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The Linear Scaffold

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The Linear Scaffold
The Linear Scaffold


The classic 1997 debut of Norwegian avant-garde black metal from Solefald. Presented on vinyl for the first time.

Solefald (the name taken from the Old Norse word for sunset) formed in Norway in 1995 by members Lars Are "Lazare" and Cornelius Jakhelln. The band never fit in with conventional genre labelling, always possessing a keen dedication towards experimentation, and were therefore classified as avant-garde black metal.

'The Linear Scaffold' was the band's debut full-length album and was originally released in 1997. It was seen as a breakthrough in black metal at the time incorporating countless fresh ideas such as jazzy guitar passages and alternative instruments such as piano to concoct an atmosphere altogether more interesting than many of their peers.

Still as fresh sounding today, this symphonic black metal album stands out with its dynamic twists and poetic imagery from the words of Cornelius, further enhanced with the inclusion of 'When The Moon Is On The Wave' written by Lord Byron.

Aside from both members' work with other bands, including Borknagar and Winds, Cornelius is an accomplished writer/poet, with many published writings including a tetralogy of poems entitled Quadra Natura.

This edition of 'The Linear Scaffold' is presented on 180gm heavyweight vinyl and appears on the format for the first time.


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  2. Jernlov ( 03:52 )
  3. Philosophical Revolt ( 05:49 )
  4. Red View ( 05:24 )
  5. Floating Magenta ( 01:47 )
  6. The Macho Vehicle ( 05:04 )
  7. Countryside Bohemians ( 05:37 )
  8. Tequila Sunrise ( 04:21 )
  9. When The Moon Is On The Wave ( 07:25 )
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