Norway - Full Moon 99 - 10/28/04
Lurking For Pray
Lurking For Pray
Epikuros was one of the old Greek wisemen, living a couple of centuries BC. He was into moral
philosohpy and how to lead a happy life in particular. Euphoria is a state of well-being under
the influence of an illness, alcohol or drug. Euphony on the other hand, is musical harmony.
Epikurs Euforie fights against the latter. The state of euphoria involved here probably has to
do with the pleasure of disharmony, for the listeners or the band members themselves. Lurking
For Pray is no slick pop album... To my knowledge there is little information around about
the band, but the members seem to originate from somewhere in Vestfold (no, not in Middle Earth;
it's also a county in south-eastern Norway).
We had a couple of releases by Epikurs Euforie on the menu in the latter stages of the previous
millennium. The first one boasted the use
of moogs, cellos and horns. I can hardly discern any of those on the new album apart from some moog
effects. But they are quickly drowned by the guitars. Some of the songs, like "Black Stash", "Waltzing
With Evil" and "Ni Ni Tounge II", show some variations and dynamics. The rest is more of the
The best and worst of Epikurs Euforie can be characterised as mayhem, anarchism, dilettantism
or dadaism. Lurking For Pray is an acquired taste, a challenge for the chosen few. Compared
to the new 7 inch single by the band How To Make Good Sound, though, Lurking For Pray
is pure pleasure. The No Label, No Bull-version of the album is limited to 99 CD copies only.
LP-versions will be released by Etchwear and Major Minor Records one of these days.
The band might be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 2004 JP