Stockholm-based VALHALL is the creative outlet for two secretive electronic musicians who prefer to leave their identities unrevealed. The duo composes haunting, epic pieces with broad brush-strokes, influenced by witch house, neofolk, and industrial. Formed in 2012, the project was quickly tapped by Finland’s Kuudes Aisti festival, where VALHALL shared the bill with The Haxan Cloak, Lydia Lunch, Light Asylum and many others, before taking the stage at 3 AM to a stunned crowd.
The debut CD for Artoffact Records, Leaning on Shadows, takes the project to new places. It is at once haunting and ominous, but also shines with an unexpected whiteness. It is in fact, a thing of beauty.
The limited fan version available exclusively from Storming the Base comes with a bonus cassette, entitled simply Shadows. The cassette contains two long semi-ambient pieces which rework elements of the album, as well as lyrics, poetry, and conversations related to the music on Leaning on Shadows. It is in many way a musical Shadow of the more complete work.
All orders of the limited edition also come with a large-sized embroidered VALHALL ambigram patch. Approximate size is 12 cm x 5 cm.
V▲LH▲LL - WOODS EP (FREE DOWNLOAD ON BANDCAMP)
I. Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ [A-Side]
II. Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ [Wychdoktor Remix]
III. Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ Ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ [Ceremonial Dagger Fólkvangr Remix]
IV. Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ [M‡яc▲ll▲ Remix]
V. Τὸ Μεγα Θηρίον Jumps Across The Water [B-Side]
Original Tracks by V▲LH▲LL. Infinite respect to remixing artists Wychdoktor, The Ceremonial Dagger and M‡яc∆ll∆. EP available for free (pay what you want) download on Bandcamp. http://vlhll.bandcamp.com/album/woods-ep
Exclusive track from the Waves In Compendium compilation released by PALE NOIR at the summer solstice. Download the full 31 track compilation here for free:
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V▲LH▲LL - Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ [M0✟I0N] (Official Video)
Album version of Ɖ0Ɯƞ Iƞ ƚhę ƜǪoƉƽ by V▲LH▲LL.
Video using elements taken from V▲LH▲LL liveshows visuals.
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Bonus track from the download version of DSX single “Shifted” available (as download or cassingle) here:
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New times. New sessions. New music. Let us know what you feel. Free download!
V▲LH▲LL live at Summer Darkness in Utrecht (Holland) 2013. The whole concert recorded for radio broadcast by Recording Technician Kees van de Wiel.
Ok people, time to drop some of awesome news! If you got the newsletter from Artoffact Records a few days ago this announcement was in it:
“LABEL NEWS: WE WELCOME V>LH>LL
The male/female duo known as V>LH>LL has done quite a lot since they formed in 2012. This year they played Finland’s Kuudes Aisti festival (with Light Asylum, Lydia Lunch, Forest Swords, Vatican Shadow, The Haxan Cloak, and many others), and also appeared at Summer Darkness with label-mates Legend and Chrysalide. The duo are busy working on a full-length album for Artoffact, which will see the light of day (or the darkness of night) in 2014. Until then, listen to their unique blend of dark electronics and witchy neo-folk at their Bandcamp.”
We are so excited about this!