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MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod, Friday, March 25, 8:88pm (aka 9:28) US/Central.

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod, Friday, March 25, 8:88pm (aka 9:28) US/Central

This is a special pre-order listening party for Of Wild Hazel [8 – Track / Fake – Track™] by Blasting Rod and also the first every listening party!

Mirror Moon Ascending

Mirror Moon Ascending [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] (月鏡)
[Written and Arranged by S. Shah/Y. Yasui/Chihiro]

Blasting Rod:
S. Shah スティーブン: guitar/voice/percussion/☿
Yoshihiro Yasui 安井義博: bass guitar/percussion/☿
Chihiro: drums/percussion/♂

Additional Musicians:
Mark Hardy: keyboards

Produced by S. Shah
Executive Producer: Chihiro

Recorded by
Yoshikazu “Dabo” Tanaka for Paradise Kappa
Norihiro Nakamura at Studio Dubreel,
Mark Hardy on Pope John Paul II Drive, Chicago

Mixed and Mastered by Yukito Okazaki at Studio Zen

Shah initiated the work of Blasting Rod in July 2006 e.v., keeping the project active as an improvised collective until it settled into a power trio performing pre-written compositions in 2013 e.v. Three years later Chihiro was consecrated as The Office of Babalon with Shah at the Feast of the Gods, and Blasting Rod’s first limited edition CD was released on their own Low&Slow.Disk label. In 2018 e.v. bassist Yoshihiro Yasui (Crocodile Bambie/Outrage) replaced Shunji Miyoshi who departed to join Japanese metal stalwarts, Crowley. A live CD titled Blasting Rod II was released in the summer of V iv. The group’s first LP, in collaboration with southern California label Glory or Death Records, was released late in Vv. Work is currently underway on a new album projected for release sometime during the year Vvii. Tracks for The Hermetic Library’s Magick, Music, and Ritual 16 have been specially mixed and mastered by Yukito Okazaki (Eternal Elysium) at Studio Zen, Nagoya, Japan from recordings made during sessions for the upcoming album and are heard for the first time on this anthology.

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Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 16

Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the Hermetic Library Anthology Album issued for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii

 

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 2021 anthology album consists of 13 tracks by 11 artists:

  1. Blasting Rod – Mirror Moon Ascending [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] 03:26
  2. David Hunger – Swansong 05:19
  3. Children of Osiris – Hayiel 04:39
  4. Choronzon – Skin Now Breathing For The First Time 05:04
  5. Raava – Cernunnos 03:38
  6. Sun Duel – Caller At The Crossroads 01:30
  7. Black Lesbian Fishermen – A Nice Cup of Dee 05:36
  8. Jake Kobrin – Enochian Call 14:08
  9. Steven Brent – Blue and Gold 03:13
  10. Raava – Vlčí Duše 04:15
  11. Choronzon – Alien and Innocent 03:50
  12. Brian Redfern – The Crown 03:29
  13. Nostril Flair – Moazagoatl 08:06

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the anthology album release for 2021 from the Anthology Project, the 10th year of anthologies, is being released for the 25th anniversary of the December 3, 1996 birthday of the Hermetic Library, with a playlist of 13 tracks by 11 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.

Our cover includes art by P Emerson Williams, which was developed alongside the tracks by Choronzon, for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:vii (2021 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of Atu VII, The Chariot. We also have a total of three alternative covers, included with the album download at Bandcamp, that features additional artwork by P Emerson Williams.

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. Consider becoming a Patron today!

During these plague years, I’m delighted to be able to share this new anthology album. Curating and sharing these is a highlight of my year, and I’m glad to have this album as part of the ongoing anthology cycle that has now lasted for 10 years. Though there’s been changes, and variations, and a lacuna, these have been a constant welcome rhythm through the years for me. Hopefully for others as well, this can provide some joy and comfort that the cycles in our lives continue no matter how rough the road may be along the way.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and more through Open Access Occultism for 25 years. Yes, this is the 25th year, the silver anniversary, of the library!

I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the 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 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.

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Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover art by P Emerson Williams

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This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 is a special alternative release in 2021 just for Patrons and Subscribers of Hermetic Library. This playlist has 10 tracks by 9 artists, with both old and new voices to the project this year, which is the diamond 10th year for anthologies, and the silver 25th year of Hermetic Library!

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 Subscriber and Patron exclusive by Hermetic Library in 2021

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.

Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider becoming a Patron or Subscriber to pick up the digital download of this album and help support the work of the library!

The full tracklist for this exclusive consists of 10 tracks by 9 artists:

  1. Raava – Hagazussa 05:30
  2. Blasting Rod – Wheel Upon the Car of Dragonaut [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] 04:49
  3. Children of Osiris – Poiel 05:18
  4. Brian Redfern – Sufi Taksim 05:24
  5. Choronzon – Great Edifices Dissolved Like Dream Images 19:13
  6. Hairs Abyss – Aesthetic 06:45
  7. Choronzon – Flesh Whirling 04:37
  8. David Hunger – Swarm 11:09
  9. Black Lesbian Fishermen – Asteria 08:00
  10. Steven Brent – Trance, Dance, and Breathwork 30:13

For 2021, in addition to Magick, Music and Ritual 16, due in December, I am releasing this Patron and Subscriber exclusive issue. I asked each participant in the regular anthology issue to also submit something for this this additional release. So with extra gratitude their way, those who were kind enough to submit additional material, here is this special new issue exclusive to Subscribers on Bandcamp and Patrons on Patreon. This, then, is a thank you gift just for those who offer their ongoing support for the library and my work as the librarian, from both myself and these artists.

One more thing: In a new twist, instead of being in no particular order, this is an actual intentional playlist. Furthermore, this playlist is intended to join with Magick, Music and Ritual 16 to form an even larger sequence. However just to make things strange, though this playlist releases prior to MMR16 in 2021, I recommend adding this album after this year’s canonical anthology in the overall order. But, you do you!

To both participants and supporters, I say happy and hearty Thanksgiving day, and, moreover, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and more, through Open Access Occultism for over 25 years.

I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the 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 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.

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Production and Design by John Griogair Bell

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

新譜:2021年11月25日(木)【日本時間17時以後】発売

2021年の神秘主義図書館レーベルの定期購読コンピレーション
https://hermetic.com/anthology/album/this-is-not-an-hermetic-library-anthology-album-3/index

2021年のHermetic Library Label(神秘主義図書館レーベル)発コンピレーション「This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album」vol. 3全10曲入コンピはHermetic Libraryのバンドキャンプを定期購読している人(https://hermeticlibrary.bandcamp.com/subscribe)、Hermetic Libraryのパトロン・メンバー(https://patreon.com/hermeticlibrary)専用となっています。マニアックな神秘主義の趣味でなければ、バンドキャンプはお勧めです。パトロン・メンバーは色々な神秘主義からの出版の知らせや感想文、以前のコンピなどもメンバーになるための寄付する金額を選ぶことができます。

Hermetic Libraryのバンドキャンプ定期購読料は一年契約は米$12(約1,300円、Bandcampアカウント作成必須)。契約は途中解約することができます。ダウンロードでもバンドキャンプ・アプリでストリーミングでも聴ける音源です。ダウンロードの場合、ファイルの種類を選ぶことができます。(mp3, wav, flac,など)そして、以前の定期購読専用コンピもダウンロードも可能です。契約期間は自動的に以降の定期購読コンピも手に入れることができます。(年1回のリリース) 自分の知らない音源を聴けるチャンスです!

Faded Green

 

Faded Green (Viii Hermetic Remaster)
(Shah, Miyoshi, Suzuki)

Originally released on the Low&Slow.Disk, limited edition EP, “Blasting Rod” (BSR-012). Produced by Shah, Miyoshi, Suzuki. Mixed by Yukito Okazaki, Shah, Miyoshi, Suzuki. Engineered and Mastered by Okazaki at Studio ZEN, Nagoya, Japan

S. Shah: guitar/vocal/etc., (Mercury)
Shunji Miyoshi: bass guitar (Sol)
Chihiro Suzuki: drums/percussion (Mars)

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Blasting Rod

Blasting Rod has been active in various guises since July 2006 e.v. The current lineup began performing together in 2013 e.v. when Shah and Chihiro (ex desert rock girls band, Stone Edge) met hermit-like bassist and musical instrument dealer/repairman from the back woods of Toyota City, Shunji Miyoshi (Crowley/ Mee’kawa Heavy Metal Jamboree) at a “Session Day” event where the three were matched up over a period of several months to perform one-off unrehearsed renditions of J.A. Seazer, Flower Traveling Band, Black Sabbath, Primus, The Doors, and so on. After beginning to work together as an improvisational trio later that year, they began to mix Shah’s original compositions with improvisation and assumed the mantle of Blasting Rod in 2014 e.v. In 2016 e.v. Chihiro was consecrated as The Office of Babalon with Shah at the Feast of the Gods, and Blasting Rod’s first limited edition CD was released on their own Low&Slow.Disk label. The trio has since been performing regularly in central Japan, Osaka, and Tokyo.

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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 13

Magick, Music and Ritual 13, the one and only album in 2017, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick Music and Ritual 13 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album 2017

 

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:

  1. Velvawhip – What’s Next 03:31
  2. Blasting Rod – Faded Green 04:30
  3. Black Lesbian Fishermen – To Sic A Goddess 08:48
  4. Scholar – Magick with a K 03:59
  5. Robert Furtkamp – All things hidden and alight 04:37
  6. Nada Baba – Flesh Light 02:38
  7. Akoustik Timbre Frekeuncy – Thee Vision of Dakini 08:19
  8. Shams93 – Tiny Lantern 03:09
  9. Children of Osiris – Marchosias 05:22
  10. Sonick Templars – SONICK 08:04
  11. Skunky Beaumont – Madame Pele 04:48
  12. 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.

Hermetic Library
Anthology Project
Become a Patron

Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover and alternate artwork by Laura Dear

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.