Not to beat around the bush, this is one of my all-time favourite bands ever. Actually a Norwegian one-man electronic project, the name means "weeds" (the unwanted kind) in Norwegian, but his output is anything but. Since the guy finally released a new album today, It Came from Beyond Eternal September
, and I know there's a lot of electro aficionados around these parts, I decided to create a thread for this fantastic musician.
I'm not very good with electronic genres, so the best I can give here is the vague "electronica", but that's not really doing it justice. Meyer has a real knack for assembling a profoundly cool mix of electro, trip-hop, chillout, synth and sampled stuff with all kinds of other genres thrown in wherever they may fit; dark, cinematic, unique and whimsical at the same time, above all extremely catchy.
Some select awesomeness:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHNuGJRot4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7CRnlAt0Yghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6HIxBlWSshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EubUVicGcUkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxbi65EbyvYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbGSjNdDQCAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAoEBaficAQ
Apart from Ugress, Meyer has a number of other electronica projects, such as PixxelTyger
, the chiptune-y Ninja Caravan
or the darker and somewhat more aggressive, occasionally d'n'b Shadow of the Beat
. It's mostly along the same lines as Ugress, with some twists to them, but you can always hear his distinct hand.
His website has a lot of free stuff for download, definitely have a look: http://www.ugress.com/