27 Nov Episode 19 – The Unquietness of Fleurety
Goodbye clarity, hello obfuscation… Norway’s other post-black metal duo, perhaps dwelling deeper in obscure shadows than Solefald… we hail Fleurety’s dedication to the dark arts and… which craft? All the ones that bring metal to the most precarious of left-field edges. So bizarre that it makes complete sense. We enthusiastically endorse their mission.
Note I: Of all our favorite high school Latin teachers who are also committed metal fans, our favorite has to be Chris Ayers. We are grateful for his help with the Latin translations/meanings in this episode. Chris also has the rare distinction of having attended a listening party for DVC’s Molecular Shadow in Florida in 1992.
Note II: The Inquietum CD is the yellowest in either of our collections. It is also a mandatory Fleurety document. Buy it here: https://www.discogs.com/Fleurety-Inquietum/release/10711416
Music cited, in order of appearance:
“Descent Into Darkness” (Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis 7”, 2009, recorded 2004/05)
“Profanations Beneath the Bleeding Stars” (A Darker Shade of Evil 7”, 1994)
“Absence” (January 1995 demo)
“Fragmenter Av En Fortid” (Min Tid Skal Komme, 1995)
“Englers Piler Har Ingen Brodd” (Min Tid Skal Komme, 1995)
“I Saw Claws” (Last-Minute Lies, 1999)
“Face in a Fever” (Department of Apocalyptic Affairs, 2000)
“Shotgun Blast” (Department of Apocalyptic Affairs, 2000)
“Barb Wire Smile” (Department of Apocalyptic Affairs, 2000)
“Summon the Beasts” (Evoco Bestias 7”, 2011, recorded 2008)
“Degenerate Machine” (Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit 7”, 2013, recorded 2009/10)
“Consensus” (two moments, Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae 7”, 2017, recorded 2011-2015)
“The Science of Normality” (The White Death, 2017)
“Future Day” (The White Death, 2017)
“Facets” (Last-Minute Lies, 1999)
episode 20 preview: Mayhem, “Ancient Skin” (Wolf’s Lair Abyss, 1997)
Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.
This is Radical Research Podcast episode 19