Every once in a while some a piece of music appears from out of nowhere and blows our minds and we are proud to say that the sole recordings of French one man artistic project, MURMUÜRE had just this effect. This self titled album from this illusive Frenchman is based on a one hour guitar improvisation from November 2006. Selections of these recordings were further edited into a rythmic structure, and merged with layer upon layer of rich, cascading sound. Vocal recordings were made during a cathartic trance at a sacred wooded place and although almost inaudible in the music, they're conceived as a vocal sigil technique, a vehicle of intent.

The whole process taking a staggering three years of endless mixing and re-writing created an avant masterpiece. Crackling, hissing, blissed out genius - bombastic drums and glitchy, abstract electronica. Something really unique is happening here - kind of imagine avant French black metal akin to Blut Aus Nord, laced with Abruptum, Cocteau Twins, the retro electronics of M83, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Alcest and many other outsider wonders.

Acclaim follows this release everywhere, including a coverted "Record Of The Week" at San Francisco's AQUARIUS RECORDS, where it was also crowned "Black Metal Album Of The Year" for 2010 and was a constant feature in many album of the year lists of 2010 as well. Most likely the only MURMUÜRE recordings ever. Absolutely perfect, celestial black pop.

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"Murmuüre" CD Album (Paradigms Recordings #39)
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Listen : MURMUÜRE "Amethyst"

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