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Doomsday

 

Doomsday
(Redfern)

Moody trip hop from a ancient Sumer. A file shockingly close to the modern Midi standard was unearthed, the ancient floppy dusted off and plugged into a modern Linux system and lo and behold this strange tune was reanimated with some command line recompilation and arrangements in the open source moms software to bring this ancient mystery music back to life.

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 10

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album in 2014, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 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 tracklist for the 2014 anthology album consists of 26 tracks by 21 artists in two parts:

Part I

  1. Black Lesbian Fishermen – LIL 05:06
  2. Ophwurld with Alan Sitar Brown – Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse 07:55
  3. Ace of Space – Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos 03:00
  4. Robert Furtkamp – Follow the Moon 04:18
  5. Ex Astra – Aqva Caelestis 09:05
  6. Esperantoland – Vagueness is the Key 02:50
  7. Dave Migman and Audiothrillseeker – These Are Not Tears 03:16
  8. OrosKhaos – The Great Descent 16:55
  9. December Luna – Samhain Set 03:50
  10. frogtoboggan with Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang – Sketch of an Ancestral Dream 03:40
  11. Karyæ – Glad That I Live Am I 04:55
  12. Somnolent – Dreaming Green 04:32
  13. J Flash – Dying Gods 03:44

Part II

  1. MVNIHVD – Silence is Mine 03:14
  2. Shams93 – Doomsday 04:56
  3. December Luna – Kepler 22b 04:06
  4. Ace of Space – Heugh Lighthouse 02:28
  5. Twelve Hides – Ghayat al-Hakim 06:09
  6. Somnolent – Wooden Wombs 06:17
  7. DulT – BlackNature [Dusk] 01:42
  8. Viginti Tres Sæcula – Karthago-Cefalù 05:00
  9. MVNIHVD – Language of Wounds 06:57
  10. United Gods – At the Outer Rim of Xiazhoung 03:13
  11. Salem:1976 – Hymn of the Bog Hag 06:21
  12. Audiothrillseeker – Riding Cygnus 04:54
  13. Dave Migman – The Magnificent Accord 03:54

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album release for 2014 from the Anthology Project, is being released around Autumnal Equinox, Sun in Libra, 2014, with 26 tracks and over 2 hours of music by 21 artists, new and returning voices, and some tracks exclusive to the Hermetic Library and this anthology.

The artwork for this issue was created by Terra Bosart and is an interpretation of Atu 0, the Fool, in Tarot. One way of counting years is to use a cycle of Tarot cards. The current year count is Anno V 0 which can be represented by, and thus can be seen as having correspondence to, a combination of both Atu V, the Hierophant, and Atu 0, the Fool.

In addition to the cover, for the first time, this anthology release includes two bonus images. The first is an illustration that accompanies the OrosKhaos track “The Great Descent”. The second image is a visual word play on “Magick Music Ritual” by Craig Conley, who appears on this release as part of the group Esperantoland. These bonus images are part of the download and are intended to offer an additional surface on which to reflect the feelings and thoughts developed by listening and deepened in relationship to this playlist.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema. 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
Cover artwork by Terra Bosart

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

Ocean of the Elder

 

Ocean of the Elder
(Redfern)

This is a sea shanty style tune, inspired by traditional Irish music, with processed nylon string guitar, and nothing else. I play finger style to create a drone to give it the deep feel of Irish sea music.

I imagine being lost at sea to find one of the harrowing island’s of HP Lovecraft’s imagination. Trying to find fish, one instead stumbles upon the menacing Elder Gods of the Deep.

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

Follow Shams93 via
Soundcloud
Website
and
Anthology Profile

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 8

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download!

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 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 Summer 2013 anthology album consists of 9 tracks with an hour of music:

  1. Dr.Hans – n(y)oŏˈrōsis 03:50
  2. The Gray Field Recordings – Black Dog 02:45
  3. 0=2 – Secret Aeons 09:06
  4. December Luna – Tourniquet 03:06
  5. The Gray Field Recordings – After Fire 01:30
  6. Shams93 – Ocean of the Elder 07:23
  7. AnimaMundi – Elevate 10:02
  8. 0=2 – The Quantum Field 10:33
  9. HOST – Know That I Am 10:33

 

The eighth issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Lughnasadh in Summer 2013, at 15° Leo. This is the penultimate album in the second full year of releases, planned for all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 8 brings together 9 tracks, from new and returning artists, with an hour of music in this ongoing series.

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the third of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower left 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 left 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 Summer 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.

Father of Chaos

 

Father of Chaos
(Redfern)

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant guard.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

Follow Shams93 via
Soundcloud
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

 

 

Mother of Abominations

 

Mother of Abominations
(Redfern)

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant guard.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

Follow Shams93 via
Soundcloud
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.