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PANdemic II (The Emergence)

PANdemic II (The Emergence) ft Ashley Apollodor
(Nuckler/Apollodor)

This one starts out as an ambient, spacey hand pan drum groove and morphs into a huge experimental dance jam featuring the sweet vocals of Ashley Apollodor.

Kevlar Nuckler is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer known mostly for his guitar work and vocals in Mars Cantina and Ophwurld and bass and vocals with George Orwell Experience. This is his solo recording project.

Kevlar Nuckler produced and performed all guitar and keyboard parts and incorporated Ashley Apollodor’s accapella piece discovered on SampleSwap.

Dialog:
Everything around me became suddenly unreal
Everything around me became suddenly unreal
as if in a dream unreal as if in a dream

Do you feel it?

With my purple pill
With my purple pill
With my purple pill I’m never alone

Do you? Do you feel it?

Your Heart At Mind By Ashley Apollodor:

Breathe in the air 5x

Breathe the air
Feel the energy is there
Expand your mind to see the light
I promise that this is only in the night
Let go of your thoughts
Listen to your heart
It’s the key to what’s within
Not everything’s a sin
You know what’s right
Don’t be so tight
Just do your life
With your heart at mind
All the time

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Dalgus

Dalgus
(Rance)

My name is Marc, I first encountered esoteric ideas when I was 15 years old in a book called The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish, It was not until I was 17 that I was introduced to the ideas in the Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley (especially The Tarot and Animism) . I am now 45 and have related to various esoterica through music, art and personal practice during the intervening time. From Psychic TV and Coil to The shamen and Goa Trance via Throbbing gristle and everything in the Rave scene from the late eighties onwards. It seems impossible to fill this space with all my influences from the world of musick.

My process to create starts with words, I use keywords and expressions around an intention and cut up the ideas until they give birth to something that intuitively feels correct. I then paint the assemblage of language into a montage of symbolic images and colours. After this I charge the image through acoustic percussion and mantra (traditional or otherwise). Once I have obtained communication with my project and entered into a contract with it I move to my PC maintaining the state of trance and interaction in order to assemble a sonic tapestry of samples and sounds that reflect or are guided and informed to be representations of my communion with my work, I then edit and restructure. (Though not always) The sound has to be a reality of the contract/contact those are the terms and conditions.

I compose sound under three names Wolven Angel (Inspired by T.A.Z), M.A.R. and Children of Osiris, These personas/conditions/constructs serve different attitudes of purpose in order to guide certain aspects of my projects. Each set of conditions forms a set of temporary expressions recorded.

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Black Plate

Black Plate
(Glöomy/Harrison)

Hairs Abyss is C. GlöOmy (Feral Copse, MK Ultraterrestrial Broadcasting, Coma Kult) and Paul Harrison (Expose Your Eyes, Egone, Smell and Quim, Feral Copse).

Dystopian electronics ranging from eerie static transmissions to nightmarish synth squall.

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.PTSD

.PTSD
(Martian)

From the album Tullatristar.

Dustin Martian is an art producer and emotional provocateur. They say, “Crowley & magick has been such a tremendous part of my life since I discovered my favorite poem ‘The Wizard Way’ when I was a teenager. I’ve been practicing for 22+ years now and know the lack of subtly magick has when it wants to show you in waking life that it works.”

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Mask of Sanity

Mask of Sanity
(Weaver)

Mask of Sanity is about learning to distance yourself from people who expect to be your cure, and essentially about embracing your faults and darkness before allowing someone else to tell you what you should be doing with your life.

Vocals/Lyrics/Sequencer: Aly-X
Bass: Baron Karl Von Kalamitus
Keyboard: Luna Valentinus
Production: Leon Xero

I feel the air grow close around
so thick that I can’t see
I bet you hardly know me now, it’s not what I claim to be
I like awake here feeling my agitation taking hold
my wordless thoughts are reeling
I’m left to wonder what I know
I don’t know what’s trapped inside of me
but I won’t ever rest if I don’t greet it
I can’t face the world as who I used to be
can’t quite shake the feeling that they see in me
the voice I hide away
I feel the air grow close around
so thick that I can’t see
I bet you hardly know me now, it’s not what I claim to be
I have lost my vision
I have lost my fire
now it’s just division
did my soul expire?
I’m tired of feeling empty
when I’m with the crowd
and I can see right through you
you won’t be why I’m found
and I can tell you when the mask lifts
the visage of normalcy removed
most of the characters I counted on
their loyalty’s easily disproved
I won’t be dissuaded
I’m living this taboo
and I won’t try to sway you
I’d rather cut you loose
I feel the air grow close around,
so thick that I can’t breath
and I can see right through you now
don’t pretend you love me

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LAShTAL

LAShTAL
(Beckett/Spencer-Lewis/Bond/Stewart)

LAShTAL is created exclusively for the Hermetic Library. It is a tribute to the pioneers of Thelemic Music, Graham Bond and Diane Stewart. It is composed by Richard Beckett and Digby Spencer-Lewis, Graham Bond and Diane Stewart and produced by Jabulon. It interpolates Graham Bond and Diane Stewart’s Atlantean Call, from Graham Bond, Holy Magick, Vertigo 1970.

People of Pan = Hermetic Musick Drama. The ancient river valleys of Eastern England. Whispered tales of the Old Gods. Freakout, psychedelic transmissions projecting 12th century troubadours into 1970s military facilities. The Birth of Tomorrow.

People of Pan are brought together by elusive Norfolk (UK)-based producer Jabulon. Aeons worth of musical obsessions coagulate into a post-modern reality implosion. People of Pan = inclusive and welcome collaborations and mashups through their SoundCloud portal.

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Hunters Meadow

Hunters Meadow
(Nolan)

A neighborhood street leads to a revery

Mighty Joe Nolan is an intermedia artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. His diverse practice includes photography, multimedia paintings, public radio poetry broadcasts, live performances, musical releases, public art projects, and his critical writing about art and film. He’s the author of Nowville: The Secret History of Nashville, Tennessee’s Contemporary Art Scene, coming soon from Vanderbilt University Press.

Lyrics

Let’s go down to Hunters Meadow where the grass is growing tall
And you dream away your daydreams ’til you got no dreams at all
And you tangle in the thorns. And you bramble through the briar
And you’re buried where you’re born, ’cause you’re married to the fire

Let’s go down
Let’s go down
Let’s go down

Let’s go down to Hunters Meadow where the stag stands near the stream
And you see that rainbow shimmer between the glimmer and the gleam
And you hear that red fox running by the fenceline through the fog
You can hear the horses coming. You can hear the dogs.

Let’s go down
Let’s go down
Let’s go down

Let’s go down to Hunters Meadow where the maid stands with her mare
And all the daylight’s rivaled by their matching golden hair
And they eat the silver apples where the moon has come undone
And when the day’s begun they ride as one into the rising sun

Let’s go down
Let’s go down
Let’s go down

Words and Music by Joe Nolan
Vocals and guitar by Joe Nolan
Additional instruments and vocals by Andrew Adkins
Engineered, Produced and Mastered by Andrew Adkins

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The Towers

The Towers
(Redfern)

The song is called The Towers, and imagines being in the head of the hanged man as he fell from the burning tower those last seconds before the slam into the pavement.

Brian Redfern 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.

Brian’s music 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 his music.

Brian previously participated under the performance name Shams93.

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Invocation of Gwyn ap Nudd

Invocation of Gwyn ap Nudd
(Bardenoir)

“Ad regem Eumenidium et reginam eius: Gwynn ap Nwdd qui es ultra in silvis pro amore concubine tue permitte nos venire domum.” It is with these words as they appear in a 14th century manuscript that the Welsh soothsayers ask the King of the Fairies for the right to enter his domain. This musical setting of this ancient charm is intended to reiterate this request and will perhaps allow the listener to have access to the same privilege.

Ambient project by French musician Merle Bardenoir, Glamourie updates its meaning of ‘enchantment’ through a sound exploration of magical themes such as witchcraft, fairylore or medieval legends.

The use of hammered dulcimer, alto flute or traditional percussion transformed live by effects units gives Glamourie an organic aspect drawing its sources from psychedelic folk, minimalism, experimental electronic and early music.

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