Yule 2011 / Album
Released: Dec 3rd, 2012
The tracks on this inaugural release of the Hermetic Library Anthology Album are really quite amazing. I have 15 total tracks from 15 artists, over 66 minutes of music, to share with you. This release 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 listened to it nonstop on repeat for a couple of weeks, 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!
As a special incentive for pre-order of the anthology album there was immediate download of “Inner Conversation” by Mahatma Dalí. That 28 minute bonus track was available only as part of the digital pre-release. For those who got in on the pre-order bonus, the combined initial release is a wild 1.5 hour ride through a variety of music from musicians inspired by the Western Esoteric tradition.
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 about these anthology albums 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. The release date for this anthology was Dec 3rd. So, this anthology album release also celebrated the birthday of the Hermetic Library itself. So: Happy Birthday, Hermetic Library!
- Kim Cascone - The Black Flame 02:52
- David Shoemaker - In Space, There Might Be North 03:20
- Mahatma Dalí - Whence Came You 05:40
- Alka - Nether 03:48
- Last Three Lives - Memory 03:26
- Crossways - Invocation of the Kundalini 03:07
- Ego and the Ids - Post-Apocalyptic Ho-down 03:22
- The Moon is a Spaceship - Sweet Revenge of the River Bollo (Part 2) 02:54
- The Contrarian - The Magician 05:11
- NVSBL - NVSBL 04:15
- Whip Angels - Hermes 05:30
- Pandemonaeon - Heart Girt With A Serpent 04:24
- yzzy☥kyzy - 93 02:35
- SickTanicK - Path of Initiation 04:34
- J Simpson - Strange Angels 11:16
Pre-order exclusive track
- Mahatma Dalí - Inner Conversation 28:10
Physical compact disc, mastered by SickTanicK, and professionally pressed, with original design and artwork by John Griogair Bell, the librarian himself.
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. Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project.
This album was released on Dec 3rd to celebrate the birthday of hermetic.com which was Dec 3, 1996. This release date marks the Hermetic Library's 15th year in existence. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.
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.
— John Griogair Bell
Production, Artwork and Design by John Griogair Bell
Mastering by SickTanicK of SKR
Thanks to SickTanicK, Casey Rae-Hunter and Katherine Palakovich for their invaluable advice and feedback.
Dedicated to Minou, for giving me inspiration, motivation and a whole new heart. We may never have made it to Paris, but we'll always have the 30th Aethyr.
All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.
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