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Vrangsinn

Vrangsinn

Vrangsinn


Daniel Vrangsinn Salte, known widely as the bassist for black metal legends Carpathian Forest, founded Misantrof ANTIRecords in 2007 to give like-minded underground artists a venue of experimentation outside the boundaries of the traditional music industry. Perhaps the most controversial and creatively-inspired of all the music birthed by this experiment thus far have been Vrangsinn's own musical offerings. Following no clearly defined genre or style Read more on Last.fm
Daniel Vrangsinn Salte, known widely as the bassist for black metal legends Carpathian Forest, founded Misantrof ANTIRecords in 2007 to give like-minded underground artists a venue of experimentation outside the boundaries of the traditional music industry. Perhaps the most controversial and creatively-inspired of all the music birthed by this experiment thus far have been Vrangsinn's own musical offerings. Following no clearly defined genre or style, Vrangsinn's music engages and provokes at once with juxtapositions of the grotesque and the sublime. Best described as a challenging blend of techniques and seemingly contradictory styles which reveal underlying connections between genres and styles that most listeners would never hear otherwise, he describes the music himself as a "Psycopop idiosyncracy with an ounce of psychedelic doom rock". Maintaining a strong work ethic by staying constantly involved with such projects as Secht, A Waste Of Talent, Hatepulse, Nattefrost and many others, Vrangsinn felt compelled to blaze a new musical path with his first solo album not long after founding Misantrof.

Originally planned as a collection of songs he'd recorded alone in the studio, the end result was a cohesive flow of sound from one song to the next that took on a life of its own. The nuances of each track, standing on their own or heard back-to-back, seem to demand that it be treated as a serious work in its own right. Giving a voice to his own creative desires and answering to no one else, "Moon Psychedelia Collection" was dropped for free on an unsuspecting world in December of 2008 via Vrangsinn's own Misantrof Experiment website. With a strong vision for something new which the world had never experienced before, he began work on his second solo album by outlining a poignant theme, binding the songs together as one and giving the experience an iconic title: PHOBIA. It is described as "an intellectual war against all forms of organized religion through logic". Leaving behind the restrictions of the industry-standard CD format and honing his ideals through complementary mediums such as film, animation and even hand-crafted instruments for some of the music, each song evolved with specific visual and aural concepts in mind.

The end result was an unprecedented multimedia offering in several different formats: an audio-only version containing the music itself; individually downloadable video files in many major formats; ISO images for burning a multi-angle DVD of PHOBIA itself, separate audio tracks, alternate mixes, and bonus tracks; and a first-edition run of 100 DVDs orderable through the Misantrof website. Another edition dubbed "iPhobia" was released in both a portable edition for the iPod/iPhone and an edition made for streaming online. The album's concept grew to demand a separate section of the website altogether, with all of these options and more freely available for download: printable media to accompany the CD or DVD edition, a plot / synopsis chapter, full credits to the film edition, and information about a follow-up (TBA). Offered up with the request that the listener share the experience and spread the album/DVD files for free, PHOBIA's limited-run first pressing has now sold out. A second run will be introduced featuring more unique features differing from the first so that both become collector's items. Recently announced works to come include a video-EP tied to PHOBIA called "Taboo" and a new album, tentatively titled "Idiosyncrasy".

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