Jugra, as a musical entity is evolving
into one of NS black metal's most unique acts, becoming something
that is truly original and forging new pathways into uncharted
territory. As can be evident by the other projects on this split
tape, this is an entirely neo-folk/industrial recording. While making
other releases in black metal & RAC, this marks the first Jugra
release playing traditional folk tunes from their region of Malaysia.
North American & European record stores call this “World Music”
however the direction here is definitely folk/traditional in nature.
The Cosmic Weapon of Thule tracks are
remakes of various Irish/American folk songs/IRA battle cries. While
I explored these types of sounds with the Vinland Special Services
project, I desire as become better at making music to rework some of
these as things that are more recognizable as sounds, rather then
Outsider Power Electronics. One original track paying tribute to the
folklore of an area of Wisconsin I used to have to travel to for work
was also made as an intro to one of the songs. This CwoT release is
different from the others in the discography as it is completely
devoid of the NS Techno chauvinism.
Within the Brotherhood of Light
collective, Surt has always been the most overlooked out of all that
is there as it is not metal music. Ambient/Folk acoustic music that
veers into Dungeon Synth territory on a few occasions. This material
was recorded around the same time frame/sessions as the first two
demos before the split with Uruk-Hai.
Jugra - https://youtu.be/wpT3TkP8BEw
CwoT - https://youtu.be/axAMedpmgBE
be willing to facilitate a deal between all three bands and any
institution wanting to make a pro CD (not CD-r) of this tape. Please
e-mail for more information.