Firmament is a Progressive/Alternative Rock from Canton, Ohio with Eric Carbenia, Alex Herstine, Matt Spradling, and Brandon Carbenia.
Manifestations of the Outer Gods
“Manifestations Of The Outer Gods” explores and oscillates between Lovecraftian and ritual magickal dimensions; where harmony between these two dimensions is obtained, a new form of ritual invocation manifests itself.
“Whatever” is the first song released from the Firmament EP The Slow Progression From One End of the Spectrum to the Other, which is a concept EP of philosophical musings on subjects like hierarchy, depersonalization, hermetic gender and similar systems that the universe has in place as an organizational system … We break these down, and tell aesthetic-based stories that demonstrate this kind of interaction as we work our way through the truthfulness or truth-lessness of this kind of thought. Conceptually, it’s very experimental … It’s us working through this imperative human question in a way that reveals that life is really a “round” event, and not a linear one. Likewise, the set of songs here is pretty sonically experimental. We did a lot of playing around with frequencies generated by magnets, by fields that we made with different things (such as walkie-talkies and a tape recorder) and everyday objects placed into the music. The music also gets pretty experimental with its rhythmic and harmonic aspects, as an extension of things that we’ve seen other bands do with in the progressive rock genre.
“Whatever” came inspired through sessions of meditation and focus upon these subjects, and relates a cognitive dissonance that seems inherent in the theme of depersonalization.
Recorded 2015 by Firmament at rapnapnap studios, and Ecignificance studios (Drums).
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