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Know That I Am

 

Know That I Am
(Jenkins)

From album Null Pointer released May 27, 2013

HOST is a ritualistic noise act from the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Formed in 2009 by Nathan Jenkins (ex-The Amenta) as a tool to explore the modern mysteries without the baggage and superstition of the Old Aeon.

Late 2012 saw the release of Implant available as a free download

In early 2013, a work entitled Evolution was released. This work embraces the Host ethos of progression over stagnation. This work utilises new technologies to allow live data to compose audio. Programmed by Host, this work uses live financial, social and meteorological data to generate a unique wall of sound for each visitor.

The most recent work Null Pointer was released May 27, 2013. Host will be joining The Amenta and Ruins as part of the Flesh is Heir tour to bring this work to Sydney and Melbourne in July.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

The Quantum Field

 

The Quantum Field
(Phillips)

A quantum journey in 4 parts that explores the interconnected nature of all things.

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 and 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 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Elevate

 

Elevate
(AnimaMundi)

“Elevate” is based on a cycle of consonance and dissonance and the union of the two.

AnimaMundi recently came into existence as an outlet for my long interest in drones and the psychologically transformative possibilities of electronic sounds.

The sounds used in most compositions are generally purely electronic in origin, although samples and recordings often make their way in also. The arranging process is usually improvised when all of the elements are in place. Very little editing takes place after this point.

The main objective is to find new mappings between sound and emotional/perceptual processes. In this sense, intellectual analysis is completely rejected in favour of direct experience.

I have always viewed art, including music, as the creation of ritual objects, and the awareness of this is the main driving force of my output.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Ocean of the Elder

 

Ocean of the Elder
(Redfern)

This is a sea shanty style tune, inspired by traditional Irish music, with processed nylon string guitar, and nothing else. I play finger style to create a drone to give it the deep feel of Irish sea music.

I imagine being lost at sea to find one of the harrowing island’s of HP Lovecraft’s imagination. Trying to find fish, one instead stumbles upon the menacing Elder Gods of the Deep.

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Tourniquet

 

Tourniquet
(Price)

This is an original piece composed and performed by Rose Price, December Luna Music, and will appear on the 2nd December Luna album Children of the Mystics which is due to be released later in 2013.

December Luna Music is a musical project created by Jessica Rose Price, violist and composer/arranger. Rose has fourteen years of musical experience and exposure, starting with viola lessons from Professor Paul Windt of Muhlenburgh College in Pennsylvania. She received private vocal instruction from Lunda Cornelius, for five years, and was also involved with Pennsylvania Youth Theater in dance and theater. She graduated from the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts High School in Pennsylvania and was a violist for the Young People’s Philharmonic & Moravian College Orchestra; she then went on to be the second chair violist for the Richmond Philharmonic in Virginia.

In the beginning of 2011, Rose was the violist and assistant recording producer of Gypsy Cat Project, a guitar/viola duo who performed in Tucson and Las Vegas. By June she started her solo music career, began composing, and tutoring viola students. Rose performed at many nightlife hot spots in Tucson, including People’s Imports, La Cocina, The Hut, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and at the Fox Theater with the Civic Orchestra. She also was a special guest on The Duke and Cat Show- Access Tucson, and The Breakfast Club hosted by BSceneLive. Her unforgettable viola playing & vocals have been heard alongside several other bands, including Dr. Meatpie, Cinder Bridge, Top Dead Center, Heaven’s Gators, and One Heartbeat. Pagan Radio Network in California, CauldronFM in the UK, and No Label AZ Radio, circulate air time for Rose’s original songs. December Luna Music has performed at Jimmy’s Place, Allentown, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Whitehall, PA and with the Moravian College Orchestra. Recently her demo version of “The Golden Rule” was featured on the Hermetic Library’s Magick Music and Ritual 4. December Luna Music was also featured on Emmaus Patch’s Band of the Week. Currently Rose is performing with the East Stroudsburg University Orchestra, the HeartStrings Viola Ensemble, and the acoustic band, The Price is Rice. The second December Luna Music album, Children of the Mystics, will also be released in 2013.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Secret Aeons

 

Secret Aeons
(Phillips)

This piece is inspired by the idea of a secret history of humanity and the Earth — golden ages many moons ago that are now reflected through the works of alternative researchers, wordsmiths and artists. The concept also reflects the deep seated yearning to return to a holistic state of being in these days of increasing separatism and trans-humanism.

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 and 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 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Black Dog

 

Black Dog
(Loftiss)

“Black Dog” was inspired by a reoccurring dream in which I turn into a black dog and race wildly through the woods and fields at dawn.

Let loose by R. Loftiss

The Gray Field Recordings was formed by R. Loftiss, who creates music with a wide range of instruments … potentially anything that makes a sound. She is world-weary and tired and believes that in the end talking animals will lead us home by the light of the moon.

She is often joined, on albums and live performances, by violist David Salim and violinist Justin Jones. The latest Gray Field Recordings album, “Nature Desires Nature”, features the talents of Alan Trench (Orchis, Twelve Thousand Days, Temple Music) Frank Suchomel (Inalonelyplace, Language of Light), and Mike Seed (The Chasms).

She has appeared on several compilations including Gold Leaf Branches (Foxglove/Digitalis) and Lead into Gold (Rebis Records).

R. has collaborated with a number of artists including Language of Light, Eyes of Wood, Ctephin, Anvil Salute, frogtoboggan, Spagirus, Techix, Inalonelyplace, Cousin Silas, Mike Seed, and Temple Music. Her newest band, with Alan Trench, is Howling Larsons.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

n(y)oŏˈrōsis

 

n(y)oŏˈrōsis
(Thompson)

Dr.Hans, from the UK, is the manifestation of the darkest recesses of your mind. It is the clawing entity. Dr.Hans is its signal processor. Some pieces are devised as creative explorations of instrumentation and environments of gnosis. The goal of the ‘scape’ which it produces it to turn mechanical ideas of aural perception into an ethereal space I can reside in emotively, usually in a darker catharsis. Many of my tracks include sigil launches and the listener must take responsibility in the contextual use of this music. I create dark albums that warp your being, but they are followed with an E.P, or antidote. You will find Dr.Hans in the fog, you may call it ‘keket’.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
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Magick, Music and Ritual 8 artwork and design

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the third, and penultimate, of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower left quadrant from the full set of covers this year which can be combined to make a larger image, a collectable poster that combines the elements of all four seasons. The lower left quadrant, in this case, being related to a position on the wheel of the year and the typical correspondences between this time of year, this Summer season, and various things associated such as magical weapon, element, zodiac, cherub and so on. Mustafa has done a great job in combining various correspondences into a compelling and interesting image for this cover, and we can all look forward to seeing the whole image revealed through the rest of the year.

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

 

“This is part of a series of covers for 2013 EV which can be put together in the form of a quadripartite mandala signifying a variation of the classic “Wheel of the Year”. Each of these offerings contains elements of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim symbolism as a means of addressing the fact that each of the Abrahamic traditions has been affected/used by Hermeticism and/or the Western Esoteric Tradition, and, conversely, that each of these faiths in turn has also been affected by the magical or occult practitioners within its own ranks.

The Islamic tiles for instance were picked in order to communicate a vibrancy and motion to the piece with its harmoniously structured patterning while throughout the image is embedded the texture of various types of woods which imparts notions of stability and organicity.

A spectral wash of color (as in “related to the colors of the rainbow”, but also perhaps denoting a supernatural component) has been overlaid on the cover and set to a very low opacity. This in part refers to the Atziluthic root of color as used in the “King Scale” and is a technique I’ve used often even though the results are extremely subtle.

Also, the zodiacal bestiary that relates to the cardinal signs (and thus the solstices and equinoxes) will be included on each. In this instance the goat for Capricorn. Additionally, each cover will include (set into some object) a magical weapon appropriate to the element of the sign involved. In [Winter] the disk with a radiant Earth Hexagram is embedded into a wooden door. The Spring edition will have a Wand, the Summer – a Cup, and Fall the dagger/sword.” [via]

 

Mustafa al-Laylah (Fr. NRSYH) is an experimental, ceremonial magician who has lived in and loved the city of Dallas since the late eighties. Since that time he has colluded with a number of unusual groups that have been instrumental in shaping the cultural underground of that city. Some of these include the Hot Tub Mystery Religion, the Ordo Templi Orientis, the Illuminates of the Order of Thanateros, the Holy Moorish Orthodox Church of America, the Hazy Daze Collectif, and the Invisible College of Esoteric Disc Jockeys to name a few. He currently serves as the master of Bubastis Oasis and member of the Baphomet Rose+Croix Chapter (OTO-USGL), an ordained and active priest of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, as well as a co-founder of the Khalwat-i-Khidr Lodge of the Moorish Orthodox Church of America/Moorish League. It is advisable that you should avoid prolonged contact with him if you value an overdeveloped sense of self-importance or have any suspiciously good-looking friends.

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Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8