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Labyrinth

 

Labyrinth (Remix 2013)
(Radio Free Clear Light)

Radio Free Clear Light is a collective of artists devoted to experimental, electro-acoustic improvisation music as a collaborative mystical practice. Our approach draws its inspiration from Thelemic and Discordian thought, and other schools of esoteric wisdom. We use digital and analog electronics, found sound sources, vocals and a variable set of traditional musical instruments in an improvisational process that yields results as eerie as they are sublime. Stylistically speaking, our output contains elements of dark ambient, industrial, dub, IDM, minimalism, noise, shamanic and psychedelic musics, drones and free jazz.

Central to our philosophy is that all people are musicians, whether or not they believe themselves to be. It is our intent to create spaces of musical freedom where all people are participants, actively creating the unique and changing soundscape with their presence and sustained attention. In this way, the music created is always site-specific, altered each moment by the environment and musical contributions of the those in attendance.

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One day he noticed a flier advertising for a director of training.
This was, of course, not his first stint in the desert.
By that time he no longer believed in a uniform, absolute time.
“But we cannot possibly ignore certain pathological aspects of the subject,” he wrote.
“I will analyze the actions of men as if it were a question of lines, of planes, and of solids.”

He applied for the job and eventually got it.
He then projected an infinite series of times,
and he postulated that he could get humans
to choose the path he designated.

“Each choice we make feels to us as if it must be unique,” he wrote.
He found a human community nearby
and began to notice that in a growing, dizzying net of divergent choices
a choice could be handled by his intellect as any other object is handled in a lab.
“They came to me to solve problems,” he wrote.
They wanted him to lay bare the causes in which the choice originates.
They didn’t really know what he was doing with the tangled webs of their lives.

In later years, he focused more on mass psychology than on individual intelligence,
on convergent rather than parallel times.
“A deep consideration came upon me”
“It was me,” he wrote. “It was just me all along.”
It was then that he developed a full-blown systematic approach to training,
involving a great network of choices which approached one another.
“I am no such thing as many. I am MYSELF, MYSELF alone. That’s what each of us believes.”

He built three pieces of equipment
each of which forked, broke off, and even became unaware of one another for centuries.
This game eventually became immensely popular
as it embraced all possibilities of time,
all conceivable choices
all possible outcomes.
His name has long been lost but the game persists in the desert
where the lines can almost be seen with the naked eyes.

 

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

 

Enchanters

 

Enchanters
(Phillips)

A track about the secret lives of “spellcasters”.

Since playing with a reel to reel machine back in the 70s I’ve always loved the concept of grabbing sounds and playing with them. My music is experimental, mostly electronic and tends to develop intuitively from an impulse. Occasionally I will have a concept of the meaning of the track when I begin but this may change through the creative process and becomes something else entirely. The best work unfolds as a mystery and it is a wonder as to how it came in to being. In terms of the hermetic traditions I was influenced by the works of Aleister Crowley from the age of about 17 or so. I’m most fond of the books Magick without Tears and The Book of Wisdom or Folly. I took my ‘stage-name’ from the enigmatic equation 0=2. My music tends to come in creative periods that can be separated by several years.

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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

 

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

 

Facing Destiny

 

Facing Destiny
(Satyrino)

This track is a live set using REAPER DAW and Reactable app for Android, a Beringer Xenyx 1202fx 12 channel mixer, Sony ECM-220 Microphone, Akai MPKMini 25 key MIDI controller. I used my voice with special fx (flange reverb and a slight phaser effect) behind the main bassy guitar and bass drum beat (4 on the floor slowed down). I did this in one take (somehow!) and could not believe how much bass I pumped through it!

“Let if flow from you soul, The music makes itself if you let it”

Malifick Satyrino, writer/producer, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, creates music that incorporates genres of trance, industrial and techno mixed to make a very unique sound. Every song sounds completely different from the one before. His music is energized, creative, bouncy, orgasmic and full of high energy beats that never seem to slow down. His music keeps the listener near and his creative juices are seen pouring out continuously without stopping.

Malifick Satyrino creates a sound from his psyche, which flows throughout his body to the instrument, he feels like his music is like a good dream you wake up from. The last sound you hear in your dreams before waking up is the sound that’s important.

Malifick Satyrino is an initiate of Subtlety or Force, a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis, in the Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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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

 

Return

 

Return
(Simpson)

“Return” is a bit of aural witchcraft, an electric seance with voodoo drums and a funky bass line. This is the return of the irrational, the return of the repressed. The darkness is coming.

Dessicant uses analog and electronic devices to conduct sonic rituals, a portable portal into strange, grey realms with twitching blurred outlines. Its like peering into a dirty fishbowl, with a human head in it. Inspired by anyone who has ever aspired to blend magick and art.

“Come Away: but not yr noises” — dessicant, 2013

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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

 

Speculative Spectrum IX 2013

 

Speculative Spectrum IX 2013
(Kecskés/Miklós)

Speculative Speculum is one of the tracks composed for the forthcoming United Gods album. The deep, drone-like, ritualistic dark ambient sounds are combined with a fragmented percussion-loop. The title refers to certain magico-mystical philosophies and theologies and practices, such as the Ishraqi school in Iran, the kabbalistic speculative-gnostic visionary techniques, Enochian magic and hermetic currents in the works of Hegel to name but a few examples. The track was composed by Péter Kecskés and Péter Miklós in 2013.

United Gods was started in 1989 as a performance group, in 1990 we started making industrial-ritual music. In the 1990s the band appeared on several international compilations and did one album Daath. In the new millennium we released a double CD in 2004 Joined to an Angel, our 2005 CD-release Elő-Jelek Omens. With a new line-up since 2010, we did a studio album AER, 2010, a live album Live in Budapest, 2011, and a mini-CD Platon IC, 2012. Our forthcoming release is a hand-painted limited edition minidisc, Pluto MC 2013. Recent compilation appearances include Kalpamantra releases, Vita Ignes — Corpus Lignum and Music for the Rising Sun.

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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

 

North (H3x3n Remix)

 

North (H3x3n Remix)
(Bjartsdottir)

Yöri is a recording artist from Iceland, whose recent EP drew a heavy influence from the esoteric, the unknown.

“I am always hunting for mystery. To me, recording Capsule was like staring into the abyss and having it stare back.”

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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 Silent Now

 

The Silent Now
(Moscatiello/Conley/Stanton)

Arthur Loves Plastic is the tech maven/electronic keyboardist Bev Stanton, who specializes in creating sonic-worlds with breathable atmospheres. Guest chanteuse Lisa Moscatiello has been called a “twice blessed” possessor of magic by Billboard Magazine. Lyricist Craig Conley (a.k.a. Prof. Oddfellow) is a lexicographer of magic words and serves as an eccentric scholar for a variety of major (as well as secretive) publishers.

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THE SILENT NOW
by Craig Conley

Listen to this golden moment
just before the rain.
Hear the leaf that’s gently gliding;
the cardinal’s hushed refrain.

Stand upon this precipice,
the point where language falls away.

Words should be like glass, transparent,
windows seen right through.
Leaving just the poet’s meaning,
were the glass removed.

Here on the horizon’s edge—
the vagueness of destiny.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Listen for the pause in music,
the stillness in the dance.
Calligraphic circled spaces,
emptiness enhanced.

Thread through the needle’s eye,
and sew on ad infinitum.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Pause here long enough to notice,
life is all in jest.
If you refuse to verbalize it,
you can’t be outguessed.

Weave intention with compassion,
a sutra is a stitch in time.

The predicate
and the antecedent are
silently understood.
I’d spell them out
in a wide vocabulary
if words only could.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

 

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

 

Mask of Winter

 

Mask of Winter
(Trench/Loftiss)

The Howling Larsons is a new project from R Loftiss (The Gray Field Recordings, AntiClock Records) & Alan Trench (Temple Music, Orchis, Twelve Thousand Days).

Building on the esoteric acousmatic experimentalism of The Gray Field Recordings and the psych/drone hermetic aesthetic of Temple Music, The Howling Larsons play nouveau occult psychedelia full of twists and whispers, a many layered mycelium of psilocybic delights; sometimes acoustic, sometimes full of electronic sideways glances, and always entrancing.

Their debut album, Fool Of Sound And Furry, has just been released on Reverb Worship. Underground Greek psych mag Wild Things said the album was: “enigmatic but very beautiful … among folk countryside walks, spooky stories, Sufi poetry, magic flight, all in a bright kaleidoscope of mystery but (containing) the house of candy built by the wicked witch in the countryside as a trap for unsuspecting children … There is some connective tissue and an inner logic that simply must be investigated and deciphered … However, if you do not bother much to solve puzzles, the disc for you can be just a magical experience …”

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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

 

Aethyr

 

Aethyr
(Bjartsdottir)

Yöri is a recording artist from Iceland, whose recent EP drew a heavy influence from the esoteric, the unknown.

“I am always hunting for mystery. To me, recording Capsule was like staring into the abyss and having it stare back.”

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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