Ljungblut – Ikke alle netter er like sorte

 

Released: 30/09/2016 NOR

It’s been five years since the release of “Over skyene skinner alltid solen” and as we already informed you earlier this month, “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” is the name of the brand new album by Ljungblut. A band led by Kim Ljung of Seigmen and Zeromancer.
Keep on reading, we’re going to check it out now!

Triumfbuen” opens “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” in an atmospheric way. It’s melancholic but still bold and you can still feel a certain spark of hope here. Pretty much the same goes for one of the single-tracks “Satellitt”, its chorus being simply typical for Ljungblut. Just take a listen for yourself and I seriously don’t know why I got reminded of Sigur Rós at this point.

Karolinska” follows and I know that using the word “explosive” is quite wrong in connection with this record, but trust me… There’s something explosive about this track too, you just have to find it for yourself. “Tempelhof” is a homage to the famous airport of Berlin in a way and being the first single off “Ikke alle netter er like sorte”, you could already tell that the whole record will be a bit different. But the real highlight of the album is its title track. “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” – the song – feels like coming home from a long trip. It’s an epic piece that will make you think while getting lost in the waves of sound…

Liaison” is the next song you’ll hear and get ready to hear another strong piece that will hit you right in the feels with its everything. I’m indeed a fan of these almost shoegaze-y guitars that guide you through this record. It’s not different in “Krysantem”, which is probably the darkest song on “Ikke alle netter er like sorte”. The final two minutes of this track are pure art! Just letting you.
And then there’s “Selvportrett” together with its rather minimal execution.

With “Uten tittel” we’re getting another atmospheric piece together with dose of melancholic melodies. And then, Ljungblut signs off with “Kast blomstene på”. No more unnecessary comments needed. What a record.

 

 

Being more traditional than the previous Ljungblut releases, “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” is an album like no other. Trust me. “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” mixes elements of Post-Rock and probably even Dream Pop in a very original way. It’s dark and melancholic, but it won’t get you depressed, don’t worry.
It was completely different from what I expected it to be and I was surprised – in a very pleasant way. Ljungblut is more exciting than ever and if you truly love music, then you should definitely consider checking out “Ikke alle netter er like sorte”. You won’t regret it.

Take A Listen:

 

Personal favorites:

  • Satellitt
  • Ikke alle netter er like sorte
  • Liaison
  • Krysantem

Rating:
★★★★★★★★★★

 

Written by M. Nyman-Sramkova. September 2016.

About Misha Nyman-Sramkova

Twenty-something art and design student from Prague, living in Salzburg. A cool cat and a wannabe trendsetter. She knows where the hype is and let's say she's responsible for the creative direction of this webzine.

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