Oct 222014
 
Cyclic Law Newsletter – October 21 2014
2 new titles now available!
DESIDERII MARGINIS “Hypnosis” 2CD (71st Cycle)
“Hypnosis” is the eight full length album by the long established and widely acclaimed swedish dark ambient artist Johan Levin. This new opus is a massive 2CD release! A truly dark orchestration of the subconscious levels of the human psyche as it reveals itself through our dreams. As one could expect from Johan Levin’s undeniable craftsmanship, this is an engrossing and carefully crafted work. It’s major focus and intent was to convey the intricate details and strong emotions of dreams and nightmares that were submitted by friends and fans, as well as those of Johan himself. With a strong narrative and a distinct progression from surreal melancholy to feverish fear this album is an intense odyssey through the ever fascinating subconscious mind.
Edition of 500 copies in 8 panel Digipack. Running Time 1:48
PHURPA “The Magic Rituals Of The BON Tradition” CD/DVD (69th Cycle)
It is with great honour that we present new material from one of Russia’s most enigmatic act, PHURPA. Lead by Alexey Tegin since 2003, PHURPA has gained wide recognition and praise for their truly unique performances and eerie rendering of the ritual chants of the pre-Buddhist BON tradition of Tibet. Their musical ensemble is solely based around ritual Tibetan instruments. The main traditional feature of such an ensemble is the mantra chanting, a unique overtone chanting called “rgyud-skad”, or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singer’s transmogrification during the so-called “chanting meditation”. PHURPA’s rendering of this special use of the most primordial of instruments, the voice, is quite simply mesmerizing. Deep low tones and overtones, all tuned to a perfect pitch, carry one to unchartered realms. These chants are accentuated by the clattering of traditional drums, bells, gongs and various horns. Powerful, massive, penetrating and definitely unique are what PHURPA’s organic aural meditations could be described as.
This new album is accompanied by a separate DVD of a live performance in Moscow. Giving the opportunity to witness their ritual magic in it’s intended form.
Edition of 500 copies in 6 panel Sleeve.
CD Running Time 48:00. DVD Running Time 35:15