Sysselmann combines soundscapes with dark electronic vibes reflecting the vast rough nature of Northern Norway and proceeds further and deeper in this last enterprise, Ritual Of The Aurora Noir. The music he creates is embedded with the history and legends of his homeland. Viking-like horn blasts and war drums were added to the drones sounding like the haunted sea winds, eroding the majestic fjords. The music of Sysselmann is filled with darker atmospheres of mysticism and ritualism.
Again moniker Sysselmann doesn’t make it easy for the listener. These four organic tracks are filled with deep and multi-layered sound structures which tangle and invite the hearer to listen again and again. The true vision of this recording can only be felt and discovered while scratching of the tone plies bit by bit. Sysselmann’s secretive and meditative audio world is covered with all kinds of effects and field recordings stimulating the unconscious spheres to be entered.
We can’t deny that the continuously high quality releases (already three) of this talented Norwegian artist mark him as an important conductor of new explorations in the darker electronic music scene. Rumours say Sysselmann is already working on a sequel to this stunning release. We barely can’t wait for his new creations while we still enjoy and sink deeply in the Ritual Of The Aurora Noir ep.
Ritual Of The Aurora Noir is available on cd and digital formats on the Winter-Light Bandcamp page.