Written in Waters is the debut studio album by the Norwegian avant-garde metal band Ved Buens Ende. It is the only album the band released before they disbanded. All music by Ved Buens Ende. All lyrics by Carl-Michael Eide, except "Den Saakaldte" by Vicotnik. I Sang for the Swans" – 7:01. You, That May Wither" – 4:54. Den Saakaldte" ("The So-Called") – 8:49. Carrier of Wounds" – 7:40. Coiled in Wings" – 7:04. Autumn Leaves" – 5:07
Ved Buens Ende was a Norwegian avant-garde metal band. Their sound is diverse with quiet instrumental jazz influenced sections and aggressive black metal blast beats and vocals. Ved Buens Ende means "By the end of the bow" referring to the mythological rainbow Bifröst. Ved Buens Ende was formed in Oslo in 1993 by the drummer Carl-Michael Eide and guitarist Vicotnik, who were then joined by bassist Skoll.
Label: Soulseller Records – SSR120CD. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak. Country: Netherlands. This album was recorded & mixed at Endless Studios Skoll appears courtesy of Vargnatt inc. Issued under exclusive license from Misanthropy Records. Track times not printed on release.
Ved Buens Ende's sole full-length, Written in Waters, is an album of esoteric, experimental black metal that, years after its release, still sounds like nothing else. Much of what is here goes beyond what is typically thought of as black metal - for example, Carl-Michael Elde's loose, almost jazzy drumming, Skoll's slithering, off-the-beat bass accents, and Vicotnik's frequently clean-toned guitar work (which has often been compared to post-rockers Slint). This singing style has drawn criticism, and it is an acquired taste, but it is well done for the most part and fits with the cold, mystical, ghostly mood of the music.
Written in Waters is an album clocking at just under one hour and is one massive atmospheric creation that does not hurry anywhere. Ved Buens Ende put forth on Written In Waters a bizarre style of avant-black metal, reeling from genre to genre like the Norwegian corpsepaint crowd's answer to Mr Bungle. Able to lurch suddenly from esoteric jazz-metal noodling to furiously raw black metal rants - and, even more impressively, make this sudden shift sound perfectly natural - the band's sound lives up to the album title: anything you assert about their music is a statement written on water, true only momentarily and then rendered meaningless the next time their sound shifts.
Ved Buens Ende discography (all). lt; Those Who Caress the Pale (1994). Release date: October 1995. Recording information: Recorded and mixed at Endless Studios by Ved Buens Ende and Pål. Identifiers: Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551 Matrix, Runout: DADC AUSTRIA A0000170184-0101 31 A1. Added by: (Unknown user). Modified by: Typhon ita. Added on: N/A. Last modified on: 2017-12-25 12:13:57.
Avantgardiste Black Ved Buens Ende. 队列表 Avantgardiste Black Ved Buens Ende Written in Waters. Band Name Ved Buens Ende. Album Name Written in Waters. 版公司 Candlelight Records Misanthropy Records.
|1||I Sang For The Swans||7:01|
|2||You, That May Wither||4:54|
|5||Carrier Of Wounds||7:40|
|6||Coiled In Wings||7:04|
|8||Remembrance Of Things Past||8:54|
|9||To Swarm Deserted Away||2:14|
- Recorded At – Endless Studios, Oslo
- Mixed At – Endless Studios, Oslo
- Distributed By – Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tanglade Ltd
- Copyright (c) – Tanglade Music
- Copyright (c) – Abstract Sounds
- Bass – Skoll
- Composed By, Arranged By, Performer – Ved Buens Ende
- Drums, Percussion, Vocals [Song] – Carl-Michael*
- Lyrics By – Carl-Michael* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 9), Vicotnik (tracks: 4)
- Photography By, Artwork, Design – Kim Solve*
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Pal*, Ved Buens Ende
- Vocals [Additional] – Skoll (tracks: 3)
- Vocals [Session] – Katrine S.*
- Voice [Grim-voice], Guitar – Vicotnik
Notes℗ Tanglade Ltd 2002.
© Abstract Sounds / Tanglade Music 2002.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 803341119123
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CANDLE075CD 34665 3020438
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L055
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI KA01
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CANDLE075CD 01
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L136
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0408
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): SOUND PERFORMANCE 0208 691 2121 CANDLE075CD
- Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI AAHY2
|AMAZON 006||Ved Buens Ende.....*||Written In Waters (CD, Album)||Misanthropy Records||AMAZON 006||UK||1995|
|AMAZON 006||Ved Buens Ende||Written In Waters (2xLP, Ltd, Pur)||Misanthropy Records||AMAZON 006||UK||1995|
|038||Ved Buens Ende||Written In Waters (Cass, Album)||Mystic Production||038||Poland||1996|
|Candle075CD||Ved Buens Ende||Written In Waters (CD, Album, RM)||Candlelight Records||Candle075CD||UK||2003|
|IDR003||Ved Buens Ende||Written In Waters (Cass, Ltd, RE)||Imminent Death||IDR003||US||2019|