Greater Feast of Prince, died April 21, 2016 at Chanhassen, Minnesota
Greater Feast of Umberto Eco, died February 19, 2016 at Milan, Italy
Greater Feast of David Bowie, died January 10, 2016 at Manhattan, New York
Greater Feast of Carrie Fisher, died December 27, 2016 at Los Angeles, California
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 2017 anthology album consists of 12 tracks by 12 artists:
- Velvawhip – What’s Next 03:31
- Blasting Rod – Faded Green 04:30
- Black Lesbian Fishermen – To Sic A Goddess 08:48
- Scholar – Magick with a K 03:59
- Robert Furtkamp – All things hidden and alight 04:37
- Nada Baba – Flesh Light 02:38
- Akoustik Timbre Frekeuncy – Thee Vision of Dakini 08:19
- Shams93 – Tiny Lantern 03:09
- Children of Osiris – Marchosias 05:22
- Sonick Templars – SONICK 08:04
- Skunky Beaumont – Madame Pele 04:48
- Sun Duel – For the Convening of a Sexual Congress 10:04
Magick, Music and Ritual 13, the one and only album release for 2017 from the Anthology Project, is being released for the anniversary of the December birthday of the Hermetic Library, with 12 tracks by 12 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.
Our cover includes the image “Graces”, as well as an alternate cover featuring the image “Snow”, by Laura Dear for this surreal current year in the Thelemic Calendar, Anno V:iii (2017 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of the Atu III, The Empress.
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.
The best way to add this anthology, as well as previous releases and future Hermetic Library albums, to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon. New Patrons receive a gratis download code for a previous anthology release of their choice in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive. Further, active Patrons also receive an additional gratis download code for every new release as they become available. Patrons as of this release will have had the opportunity to receive at least two full anthology albums from the collection, and more in the future, as well as helping to support the Anthology Project and the work of the library. Consider becoming a Patron today!
As this thirteenth Anthology Album from the Anthology Project joins its illustrious fellows, Hermetic Library begins its third decade online.
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. The site itself was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. I encourage you to check out Hermetic Library and everything in the collection there, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you.
Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover and alternate artwork by Laura Dear
All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.
Greater Feast of Leonard Cohen, died November 7, 2016 at Los Angeles, California
Will You Take Me All The Way
The Implicit Order is not involved in any wave, stream, genre or scene. I/O started in 1989 as a Mail Art project and by the early 1990’s it developed into a full time musical project incorporating many of the Industrial/Experimental ideas of the late 1970’s, 1980’s and beyond. The band always tried to inject a sense of the Occult, humor and an off-kilter view into the image and recordings. The Implicit Order was active in the Cassette Culture of the 1990’s up to 2001. In 2002 the band took a break from recording and resumed in 2008. Some labels of note that I/O has appeared on: Wholeness Recordings, AIN23, Phantasma Disques, Classwar Karaoke, Vuzh Music, SuRRism Phonoethics, Black Circle Records, Clinical Archives, EE Tapes, Cohort Records
(Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat)
This is a solemn dedication to a dear beloved sister who quietly passed away in 2016 after a long illness. Also to the people involved in her palliative care, her family and friends who helped her on her journey. The distance between us never stopped us talking to each other about what was happening to her, we made check lists, issued directions, recalled the happy and sad events in our lives. I learned new things and re-learned things I’d forgotten about. On my visits we packed books and art works to be given away, added to those check lists, made food from our youth, reminisced some more, I became the artist’s assistant and we walked on shorelines and footpaths of her favourite places without fuss or complications. These simple things were her signals of reassurance.
Discontent is unavailable …
One man wave of cinematic electronica from Northumbria. Has so far produced five full length albums.
Whatever it means to Ace of Space it means capturing the moment, just like taking a photograph or snapshot, in musical terms. These eclectic collections are a mixture of old school electronica and guitar instrumentals and atmospheric soundtrack work.
Around the Strophalos
Around the Strophalos is the opening track of my recent debut EP Pagan Anthology. Thematically it is inspired by a fantastic cross between blues history and the ancient Hecate’s worship. Some year ago, I fantasized if in that famous mythical episode in the history of blues, bluesman Robert Johnson hadn’t sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads but, instead, invoked Hecate, Greek goddess of the crossroads. With this fantasy in mind, I lit a candle in the darkness of my home studio and, on a drum loop, I began to improvise the melody that would become this track. Its title comes from a fragment of the Chaldean Oracles. My friend Leonardo Reyes has recorded some guitar parts.
Utopia Eleison is a project by Israel Ortega (Caracas, Venezuela) who started on the grounds of prog and classic rock to later embrace electronic, ambient and world music. Today he is making computer-based music inspired by both multiple musical genres daily frequents and his love for books and literature. With his moniker Synth Avesta, he is also producing a more electronic/pop-oriented music.
Written by Kim Logan
Produced + Engineered by Brett Orrison
Recorded at Century Recordings in Dripping Springs TX
Kim Logan (vocals, electric guitar)
Ricky Dover Jr. (electric guitar)
Gyasi Heus (electric guitar) Cody Reid (electric bass)
Amaia Agirre (keys)
Houston Mathews (drums)
Brendan Lazar (percussion)
Kim Logan arose from the swamps and beaches of Sarasota, Florida after a decade in the opera industry, to write songs and make records in Nashville.
With her education from the Berklee College of Music, and years of the kind of hands-on learning you can only get in honky-tonks and on highways, Kim flexes her artistic muscles in every medium of art possible. In addition to the release of her debut self-titled album, Kim has penned published poetry and essays, consulted on and served as muse for a fashion designers and vintage curators, and collaborated with everyone from filmmakers, to burlesque and hoop dancers, to portrait artists, in interdisciplinary displays of performance art.
The second oeuvre of Kim’s work will be released in late Summer 2016. The first two chapters are produced and developed by the formidable sonic wizards Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), and Brett Orrison (The Black Angels). Kim continues to innovate, reinvent, and create from nothing. Kim is also an ensemble/comprimario singer with the Nashville Opera company, and can be seen in productions throughout their festival season.
A classic, craftsman’s songwriting sensibility, paired with sonic homage to each unique sub-genre in history which has influenced her, makes for Kim’s gap-bridging, line-blurring, time-traveling sound.