ULVER — Childhood's End

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Album · 2012

Filed under Non-Metal
By ULVER

Tracklist

1. Bracelets Of Fingers (The Pretty Things cover) (4:12)
2. Everybody's Been Burned (The Byrds cover) (3:25)
3. The Trap (Bonniwell's Music Machine cover) (2:33)
4. In The Past (The Chocolate Watchband cover) (2:54)
5. Today (Jefferson Airplane cover) (3:20)
6. Can You Travel In The Dark Alone (Gandalf cover) (4:02)
7. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (The Electric Prunes cover) (2:54)
8. Street Song (13th Floor Elevators cover) (5:14)
9. 66-5-4-3-2-1 (The Troggs cover) (3:23)
10. Dark Is The Bark (The Left Banke cover) (4:03)
11. Magic Hollow (The Beau Brummels cover) (3:15)
12. Soon There Will Be Thunder (Common People cover) (2:27)
13. Velvet Sunsets (Music Emporium cover) (2:44)
14. Lament Of The Astral Cowboy (Curt Boettcher cover) (2:14)
15. I Can See The Light (Les Fleur De Lys cover) (3:14)
16. Where Is Yesterday (The United States of America cover) (3:58)

Total Time 53:52

Line-up/Musicians

- Kristoffer Rygg / Vocals, Programming
- Tore Ylwizaker / Keyboards, Programming
- Jørn H. Sværen / Miscellaneous
- Daniel O'Sullivan / Guitars, Bass, Keyboards

About this release

May 28, 2012
Kscope

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Warthur
The "covers album" tends not to get a good rap, but anyone who knows anything about Ulver would know full well that they'd take an off-beat approach to the idea. Here, they take a leaf from David Bowie's Pin-Ups and give a highly individual spin to a brace of 1960s psych and garage rock deep cuts.

Just as Bowie gave his selection a glam rock spin in keeping with his musical approach at the time, here Ulver recast the songs they select into a distinct mode of their own - a mixture of psych-aligned proto-prog and gothic darkness, like what might happen if the Doors and the Cure got to jamming.

As the cover art implies with its incorporation of one of the most iconic and harrowing images of the Vietnam War, this reinterpretation with the aid of hindsight teases out the darker aspects of the flower power era - a time when the sunniest pop to ever grace the airwaves was churned out even as a war that traumatised a generation and made the whole world question the innocence and good intentions of US foreign policy raged.

The end result is a classic example of how a distinct and original artistic statement can be put together even if it doesn't wholly constitute original material - plus the individual interpretations of the songs are some great goth-psych stuff on top.

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