At the middle of going through old sound files on my old computer, some of which
are tests of the synth
I got ten years ago, I am also reviewing Burzum's Sôl
austan, Mâni vestan, an all instrumental, largely synth based album. I wish
the amalgam that occurs a couple of times during the tidying operation, though
it be against my own will, never occurred to my mind.
I am just so inexpressively deceived by what I hear: Sôl austan, Mâni vestan
lacks totally of ingenuity.
I'm not into plagiating, thus when recognizing variations of some earlier tracks
from Burzum's golden age in for example "Runar munt thu finna",
I can't think other than: come on, Varg, you can do better than this.
I might just not be into the ambient pieces on this album? Wrong. My point is
Sôl austan, Mâni vestan is meditating, calming, nostalgic, sensitive
background music, for some time, and time passes quite fast along the lingering
melodies. Nonetheless, lack of variation makes it tedious after a short while
and I've tried for such a long time to make it work, but I just won't agree with
myself. What is most strange is, in a way you want to stop it, but by then
you're so dozy that you don't manage to and let it play along. It might in the
end fit better as film music, as apparently is the purpose, and the album could
really be supported by pictures.
It says Burzum's sun has set into the realms of Tomhet,
of what once was, so more of the like of Sôl austan, Mâni vestan
presently being discussed may be released in the future. Get used to it. Travel
to your cabin by the lake, sit still and stir in the calm sky, absorb or get