Lore Acts make sonic ritual; auditory hallucinations to transport the listener to a mystical, mysterious meta-verse, where moments of transcendent beauty and savage brutality co-exist. A dark continent, where the adventurous psychonaut may delve into their own conditioning, and re-create themselves anew, in a baptism of fire and filthy feedback. In the misty forests of Lore Acts, miracles can occur, but the weak and insincere will be devoured by their own shadows.
With interests ranging from Biology to Germanic Heathenry, Hermeticism to Harsh Noise, Lore Acts create highly personal ritual in sound, to manifest our Highest Selves and to usher in a world in which we would like to live.
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The full track list for this winter 2012 anthology album consists of 6 tracks by 6 artists, 35 minutes of fantastic music:
- T. Thorn Coyle – Hallowed Light
- Rev Chloe Kalombinah – Ma Re Ah
- The Psychogeographical Commission – The Lost Rivers of London
- Kim Cascone – Saltash
- Lore Acts – Cimmerian Witness
- Leah Bee – Mercy Mother Sri Mix
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 is the second issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, and is being released on Imbolc in Winter 2012. I have 6 tracks by 6 artists this time around. This playlist starts strong with a track about moving from darkness into light, through an invocation and liberation of the divine feminine that is also a lament about loss, followed by a fantastic new cover of a Coil track. The playlist continues with a bright track but that is followed by some gritty and creepy noise to remind us that the light hasn’t fully returned. After that I, for my part, am glad of a reminder that the days are getting longer, so there is a final track which brings us back to the theme of returning mercy and light. Quite a nice playlist that works well with the season.
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.