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Mercurial

Mercurial is a new vinyl 12″ from Hermetic Library anthology artist Johann Heyss, which you may want to check out. It’s available for pre-order. You can also pick up the album digitally as well.

Johann Heyss Mercurial cover

“Johann Heyss nos surpreende, oito anos depois de lançar o último álbum de sua trilogia experimental, com um disco elaborado, de sonoridade pop, urgente e atemporal mas com seu inconfundível estilo de compor e de cantar. Co-produzido pelo programador, tecladista e DJ Sintetik, Mercurial conta com as participações especiais da diva cantriz Marília Barbosa, do guitarrista Johnny Hansen (da pioneira banda Harry, Daniela Caldellas (do duo Digitaria), Leandra Lambert (veterana da cena alternativa carioca) e do compositor/escritor Luís Capucho.

Mercurial é uma viagem sonora que começa com O Outro Lado, um poema erótico panssexual embalado em eletro-rock que dá o tom do que vem pela frente. Fast Car, uma das três canções em inglês, acelera no ritmo dançante, enquanto A Voz do Falcão é uma canção reflexiva sobre iniciação ao mistérios através do ritual mágico do pentagrama. Scared Boy Song é um poderoso electro old-school de melodia renascentista sobre o lado yin de todo homem. Fechando o lado A, Mitos é um poema de melodia mântrica sobre seres mitológicos & imaginários que conta com a voz sobrenatural de Marília Barbosa em um desempenho que vai surpreender seus fãs.

O lado B de Mercurial abre com um eletrofunk confessional, Mercúrio, seguido por Adolescente de Maratona — canção acelerada em louvor à estátua grega homônima. Lamaçal de Pesadelos convida, com seu refrão grudento, a exorcizar qualquer sonho ruim, pilha fraca ou onda errada. Se é para exorcizar, Ácido On the Rocks diz presente em forma de eletro-poema de ódio, rancor & vingança, mas em seguida Lilith é convocada para beber o ódio e vomitar hedonismo em uma pista de dança. No final da viagem, Arabian Dream avisa que tudo pode não passar de um delírio. Ou então é só “o outro lado da moeda / a porta do espaço-tempo / o sussurro do anti-vento”…

Johann Heyss é músico, escritor e tradutor. Seus primeiros três discos são Look Carefully (1998), The Blue Sea (2003) e Psychosamba (2005), uma trilogia caracterizada pelo experimentalismo eletrônico com sonoridades pop, étnicas e minimalistas. Como escritor, já publicou cinco livros no Brasil, República Tcheca, Estados Unidos, Alemanha, França e Rússia, todos voltados para temas esotéricos, além da biografia do mago Aleister Crowley.

Em Mercurial, este artista multifacetado nos mostra, através de sua música, passagens significativas da ‘linha do fogo’ em seu álbum chamado Mercurial, conectando-se magicamente com Hermes e Mercúrio.”

Johann Heyss Mercurial vinyl

A voz do falcão

 

A voz do falcão
(Heyss)

“A voz do falcão is the opening track of my fourth album, Mercurial, to be released by the end of the year. This song is about initiation, ritual, ordeal, and Thelema. The lyrics describe actual impressions and reflexions and experiences of mine.” — Heyss

Words and music by Johann Heyss
Produced and arranged by Johann Heyss & Sintetik
Mixed and mastered by Daniel Albinati

Performed by:
Johann Heyss (voice, programming)
Sintetik (programming, keyboards)

Johann Heyss is a musician, writer and translator. His music is a blend of electronica, magick, erotica and experimentalism. His fourth CD will be released by the end of this year. He has also released six books so far on esoterica, numerology, tarot, Thelema and Crowley. His books had been translated from Portuguese into English (by Heyss himself) as well as German, French, Czech and Russian. Johann was born and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro.

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O mar negro me tragou em sono
a água escura invadia o bote
ou sou eu que me entorno
por querer decifrar o mote?

Melíflua a canção da voz do falcão
Onírica onda da luz da escuridão

Eu estou dentro do círculo de Adonai
o sol me esquenta a fronte
e nas costas a lua azulada vai
atrás de mim pelo horizonte

Melíflua a canção da voz do falcão
Onírica onda da luz da escuridão

Ele é caído como uma formiga da galáxia
a percorrer a terra em pernas de folha
tentando iluminar sua verde amnésia
que explode na areia da bolha

Melíflua a canção da voz do falcão
Onírica onda da luz da escuridão

 

Translation: The Voice of the Hawk

The black sea has dragged me in dream
the black water invaded the boat
or is it me who pour myself
for wanting to decipher the motto?

Mellifluous the song from the voice of the hawk
Oneiric wave from the light of darkness

I am inside the circle of Adonai
the sun warms my front
and on my back the blue moon goes
behind me through the horizon

Mellifluous the song from the voice of the hawk
Oneiric wave from the light of darkness

He is fallen as an ant from the galaxy
wandering the earth in legs of leaves
trying to illuminate its green amnesia
that explodes on the sand of the bubble

Mellifluous the song from the voice of the hawk
Oneiric wave from the light of darkness

 

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood – The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations – Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department – Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church – Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster – The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade – Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld – All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 – Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna – The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley – Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss – A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth – Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda – Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí – Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène – Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall – Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY – Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper – Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall – Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter – When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD – Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon – The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone – Alchemisphere One 34:02

 

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.

This Summer 2012 issue of from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 4

The Summer 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 4 for immediate download! Physical CDs of this Summer 2012 issue are also available as a pre-order.

Please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project by picking up this release. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Be sure to also check out the previous issues of the Hermetic Library Anthology. Anthology albums are planned for release around cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Fall 2012 anthology album on Sep 15th!)

 

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood – The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations – Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department – Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church – Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster – The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade – Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld – All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 – Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna – The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley – Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss – A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth – Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda – Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí – Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène – Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall – Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY – Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper – Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall – Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter – When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD – Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon – The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone – Alchemisphere One 34:02

 

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.

This Summer 2012 issue from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool