chandrakala   8. Jnana
  9. Closing Of The Gates