I am incredibly excited to announce the pre-release availability of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1.
I have been listening to these tracks for over a week now, as I’ve been getting this pre-release ready, and I think you are all in for a treat. These tracks are really quite amazing. I’ve got 16 total tracks from 15 artists, including a two part track as a special pre-order bonus. Including the bonus, this anthology is a wild 1.5 hour ride through a variety of music from musicians inspired by the Western Esoteric tradition. It goes from ambient and atmospheric through some vocals and then starts to hit hard with some rock and rap and then finishes out with a bit of noise to bring it full circle. I’ve been listening to it nonstop on repeat for this whole week, and I haven’t gotten tired of it. I’m really happy with it, and hope you will all like it as much as I do!
Pre-order of the anthology album includes immediate download of “Inner Conversation” by Mahatma Dalí, a 28 minute bonus track available only as part of this digital pre-release in 2 parts, in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released on Dec 3, 2011.
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 pre-release, along with the bonus track. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.
For this pre-release a 28 minute bonus track in two parts, “Inner Conversation” by Mahatma Dalí, is available immediately:
- Mahatma Dalí – Inner Conversation Part 1
- Mahatma Dalí – Inner Conversation Part 2
The full track list for this inaugural anthology album is another 15 tracks by 15 artists, another 66 minutes of fantastic music:
- Kim Cascone – Black Flame
- David Shoemaker – In Space, There Might Be North
- Mahatma Dalí – Whence Came You
- Alka – Nether
- Last Three Lives – Memory
- Crossways – Invocation of the Kundalini
- Ego and the Ids – Post-Apocalyptic Ho-down
- The Moon is a Spaceship – Sweet Revenge of the River Bollo (Part 2)
- The Contrarian – The Magician
- NVSBL – NVSBL
- Whip Angels – Hermes
- Pandemonaeon – Heart Girt With A Serpent
- yzzy☥kyzy – 93
- SickTanicK – Path of Initiation
- J Simpson – Strange Angels
The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. This is an anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. This anthology album will help promote artists to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. It will also further raise awareness about the connection between magick, music, and ritual.
Over the last year, as a project of the library, I have created a group at SoundCloud, the Hermetic Library audio pool, for tracks and artists inspired by or manifesting the Western Esoteric Tradition. With this group I’ve been working to raise awareness that music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. This has been a space for artists to share their music and other audio, as well as connecting artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works with other artists and a larger audience.
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. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.
Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.
Additionally, this album is being released on the birthday of hermetic.com which was Dec 3, 1996. This release date marks the Hermetic Library’s 15th year in existence.
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