In a famous line from one of the all-time great psychological thriller movies, a very frightened Cole Sear says in a quivering voice, �The tiny hairs on your arm, you know when they stand up? That's them.� |
The scene is of course from the 1999 classic �The Sixth Sense,� yet the suspenseful aura and inner fear created within that scene and countless other ghost and paranormal films perfectly captures the mood and feeling of a one-man Norwegian musical outfit known as Immundus.
Taken from the Latin translation meaning �impure, or foul,� there�s nothing about the music of Immundus that is either impure or foul. The definition represents more of the hidden inner-being within all of us � whether we admit it�s there or not.
His haunting, ghostly recordings may never be heard on a Top 10 pop radio station, and it may never win a Grammy for the former heavy metal bassist, but what the music of Immundus will do is transport you to the darker side of life � to a place where spirits and apparitions and the unknown are very real and amazingly beautiful to listen to.
The beginnings of Immundus as a Ghost Ambient-genre recording artist began in 2003 when he took a self-imposed exile from playing bass and singing (or �growling,� as he says) in metal bands, to move to Norway and capture the ethereal musical soundscapes he�d heard in his head for years but never had the chance to create. Three years later, the solo project he dubbed Immundus sprung up from Immundus� desire (real name, Bruno Duarte) to tap into the spookiness and mystery of life.
�I have always been very interested in the paranormal, in hauntings, and in the afterlife and ghosts, so to be able to write music about subjects I�m interested in is definitely a great thrill,� Immundus says.
Since Immundus devoted himself to sharing his other-worldly interests with music fans in this world, he has recorded so far, four releases, most notably his current release, Poemia (inspired by the writing of Edgar Allen Poe), and 2009�s critically acclaimed Haunted Memories.
Though he knows his music isn�t for everybody, Immundus� aural vision and sometimes bizarre atmospheric melancholy is right for all of us, even if for a brief, skin-crawling moment in time.
�Everyone enjoys some spookiness and unusual music on their life, even if for five minutes,� he says.
While Immundus continues conjuring up his unique brand of gothic, mysterious music in some far off Norwegian recording studio, play one of his albums � or just one song � even if for just five minutes. Turn it up, turn out the lights, and close your eyes�You feel that feeling? Your skin erupts in thousands of goose bumps, all the little hairs on your arm stand at attention, your heart pounds so hard you�re sure it�s about to jump out of your chest, and the sensation of being watched by some unseen entity washes over you. Yeah, that feeling.
Providing the soundtrack to the darker side of life since 2006.