Review from Alternativ-Musik Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 5, 2012 Under: Album reviews
From: Alternativ Musik Webzine
Published: November 5, 2012
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*Google translation of German review

After Netra on melancholy Urbaine seem to have put on at night in the middle of an unfamiliar city, you have it then but somehow managed to get out of the urban jungle. The problem is: If you have it out of the a nightmare lands you in the next. Because Sørbyen may be different from its predecessor, but it may also show the cover of the light of day in a more rural landscape in the background. Melancholy and the constant feeling of attrition not go away from here. Man gets trapped in his own abyss. Musically, they often still has the recognizable black metal relegated to the background and to address other elements can.

Still you can hear jazzy passages in the usual slow pace, surprising, however, that one also has to be influenced by IDM. The guitars can usually associate with the shoegaze, trip-hop tunes you hear, ambient and post-rock passages are recurrent. It seems irrelevant to highlight any song, everything is like a river, and when you look left and right, we repeatedly see new things. However you feel, the flow turn in a circle, as always similar passages occur, but can be seen only at a closer look, that is not true there, it would not matter anyway, because you just want to get carried away.

Sørbyen does so consistently up where its predecessor left off. It is clearly experimental, is even more difficult to navigate, but the sadness and melancholy of the disorientation are also found here. So one of the most exciting atmospheric albums of the year.

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld

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Tags: netra sørbyen sorbyen alternative black metal trip-hop experimental gothic stoner doom stangala 

                       NETRA - SØRBYEN 

Released: September 29, 2012
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Alternative Black Metal/Trip-hop