Brilliant things happen in the age of the Internet. Like former Pestilence drummer Marco Foddis Googling himself and finding our “in search of Marco Foddis post” so we could induct Pestilence’s storied Consuming Impulse album into the Hall of Fame. The issue in which Foddis features is available HERE for the doubters out there. Now, since it worked the first time we put an APB on the Deciblog, we’re doing it again. This time for former Ulver drummer Erik Olivier Lancelot (aka AiwarikiaR).
Erik Olivier Lancelot was part of Ulver’s formative stages, namely the Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler, Kveldssanger, Nattens Madrigal and Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell albums. But we’re chiefly concerned with his involvement on Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler, which, to this very day, remains a crucial evolutionary jump-off point for black metal. Give it to the Norwegians for approaching the raw and monochromatic with a near-singer/songwriter approach and coming away with a piece of music that ended up influencing a few dozen bands of critical mention years later. Like, Hall of Famers Agalloch.
We’ve got the rest of the Ulver camp ready for questioning, but Mr. Lancelot remains a Scooby-Doo like mystery. Sure, we’ve gone to great lengths to find his whereabouts. We’ve done the due diligence, we think. So, now we’re taking direct forms of contact out of our own hands and letting the binary winds of the Interblowhole for Mr. Lancelot to Google himself out of hiding. Even so, we don’t even know if he’s down for a chat. Unlike, Foddis, who was elated to be a part of the Pestilence conversation even though he’d not talked to its current (and former) members in more than a decade. Bravo, Foddis!
So, Erik Olivier Lancelot. It’s time, for one last ritual, to resurrect AiwarikiaR. Reach out HERE