Monday, July 23, 2007

FAMLENDE FORSOK-ARS TRANSMUTATORIA, LP, 1990, NORWAY




Resolutely obscurantist in approach, the nebulous soporific netherworld Famlende Forsok inhabit bears a bit of a resemblance to some of the murkier corners of Nurse With Wound's musical universe (think The Murry Fontana Orchestra Plays The Hafler Trio), albeit abetted by great mouthfuls of narrative Norse verbiage which might prove clarifying for the Norwegian speaking among you, but for the rest of us, it just adds another layer of pleasurable obtuseness to their addled atmospheric constructs. Blearly buried synths burble and burr, washy trumpets smear resonances amidst distant ritualistic rhythms and vague half-melodies occasionally drift into earshot as That Voice continually fades in and out of focus. Beautiful.

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9 comments:

snedvig said...

1. Boy, this is a classic. 4 years in the making (and they really did work for four years, there are hundreds of mixes and outtakes from this album) ... basic tracks recorded on cheap cassette, overdubs on top-quality professional 8-track facility. You get a sound that is murky and perfect at the same time.

Knife in the Toaster said...

I'd love to hear more by these guys, if possible. What a great listen!

ellanios said...

amasing Album!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you folks know that the name of the band - Famlende forsøk - means 'Groping attempts'?

dAg

Zan said...

FF has quite a few cassettes out of the ShiT Tapes label. Crawling Chaos is also the name of the label that carries the works of FF as well as the members in different incarnations. Their cassette "deaf monks in norwegian industry" [can't quote it in norwegian off the top of my head] is so fantastic. I've collaborated with the lead vocalist since 1985.

fuzztunnel said...

Awesome. Love all the swirling, drifting horn lines...
Sounds like it could be the soundtrack to that Danish show "The Kingdom."

Anonymous said...

the rapidshare link is dead any chance to reload the album?. thx

ctc said...

IF ANYBODY knows where to buy/download this album i would be HAPPY to hear from you.

claustopchr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Need this record badly! Maybe someone can help with a link? Thanks in advance.

sperrlehugo@gmail.com