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Phoenix Light Brigade

 

Phoenix Light Brigade
(Rodgers/Nuckler)

In 1997 the then governor of Phoenix, AZ Fife Symington witnessed the mysterious lights he describes in this testimony. Another U.F.O. disclosure themed rocker from the Ophwurld files. The music was taken from a spontaneous live looping jam session. All instruments and parts were played live and unrehearsed. The dialog sections were later added to the final arrangement.

Ophwurld is Roger Rodgers & Kevlar Nuckler teaming up to create Aural Sculpture. They assemble tunes by looping parts of their own spontaneous, instrumental jams using standard and non-standard instrumentation including guitar, bass, slide guitar, toy sound effects, the Korg Kaosillator Pro, and a DJ setup. The recordings were all done in a kind of live multi-track session using foot-petal looping technology. They first record a spontaneous, un-rehearsed jam session, loop the parts they want, then arrange them into a song. Their music captures the live energy of on-the-spot creation and improvisation which gives their music an honest quality found lacking in much of todays hyper-produced music. Primarily instrumentals, their songs range in genre from trip-hop and reggae, to hard rock & roll. They incorporate many different genres in the mix including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Electronica, Blues, Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop. Their music can be described as Experimental Science Fiction Rock, SpaceShip-Hop, & Roots Rocket Reggae, and all of it is very SCI-cadelic!

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Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 7

 

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 7

Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download!

Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

 

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 entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider picking up the digital download of this album and any other that strikes your fancy to help support the work of the library!

 

 

The full track list for this Spring 2013 anthology album consists of 15 tracks with over an hour of music:

  1. Januariez – Moments of Knowing 03:38
  2. Ophwurld – Phoenix Light Brigade 09:10
  3. Apollon – Rites of Dissonance 05:33
  4. Utu Lautturi – Pärnämäeltä Pajamäen juoksuhautoihin 09:04
  5. Dr.Hans – Void Elusion 05:00
  6. Salem:1976 – A Backdoor to Heaven 05:53
  7. Shadowcaster – Most Powerful Mother 06:36
  8. Shams93 – Mother of Abominations 11:09
  9. Shams93 – Father of Chaos 03:05
  10. Shadowcaster – Spontaneous Crowd Generated Music 02:03

 

The seventh issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Beltane in Spring 2013, at 15° Taurus. This is the next album in the second full year of releases, planned for all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 7 brings together 10 tracks, from new and returning artists, with over an hour of music in this ongoing series.

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the second of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower right quadrant from the full set of covers this year which can be combined to make a larger image, a collectable poster that combines the elements of all four seasons. The lower right quadrant, in this case, being related to a position on the wheel of the year and the typical correspondences between this time of year, this Spring season, and various things associated such as magical weapon, element, zodiac, cherub and so on. Mustafa has done a great job in combining various correspondences into a compelling and interesting image for this cover, and we can all look forward to seeing the whole image revealed through the rest of the year.

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.

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.

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

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project

Production by John Griogair Bell
Artwork and Design by Mustafa al-Laylah

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

Spontaneous Involuntary Feeling

 

Spontaneous Involuntary Feeling
(Rodgers/Nuckler)

Ophwurld is Roger Rodgers & Kevlar Nuckler teaming up to create Aural Sculpture. They assemble tunes by looping parts of their own spontaneous, instrumental jams using standard and non-standard instrumentation including guitar, bass, slide guitar, toy sound effects, the Korg Kaosillator Pro, and a DJ setup. The recordings were all done in a kind of live multi-track session using foot-petal looping technology. They first record a spontaneous, un-rehearsed jam session, loop the parts they want, then arrange them into a song. Their music captures the live energy of on-the-spot creation and improvisation which gives their music an honest quality found lacking in much of todays hyper-produced music. Primarily instrumentals, their songs range in genre from trip-hop and reggae, to hard rock & roll. They incorporate many different genres in the mix including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Electronica, Blues, Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop. Their music can be described as Experimental Science Fiction Rock, SpaceShip-Hop, & Roots Rocket Reggae, and all of it is very SCI-cadelic!

Follow Ophwurld via
Soundcloud
Facebook
YouTube
and
Anthology Profile

 


Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 5

 

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 5

The Fall 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 5 for immediate download! Physical CDs of this Fall 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 and look for a call for submissions to the Winter 2013 anthology album on Dec 15th!

 

 

The full track list for this Fall 2012 anthology album consists of 16 tracks with over 2 hours of music:

Part I – Arrival

  1. Shams93 – Wahabibi (Part 1) 04:21
  2. Shams93 – Wahabibi (Part 2) 04:00
  3. Anantakara – Unlock an Immortal Seal 09:20
  4. Apollon – Juxtaposition of the Shadow Traveller 06:25
  5. Troy Schafer – Blue Death 01:22
  6. Ophwurld – Spontaneous Involuntary Feeling 07:18
  7. y3mk – Shalicu 07:16
  8. Mahatma Dalí – Elephant Graveyard 11:21
  9. Exomène – Doom 04:49
  10. Dr J Cephei – Mystic Prophecy 04:27
  11. (m) – Izmir 02:24

Part II – Departure

  1. Ikipr – Orbits (Reprise) 03:41
  2. Machabray – Empty Room (Part V) 04:25
  3. (m) – Dark Liquid Replicating 02:38
  4. David B Metcalfe – Fields of Light – Lumen Siccum 24:50
  5. Kim Cascone – Ros Crux – Alchemisphere Zero 34:09

 

This fifth album from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Samhain in Fall 2012, at 15° Scorpio. This fifth issue completes the first full year of releases, one on all four quarters in 2012. Magick, Music and Ritual 5 brings together 16 tracks by 14 artists with over 2 hours of music which spans 2 physical CDs.

Two parts of this playlist seem to have developed for me a ritual structure, or at least a passage through liminality. The first part is an arrival which is also the departure from normal place and time and the second part is a departure from a place of imagination but also a return to world, having perhaps changed ourselves and world in the meantime. Beginning with a two-part track that develops from a mostly unadorned oud playing a lament and then unfolds in the second track to reveal a heavily processed and altered dirge; thus the circle of the ritual is cast. We move further into liminal place and time with a series of tracks leading deeper into the unknown, offering a self-reflection with mysterious overtones. This is an unfolding descent into a metaphorical and allegorical darkness that paradoxically reveals us to ourselves. The ritual progresses to a lacuna between parts, a space where in ritual one might do a specific working. You may decide each time you listen to take advantage of this place and time between parts to interact with this playlist by enacting your own work here in the space prepared by you and these artists. The second part of the playlist lifts us back through an ascent that returns us, not ourselves the same nor to the same world from which we departed but to see with new eyes a place slightly different than before. We have polished our vessel through travel into the self and have become better prepared to share our specific gifts with the world. Like the long delayed return of Odysseus, we are entering a season of increasing darkness from which light is inevitably liberated.

This cover for this issue was designed and illustrated by Valerie Herron. When I think of the top heaviness of antlers, I actually think of the looming ominous canopy of fall trees in the dark with their skeleton arms and fingers sloughing off leafy skin. I also think of the way that the tree of life looms large above the single point at Malkuth, such a long, tall and precarious spectral ladder to the stars … a place, perhaps, where the dark romance of both old school esotericism and new American Gothic meet.

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.

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.

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

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

Production by John Griogair Bell
Artwork and Design by Valerie Herron
Mastering by SickTanicK of SKR

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

All Creatures

 

All Creatures
(Rodgers/Nuckler)

This tune is Ophwurld’s ode to humanity’s love for the other beings we share our planet with. All creatures great and small. Roger Rodgers played bass and slide guitar, Kevlar played guitar and Kaosillator Pro.

Ophwurld is Roger Rodgers & Kevlar Nuckler teaming up to create Aural Sculpture. They assemble tunes by looping parts of their own spontaneous, instrumental jams using standard and non-standard instrumentation including guitar, bass, slide guitar, toy sound effects, the Korg Kaosillator Pro, and a DJ setup. The recordings were all done in a kind of live multi-track session using foot-petal looping technology. They first record a spontaneous, un-rehearsed jam session, loop the parts they want, then arrange them into a song. Their music captures the live energy of on-the-spot creation and improvisation which gives their music an honest quality found lacking in much of todays hyper-produced music. Primarily instrumentals, their songs range in genre from trip-hop and reggae, to hard rock & roll. They incorporate many different genres in the mix including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Electronica, Blues, Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop. Their music can be described as Experimental Science Fiction Rock, SpaceShip-Hop, & Roots Rocket Reggae, and all of it is very SCI-cadelic!

Follow Ophwurld via
Soundcloud
Facebook
YouTube
and
Anthology Profile

 

 

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