Burzum - Sol Austan, Mani Vestan 2-LP
Somewhere between the reign of the sun and the moon lay that mystical time which some refer to as magic hour. Much has been made about this small division within the 24 hour cycle of the heavens, thus it seems only natural for Burzum to adopt it as a subject for a return to the ambient part of said band's controversial history. It's debatable as to whether this band ever truly grasped the full scope of what this style has been since its rise in the 20th century, but its influence has had a lasting impact on all of the key players in the early Norwegian 2nd wave, and its impact upon Varg has been arguably the most overt. As such, it wouldn't be out of place to suggest that Burzum doesn't create ambient music in the classical sense (forgive the oxymoron there), but rather exists in its own contemplative world where the best label to attach to it is ambient music.