Fjelltronen "The Mountainthrone", is the solo project of Satyr of Satyricon (with some aid from ihsahn). But this is not Satyricon, nor is this black metal. It is as Isengard is to Fenriz and thus, this is Satyr's folk vision.
Mainly using synths and acoustic guitars, this album sounds and creates an atmosphere like that of the mists passing around the fjords that satyr must have been inspired by. very dreamy textures are simulated by garm/ulver/monk style chants along with flutes, piano and strings (not to mention the howling wind and wolves of the background).
Although (or maybe because) this album is wonderfully gentle, it takes time to appreciate- dont expect catchy rif-o-rama.
it is great music to sleep to as it is this almost fairy-tale myticism which makes this album enchanting.
there are 5 songs, one 16 minutes long, the others about 4 mins.
This is a one off from satyr, and music of this calibre is rare.....fans of Empyrium, Opeth, Fenriz, Ulver, Tenhi should all grace your ears with such sweet music....