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Spontaneous Crowd Generated Music

 

Spontaneous Crowd Generated Music
(Larwick)

This is a completely live (and in no way planned) recording of spontaneous music created by the crowd at our EXIT:LIFE event (on 12/21/2012). After destroying a piano and summoning Kali the creative energy of the room was electrifying. Glass mandalas had been destroyed as well as a piano earlier in the night. There was live ammunition, dead frogs, meat, blood and glass everywhere. The room looked like a warzone.

Out of that chaos came these recordings.

These sounds were made by strangers. Using splinters of wood and the remaining components of our broken piano, it was neither planned for or expected that this might happen. The “musicians” involved did not seem to be in collaboration, nor were they necessarily even acquainted with each other.

From EXIT : LIFE (LIVE RECORDINGS), track released 21 December 2012

Shadowcaster is the collaborative work of many different artists working with the producer, artist and filmmaker known as Aleph.Null. It is the amalgamation of different artistic directions combined with a central focus on occultism, ritual magic and myth. Stage performances are often intense and possibly involve bodily fluids, nudity, or imagery which some may take offense.

Regarding performance as a sacred art sometimes months of preparation is needed meditatively, ritually and physically to fully immerse ourselves into these events. Songs are created specifically for each performance and are intended never to be performed again. Custom tailored interactive multimedia/video is created for each event and can sometimes involve unusual means of production and presentation and is often sound reactive. Other “live” elements are sometimes included.

All music is provided free of charge as often as is possible. Shadowcaster offers hand made reprints of rare occult books for the cost of reproduction and binding at some events as well as other unusual tokens of thanks to those who attend (bones, sacred objects, stones, etc). This is the closest thing to “merchandising” you will find.

Each work is similar to a sand mandala in that it only exists for the length of the event. Nothing remains but the rare recordings which are distributed in limited edition (hand packaged and numbered up to 108). Certain albums/events are provided digitally but never live recorded. One short film does exist depicting part of a live show but key elements of the performance were edited from it as to prevent them from being reproduced and to respect the overall tradition of secrecy which Shadowcaster holds dear. Simply titled The Alchemical Visions of Zosimos, it was recognized by the Denver Underground Film Festival and was awarded “Best Documentary” in 2011.

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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

 

 

Most Powerful Mother

 

Most Powerful Mother
(Larwick)

Shadowcaster is the collaborative work of many different artists working with the producer, artist and filmmaker known as Aleph.Null. It is the amalgamation of different artistic directions combined with a central focus on occultism, ritual magic and myth. Stage performances are often intense and possibly involve bodily fluids, nudity, or imagery which some may take offense.

Regarding performance as a sacred art sometimes months of preparation is needed meditatively, ritually and physically to fully immerse ourselves into these events. Songs are created specifically for each performance and are intended never to be performed again. Custom tailored interactive multimedia/video is created for each event and can sometimes involve unusual means of production and presentation and is often sound reactive. Other “live” elements are sometimes included.

All music is provided free of charge as often as is possible. Shadowcaster offers hand made reprints of rare occult books for the cost of reproduction and binding at some events as well as other unusual tokens of thanks to those who attend (bones, sacred objects, stones, etc). This is the closest thing to “merchandising” you will find.

Each work is similar to a sand mandala in that it only exists for the length of the event. Nothing remains but the rare recordings which are distributed in limited edition (hand packaged and numbered up to 108). Certain albums/events are provided digitally but never live recorded. One short film does exist depicting part of a live show but key elements of the performance were edited from it as to prevent them from being reproduced and to respect the overall tradition of secrecy which Shadowcaster holds dear. Simply titled The Alchemical Visions of Zosimos, it was recognized by the Denver Underground Film Festival and was awarded “Best Documentary” in 2011.

Follow Shadowcaster via
Soundcloud
Bandcamp
Facebook
Website
and
Anthology Profile

 

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.

Gods of Sleep

Gods of Sleep” is a track added by Shadowcaster in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

Taken by Fire

Taken by Fire” is a track added by Shadowcaster in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

Banishings and Beginnings

Banishings and Beginnings” is a track added by Shadowcaster in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

A Virgin Corrupted

A Virgin Corrupted” is a track added by Shadowcaster in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.