Solefald - Neonism

8 | 59 votes |
Release date: 24 September 1999
Style: Progressive black metal, Avantgarde metal


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01. Fluorescent (The Total Orchestra)
02. Speed Increased To Scaffold
03. CK II Chanel No. 6
04. Proprietors Of Red
05. A Motion Picture
06. Omnipolis
07. Backpaka Baba
08. Third Person Plural
09. 04.34 PM
10. The New Timelessness
11. Cosmophony [2007 re-release bonus]

Lars Are Nedland - drums, keyboards, vocals
Cornelius Jakhelln - bass, guitars, vocals

Additional info
Remastered and re-released with new artwork and a bonus track in 2007 by Avantgarde Music.
Also re-released on Peaceville in 2009 with the same new cover art, yet with a slightly modified track-order:
1. Proprietors of Red
2. Speed Increased to Scaffold
3. CK II Chanel No. 6
4. Fluorescent (The Total Orchestra)
5. A Motion Picture
6. Omnipolis
7. Backpacka Baba
8. Third Person Plural
9. 04.34 PM
10. The New Timelessness
11. Cosmophony (Bonus Track)

The poem "The Total Orchestra" written by Torild Wardenær, translated by Cornelius.
Produced and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio.
Engineered by Jocke Petterson.
Mastered by Morten Lund and Solefald at Masterhuset.

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This one is pure genius...or pure madness!
An outstanding works of art, a new guideline for avantgarde, a milestone of creativity...or just the work of two mad musicians!

Where "The Linear Scaffold" (by far their best work to date, in my humble opinion) gave to the listener the feeling of a well structured avantgarde black-gothic journey, Neonism goes beyond. The schemes are crushed into little meaningless pieces and the listener may easily lose the meaning of the whole opus.

published 11.10.2007 | Comments (1)

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01.03.2014 - 18:09
Rating: 8
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Quite a good album. Not their best, but the music is pretty crazy and lyrics are quite explicit.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
27.06.2016 - 00:03
Interesting stuff for certain. "Backpacka Baba" and "Third Person Plural" are masterpiece songs.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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