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ALBUM RELEASE: netra - Sørbyen

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012 Under: netra
*Originally posted September 29, 2012
Sørbyen, the second album from the experimental black metal project netra is now officially released! from their label In addition to the CD version, a digital version of the album is also available for free streaming or $5 downloads on bandcamp.


At first, there was nothing but these memories of a cold and grey urbanism. It is meanwhile walking down the streets of Kemper, France, that netra was first thought of, back in 2003. Nothing else could convey these horrible feelings, this underlying depression and boredom of city life. 

After releasing the monumental debut album 'Mélancolie Urbaine' in late 2010, netra returns again with a new album entitled 'Sørbyen'. With influences ranging from the moodiest jazz music to black metal and trip-hop, netra has always been about challenging the listener's open-mindedness and the upcoming 'Sørbyen' album shows netra continuing to evolve its experimental sound using a palette of varying musical and artistic influences to create an album that is claustrophobic, organic, and unmistakably depressing. A truly unique album that bridges the most unsuspecting genres together, Sørbyen, named after a neighborhood in Gjøvik, Norway in which the artist behind netra recently lived, could be described as a strange but fitting hybrid of Burzum and Hooverphonic. Either way, this release builds upon the foundations of the debut album, but is more far-reaching in its experimentation and manages to effectively introduce new elements to netra's already genre-bending sound while maintaining a certain nostalgia and depression. In addition to this, an official netra t-shirt is also now available to order with the album or separately.

While discussing Sørbyen, S. LeMoan - solo member of netra had to say: "I believe it is an album that contains quite a lot of things, I was very inspired for it. I would recommend to keep an open mind for it."

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