Hlidolf (the project of Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Vidar Ermesjo) created
a haunting all-instrumental blend of doom-metal a` la
Earth, gothic electronica a` la
Lustmord, and cosmic music a` la
with the 69-minute piece of V01d (DFRDoom, 2002).
The hypnotic flow of distorted waves that always seem to dissolve but still
continue to exist evoke
distant echoes of supernova explosions propagating through empty (rhythm-less)
space. The guitar basically duets with the rumble of its own echo.
Far from being repetitive, every second is different, although identical,
just like in the most impossible of Zen koans.
Vidar Ermesjo later formed
that explored the connection between doom-metal and shoegazing rock on
Pain Noise March (Paradigms, 2006),
with the guitar tuned to sound like a synthesizer or a mellotron.
The 19-minute Pain is three pieces in one: eight minutes of slow repetition of bursts of distorted guitar, followed by two minutes of abstract guitar tones, followed by
an even louder, stately, soaring and quasi-melodic guitar raga.
The tense cacophony of Noise , that basically continues the previous
raga, represents an extreme implementation of the
aesthetics of shoegazing psychedelia.
A sense of catastrophe exudes from the booming drums and anguished drones of
the 16-minute March, that could be the soundtrack for a funeral march,
except that in the last two minutes it takes off with a fibrillating
guitar crescendo that instead exudes galactic ecstasy.
Hjarnidaudi's Psykostarevoid (MusicFearSatan, 2009) was an eclectic
offering that mixed different styles, from doom to prog-rock.
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