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A Ladder

 

A Ladder
(Triefenbach/Day)

From the forthcoming album Between Dragons. Copyright 2013 Universal Love Upload.

Sun Duel is an open-ended esoteric musical project of the Universal Love Upload, creating inspirational sounds for use by its members as well as the general public.

Over-arching thematic concerns include an existential examination of Self in its processes, such as the nature of Time as biological function and social construct, “Otherness” in gender and sexuality, and the co-opting of public spaces as sites of trance and transgression. We emerge in works of instability and hybridity. Through storytelling and the performative application of ceremonial and archetypal signifiers, we confront and inhabit Mystery, Cruelty, Joy, and the Uncanny.

This structuring of duration on site is achieved through theatricality, prayer/ focused intention, and the internalization of collage processes so that the resulting sounds, images and actions come to function somewhat as marks on a map, and the primacy of individual works is subsumed into conceptual clusters to be read in whole or in part- a system in continual growth and collapse.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 9, the Fall 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 9

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 9

Magick, Music and Ritual 9, the Fall 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download and is also available as part of the complete music collection 2010-2013.

Magick, Music and Ritual 9, the Fall 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 tracklist for this Fall 2013 anthology album consists of 16 tracks in two parts:

Part I

  1. 0=2 – Dwellers in Silence 05:38
  2. Yöri Bjartsdottir – Aethyr 03:04
  3. The Howling Larsons – Mask of Winter 04:31
  4. Arthur Loves Plastic – Silent Now 04:40
  5. Yöri Bjartsdottir – North (H3x3n Remix) 03:26
  6. United Gods – Speculative Speculum IX 2013 04:16
  7. Dessicant – Return 09:45
  8. Malifick Satyrino – Facing Destiny 05:25
  9. Sun Duel – A Ladder 07:00

Part II

  1. 0=2 – Enchanters 05:15
  2. Radio Free Clear Light – Labyrinth (Remix 2013) 05:04
  3. idaydream – hand in hand we explore the inferno 03:06
  4. Twelve Hides – The 57th Step of the Pyramid 07:07
  5. Antibarbarus – Zum schwarzen Ferkel (Oktober Mix) 04:33
  6. Radio Free Clear Light – In the Company of the White Rabbit 03:17
  7. y3mk – Malkunofat 04:32

 

The ninth issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Samhain in Fall 2013, at 15° Scorpio. This is the final album in the second full year of releases, and completes all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 9 brings together 16 tracks, from new and returning artists, with over an hour of new music in this ongoing series.

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the fourth of a full series of covers which has spanned the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the upper 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 upper 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 Fall 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.