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Appreciating Hliðskjálf with borrowed cultural memory

Hliðskjálf, the second of Burzum‘s prison albums, was recorded with the intention of promoting old Nordic mythology and, in association with much second wave black metal, revivifying the flagging cultural memory of the Scandinavian region. While it is beyond this … Continue reading

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Burzum’s Han Som Reiste and the triumph of imagination

Det Som Engang Var translates to ‘What Once Was’ in Norwegian. It took Varg Vikernes all of five notes from the natural minor scale to realise this idea in sound. Romanticization of the past is but human; our notions of innocence … Continue reading

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