Mask of Winter
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 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download and is also available as part of the complete music collection 2010-2013.
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 this Fall 2013 anthology album consists of 16 tracks in two parts:
- 0=2 – Dwellers in Silence 05:38
- Yöri Bjartsdottir – Aethyr 03:04
- The Howling Larsons – Mask of Winter 04:31
- Arthur Loves Plastic – Silent Now 04:40
- Yöri Bjartsdottir – North (H3x3n Remix) 03:26
- United Gods – Speculative Speculum IX 2013 04:16
- Dessicant – Return 09:45
- Malifick Satyrino – Facing Destiny 05:25
- Sun Duel – A Ladder 07:00
- 0=2 – Enchanters 05:15
- Radio Free Clear Light – Labyrinth (Remix 2013) 05:04
- idaydream – hand in hand we explore the inferno 03:06
- Twelve Hides – The 57th Step of the Pyramid 07:07
- Antibarbarus – Zum schwarzen Ferkel (Oktober Mix) 04:33
- Radio Free Clear Light – In the Company of the White Rabbit 03:17
- y3mk – Malkunofat 04:32
The ninth issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Samhain in Fall 2013, at 15° Scorpio. This is the final album in the second full year of releases, and completes all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 9 brings together 16 tracks, from new and returning artists, with over an hour of new music in this ongoing series.
The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the fourth of a full series of covers which has spanned the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the upper 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 upper 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 Fall 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.
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.
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.
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.
Production by John Griogair Bell
Artwork and Design by Mustafa al-Laylah
All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.