Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing. The music was commissioned last year by the TromsÃ¸ Kulturhus (House of Culture) in Norway, in a cooperation with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra cultural institution. It was composed and first performed live by Ulver, alongside the TromsÃ¸ Chamber Orchestra on September 21 2012. The band then took the recordings back to Oslo and spent winter and spring in post-production, honing the material for it's studio-equivalent. The follow up to 2011's acclaimed Wars of the Roses, Messe I.X-VI.X is a different entity; reverberating 2007's somber and solemn Shadows of the Sun, with the band even going as far as to say it feels like a companion piece to it. The album also echoes the early electronic experiments of EPs Silence Teaches You How to Sing and Silencing the Singing, and is furthermore said to invoke the ghost of an abandoned Nattens madrigal renaissance-project.
As Syrians Pour in, Lebanon Grapples with Ghosts of a Bloody Past (11:51)
Shri Schneider (05:40)
Glamour Box (Ostinati) (06:07)
Son of Man (08:25)
Noche Oscura Del Alma (05:26)
Mother of Mercy (07:23)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.