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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 3

Today the Spring 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology project has been released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 3 for immediate download! Physical CDs of this Spring 2012 issue are also available as a pre-order.

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 check also check out the previous issues of the Hermetic Library Anthology. Anthology albums are planned for release on cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Summer 2012 anthology album, which I’ll post on later today with a deadline of July 15th!)

 

 

The full track list for this Spring 2012 anthology album consists of 10 tracks and 47 minutes of fantastic music:

  1. Modchik – In Sight of my God
  2. Doleful Lions – Underground Werewolf Scribe Agape
  3. Ego and the Ids – Knight in the Abyss
  4. Khan Kurra – Sumeria
  5. Josh Howell – Infinite Mind
  6. Hyle – In and Out of Consensus Reality
  7. LVX1313 & Ikipr – Ω ‏ש‎
  8. Kim Cascone – Metals, Nebulae & Stars
  9. Jersey Petroleum – As The Vessel Burns
  10. Dark Mother Dub – Loa Crisis

 

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.

This Spring 2012 issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released in mid-June. There’s 10 tracks on this anthology album from a number of new and returning artists. This is a playlist that makes me want to dance, makes me want to laugh, makes me want more. It’s got an itch that wants to be scratched, and that’s what Spring is all about. This release starts out with a strong rock beat with a glitchy guitar riff then moves to a moody melody with attitude. From there, an impromptu rap collaboration that leads to a strong electronica beat. A distorted electronica beat accelerates into an extended set of different raw glitched audio energy from several artists. The penultimate track is a fantastically awkward, lyrical and poetic piece that pretty much is exactly everything about how Spring feels to me, and then ultimately full circle to a final catchy and glitchy guitar riff that I think strongly and authoritatively announces an abrupt crossing of the sun into the coming Summer.

There’s a lot of itchy glitchy sounds to this playlist that seem to me just perfect for the feeling of the warm spring sun. You also know this feeling of everything stretching Winter-sore muscles and just aching to start running or climbing through the sudden sunshine. The cover image for this anthology builds on the sequential narrative, the progression from the previous anthology visuals and is meant to evoke the same Spring-like tension developing, an explosive potential just barely managing to hold itself in.

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.

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Saltash

 

Saltash
(Cascone)

Audio derived from various sigils created by Marius Huseby.

Formally trained in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music and the New School in New York City. Founded Silent Records in 1986. Worked on David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Wild at Heart’ as Assistant Music Editor. Sound designer and composer for Thomas Dolby’s company Headspace and head of Content Development for Staccato Systems. Currently traveling Europe as electro-acoustic music performer, lecturer and workshop teacher.

Since 1980, Kim has released over 50 albums of electronic music on Silent, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux, Anechoic and 12k. Cascone has performed with artists such as Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros to name a few.

Cascone founded the .microsound list which focuses on issues concerning post-digital musics and laptop performance and has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Contemporary Music Review, Artbyte Magazine, Parachute Journal and Junk Jet and is on the Board of Advisors for Interference Journal in Dublin Ireland.

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Check out more at The Psychogeographical Commission

 

The full track list for this winter 2012 anthology album consists of 6 tracks by 6 artists, 35 minutes of fantastic music:

  1. T. Thorn Coyle – Hallowed Light
  2. Rev Chloe Kalombinah – Ma Re Ah
  3. The Psychogeographical Commission – The Lost Rivers of London
  4. Kim Cascone – Saltash
  5. Lore Acts – Cimmerian Witness
  6. Leah Bee – Mercy Mother Sri Mix

 

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.

This is the second issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, and is being released on Imbolc in Winter 2012. I have 6 tracks by 6 artists this time around. This playlist starts strong with a track about moving from darkness into light, through an invocation and liberation of the divine feminine that is also a lament about loss, followed by a fantastic new cover of a Coil track. The playlist continues with a bright track but that is followed by some gritty and creepy noise to remind us that the light hasn’t fully returned. After that I, for my part, am glad of a reminder that the days are getting longer, so there is a final track which brings us back to the theme of returning mercy and light. Quite a nice playlist that works well with the season.

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.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 2

Today the Winter 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology has been released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 2 for immediate download!

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.

This issue of the anthology follows closely after Hermetic Library Anthology has been released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 2 which was released for Yule 2011. From here and for the future, anthology albums are planned for release on cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Spring 2012 anthology album, which I’ll post on March 15th with a deadline of April 15th!)

 

Also, I want to make a special limited-time offer to you all as part of celebrating this second issue of the anthology album:

A Threesome for Valentine’s Day

For anyone that orders the physical CD of the first anthology album before Valentine’s Day, I will include the digital downloads of both releases. So, if you pick up the CD of Magick, Music and Ritual 1 you will receive two digital downloads, both Magick, Music and Ritual 1 as well as the brand new Magick, Music and Ritual 2!

So, if you make your move now, you can get the quite gorgeous physical CD of the first issue along with all the digital love together in one big package! And, since the digital downloads are retrieved via two unique codes, you can actually give these codes away as gifts to share the love far and wide! That’s a potential for three gifts with one purchase, and that’s got to be illegal in some states still, right? (Um … *ahem* Yeah. Sorry. Couldn’t be helped. Had to be done.)

 

 

 

The full track list for this winter 2012 anthology album consists of 6 tracks by 6 artists, 35 minutes of fantastic music:

  1. T. Thorn Coyle – Hallowed Light
  2. Rev Chloe Kalombinah – Ma Re Ah
  3. The Psychogeographical Commission – The Lost Rivers of London
  4. Kim Cascone – Saltash
  5. Lore Acts – Cimmerian Witness
  6. Leah Bee – Mercy Mother Sri Mix

 

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.

This is the second issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, and is being released on Imbolc in Winter 2012. I have 6 tracks by 6 artists this time around. This playlist starts strong with a track about moving from darkness into light, through an invocation and liberation of the divine feminine that is also a lament about loss, followed by a fantastic new cover of a Coil track. The playlist continues with a bright track but that is followed by some gritty and creepy noise to remind us that the light hasn’t fully returned. After that I, for my part, am glad of a reminder that the days are getting longer, so there is a final track which brings us back to the theme of returning mercy and light. Quite a nice playlist that works well with the season.

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.

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Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

The Black Flame

 

The Black Flame
(Cascone)

“The Black Flame” is a supernal soundtrack from a video created by Kim and Kathleen Cascone commissioned by Storung in Barcelona

Formally trained in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music and the New School in New York City. Founded Silent Records in 1986. Worked on David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Wild at Heart’ as Assistant Music Editor. Sound designer and composer for Thomas Dolby’s company Headspace and head of Content Development for Staccato Systems. Currently traveling Europe as electro-acoustic music performer, lecturer and workshop teacher.

Since 1980, Kim has released over 50 albums of electronic music on Silent, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux, Anechoic and 12k. Cascone has performed with artists such as Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros to name a few.

Cascone founded the .microsound list which focuses on issues concerning post-digital musics and laptop performance and has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Contemporary Music Review, Artbyte Magazine, Parachute Journal and Junk Jet and is on the Board of Advisors for Interference Journal in Dublin Ireland.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Cascone

 

Also, check out “KIM CASCONE: The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates) (Monotype Records)” a recent review of Kim Cascone’s work.

 

 

The full track list for this inaugural anthology album consists of 15 tracks by 15 artists, 66 minutes of fantastic music:

  1. Kim Cascone – Black Flame
  2. David Shoemaker – In Space, There Might Be North
  3. Mahatma Dalí – Whence Came You
  4. Alka – Nether
  5. Last Three Lives – Memory
  6. Crossways – Invocation of the Kundalini
  7. Ego and the Ids – Post-Apocalyptic Ho-down
  8. The Moon is a Spaceship – Sweet Revenge of the River Bollo (Part 2)
  9. The Contrarian – The Magician
  10. NVSBL – NVSBL
  11. Whip Angels – Hermes
  12. Pandemonaeon – Heart Girt With A Serpent
  13. yzzy☥kyzy – 93
  14. SickTanicK – Path of Initiation
  15. 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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Hermetic Library blog
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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1 is now available for immediate download!

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.

Also, back on Dec 3rd 1996 the domain hermetic.com was registered. Today is Dec 3rd. So, this anthology album is being released today in order to also celebrate the birthday of the Hermetic Library itself. So: Happy Birthday, Hermetic Library!

 

 

The full track list for this inaugural anthology album consists of 15 tracks by 15 artists, 66 minutes of fantastic music:

  1. Kim Cascone – Black Flame
  2. David Shoemaker – In Space, There Might Be North
  3. Mahatma Dalí – Whence Came You
  4. Alka – Nether
  5. Last Three Lives – Memory
  6. Crossways – Invocation of the Kundalini
  7. Ego and the Ids – Post-Apocalyptic Ho-down
  8. The Moon is a Spaceship – Sweet Revenge of the River Bollo (Part 2)
  9. The Contrarian – The Magician
  10. NVSBL – NVSBL
  11. Whip Angels – Hermes
  12. Pandemonaeon – Heart Girt With A Serpent
  13. yzzy☥kyzy – 93
  14. SickTanicK – Path of Initiation
  15. 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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Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

Last few hours to grab the pre-release bonus track along with The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1

I’ve previously announced the pre-release availability of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1 and in just a few more hours … this will finally be released into the world!

While that’s incredibly exciting for me, and I’ve been waiting impatiently to finally share the entire anthology with everyone, I want to mention once again that only pre-orders of the anthology album include immediate download of “Inner Conversation” by Mahatma Dalí. This is a 28 minute incentive track available as part of this digital pre-release in 2 parts, in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. This extra material really works well when added together with the entire album, but will neither be included in downloads once the whole thing is released nor will it appear on physical CDs of the anthology. So, if you’re looking to grab that, it’s time to get on that before it is too late!

Either way, whether you do decide to preorder the anthology or pick it up when it releases, please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

As a reminder, you can read the original announcement at Pre-release of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1 or head directly over to the anthology itself at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1.

 

 

Two new physical CD packages added to the pre-release of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1

I recently announced the pre-release of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1, and have just added two new options for those looking to also have a physical CD of the anthology.

The first option is to pre-order a “Compact Disc + Digital Album” and the second is “Compact Disc + T-Shirt + Digital Album”. Both include a CD professionally mastered by SickTanicK, and professionally pressed, with original cover and insert artwork by me, John Griogair Bell, the librarian.

Ordering the compact disc includes the full digital album, of which the two part pre-release bonus track is immediately available. People who pre-order the anthology will be sent an email when the album releases so they can download the entire set.

The t-shirt that is available is one of the fitted American Apparel men’s t-shirt with the Hermetic Library logo, made of ultra-fine, combed ring-spun cotton, that gets softer with each washing. These shirts are cut small, so size up for a looser fit.

 

 

Pre-release of The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 1

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:

  1. Mahatma Dalí – Inner Conversation Part 1
  2. 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:

  1. Kim Cascone – Black Flame
  2. David Shoemaker – In Space, There Might Be North
  3. Mahatma Dalí – Whence Came You
  4. Alka – Nether
  5. Last Three Lives – Memory
  6. Crossways – Invocation of the Kundalini
  7. Ego and the Ids – Post-Apocalyptic Ho-down
  8. The Moon is a Spaceship – Sweet Revenge of the River Bollo (Part 2)
  9. The Contrarian – The Magician
  10. NVSBL – NVSBL
  11. Whip Angels – Hermes
  12. Pandemonaeon – Heart Girt With A Serpent
  13. yzzy☥kyzy – 93
  14. SickTanicK – Path of Initiation
  15. 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.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool