Sørbyen is the second album from the project, netra.
After releasing the monumental debut album 'Mélancolie Urbaine' in late 2010, netra returns again with a new album entitled 'Sørbyen'. With influences ranging from the moodiest jazz music to black metal and trip-hop, netra has always been about challenging the listener's open-mindedness and the upcoming 'Sørbyen' album shows netra continuing to evolve its experimental sound using a palette of varying musical and artistic influences to create an album that is claustrophobic, organic, and unmistakingly depressing. A truly unique album that bridges the most unsuspecting genres together, Sørbyen, named after a neighborhood in Gjøvik, Norway in which the artist behind netra recently lived, could be described as a strange but fitting hybrid of Burzum and Hooverphonic. Either way, this release builds upon the foundations of the debut album, but is more far-reaching in its experimentation and manages to effectively introduce new elements to netra's already genre-bending sound while maintaining a certain nostalgic and depressing sound.
released 29 September 2012
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