Not a happy song

Apparently there exists a band called NǽnøĉÿbbŒrğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ, a name I’m not about to convert to proper HTML entities, so this may look even funnier in your browser.

Discogs says about them:

Also known by the more optically-appealing and readable name of “Nanocyborg Uberholocaust”, NǽnøĉÿbbŒrğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ claim to be an “ambient cosmic extreme funeral drone doom metal band” consisting of one Canadian and one British individual known as Wavanova and Dark Dude.

Legend has it that these two scientists met in 2006 at an Antarctic research station on Ross Island “while studying carnivorous Antarctic predators” where they “soon realized that they had very similar musical tastes and were both experienced bass players” and recorded “the sounds of the universe between its phases of life.”

Their 2014 album, Goodbye, Sol: A Voyage To The End Of Spacetime And Back, was released digitally only, perhaps because it runs 7:37. That’s seven hours and thirty-seven minutes. One track, “God Is A Systems Architect And The Multiverse Is An Infinitely Recursive Architectural Simulator,” is listed at 7:27:11; after looking at the other 32 tracks, I suspect this track is exactly as long as the similarly experimental “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” by Sly Stone, listed as 0:00. I don’t think I can possibly audition the whole seven-hour intravaganza at once, though I’m sure it’s up on YouTube; I did give a listen to “(The Sculptor),” from the 2009 EP (Supervoids) (parentheses as specified by the band), and it’s genuinely creepy in an inchoate sort of way.

(Provoked by this list of band names at Louder Than War.)


  1. McGehee »

    4 February 2015 · 9:59 am

    That band name goes up to 12 at least.

  2. JT »

    5 February 2015 · 9:25 pm

    Looks like this would be good for the next road trip or the next time I’m stuck in the endless waits at the airport.

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