sunnuntai 28. syyskuuta 2014

Mournlord - Reconquering Our Kingdom demo 1995


Mournlord - Reconquering Our Kingdom demo 1995
1) Reconquering Our Kingdom (Part 1)
2) Reconquering Our Kingdom (Part 2)

RGhost / Mega

Tonight's episode of Sunday chill out zone takes us to Sweden, courtesy of a reader sending me this item from my want list. Mournlord was a one shot project by Karl Beckmann, former member of Mithotyn, Indungeon, Meadow In Silence etc and presently active with King of Asgard. Thanks to the person who had found this rip! No cover scans, so there's a crappy image which you see above instead. I would like a proper scan (UPDATE: was sent two better images, they're now uploaded here), or an original copy of the tape for a reason I'll address in the next paragraph. Oh, the suspence!

The demo is divided into two long parts and if you have a look at Metal Archives page (which calls this black metal, veeery accurate dumbass contributors!) and then again at the content of the download you'll notice that it's supposed to have a running time of 25+ minutes while this thing lasts about 18. So either there is almost half of the second part missing or M.A. entry is inaccurate. The track seems to end a little suddenly but with a fade out (which a child of a monkey could obviously do with Audacity or something) so I'm not at all sure whether the item is complete or not. So if you have a longer version of this, get in touch.

Another contributed image where you can see EVERYTHING!
As for the music, it's purely synth based and quite pleasant ambient/dungeon synth... marred by the inclusion of the vocals which are spoken word type, low and effect-laden. They're not certainly the worst in the genre and fit fairly well with the music but I can't help wondering if they could've been done differently or just plain left off. Still a nice listen, with the downside of possibly being incomplete.

11 kommenttia:

Eugene kirjoitti...

Nice work again, Velkaarn! We should find the truth about this tape's length, maybe you or me can ask Karl Beckmann himself?

P.S. I also made "pseudo-scan" based on Ebay pic of the tape, looks better but still far from perfect.
http://oi61.tinypic.com/20jip01.jpg

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Found a slightly better pic:

http://s296.photobucket.com/user/suicide74/media/2012-11-08/Mournlord-ReconqueringOurKingdomdemo.jpg.html

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Eugene:

Well, that's an idea, I suppose I could see if I'll find his email address and ask away. Thanks for the image edit!

@anonymous:

Thank you as well, that is definitely a better image.

Quite unusual to get not only one but two better pictures within a day of posting, but I'm certainly not complaining.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Eugene:

A quick look reveals he has a Facebook account. Didn't come across an email with a cursory glance but if you're in Facebook maybe you could try that way? I'm not registered there and never will be.

Eugene kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn:

Alright, I know a guy who belongs to Karl's friend list, I'll ask him to ask him (huh).

P.S. You can also try an email address that he uses for King of Asgard:
karl[at]kingofasgard.com

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Eugene:

Excellent, we'll have your comrade ask first, people who use FB tend to keep an eye on it religiously. If no results for whatever reason I'll send him an email.

Lost Patrol kirjoitti...

Trying to leave you a message/note, not sure how. Not to hijack this thread, but heres an album to post if you're interested:

http://belegost.bandcamp.com/releases

I knew the band personally, very few copies exist. Fine to upload if it appeals to you at all.

Lost Patrol kirjoitti...

http://belegost.bandcamp.com/releases

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Lost Patrol:

Well, you were successful. ;) Yes, I'll give it a listen when I come back from work in the morning.

It looks a bit too new (2011 release) for my blog though, you might want to recommend it to brother raf's "Modern Sounds of Death" or sister Borderline's "Hateful Black Metal" (which, despite the name, is not only bm) - links on the right side of this blog.

Eugene kirjoitti...

http://img.pixady.com/2015/11/604925_.jpg

Bigger photo, still no scan. And the tape length here is correct.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Eugene:

Thanks, that's a good photo, everything is readable for change!