Cyclic Law Newsletter – November 2011
2 New Releases Out Now!
NEW RISEN THRONE “Loneliness Of Hidden Structures” CD / Digital (38th Cycle)
Edition of 1000 copies. Enhanced CD with a special Video Clip of the track New Risen Throne (I), comes in a 4 panel A5 folder.
THERRADAEMON “Den Morke Munnens Sprak” CD / Digital (39th Cycle)
|PSYCHOMANTEUM “Oneironaut” CD / Digital
Cyclic Law is proud to bring forth another new comer to it’s roster, this time with US duo PSYCHOMANTEUM’s debut “Oneironaut”. The album is a sonic portrayal of dreams tainted with the beauty of melancholia and mystery, based on various dream structures and esoteric emotions of it’s creators. Carefully manipulated field recordings layered with dense melodic drones, processed guitars and keyboards form the foundation of this body of work. The concept of the dream traveler is the main focal point behind each piece, serving as an orbital center which feeds energy and emotion into all encompassed works. A travelogue of otherworldly proportions, where the search for one’s self leads you into the abyss of the soul. Relinquish consciousness and let the subconscious speak…
The album’s unique visual artwork was carefully channelled by the legendary Kati Astraeir.
Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack
8 Tracks. Running time; 60:00
|TRIANGULAR ASCENSION “Leviathan Device” CD / Digital
Triangular Ascension is the debut album by Venezuela’s Federico Agreda and a much welcomed addition to the Cyclic Law Roster. Taking inspiration from Thomas Hobbes book “Leviathan”, the album aims to depict the inner nightmare of the reality of mankind, ever dwelling in fear and self-destruction. Upon activation of the “Device”, the water once used by the Elohim to create life, rages over the lands cleansing the planet from every living creature that crawls the soil, concluding in a post-apocalyptic requiem sung by the leviathans themselves. The music translates into a carefully crafted work full of cinematic drones of ruthless atmospheric power, destined to make Triangular Ascension a name to be reckoned with.
Edition of 1000 copies in 4 panel Digipack.
9 Tracks. Running Time 59:40
|SVARTSINN “Of Darkness And Re-Creation” CD / Digital
First in a series of collaborations between Cyclic Law and Ewers Tonkunst, this is a re-issue of the long sold out second Svartsinn album from the year 2003. “Of Darkness And Re-Creation” is a “collection of stories based on heavy mind struggles, emotional complicity or elegies which either leads to emptiness or dark places for a re-creation of the self image. Darkness is all around us or inside each and every one of us, let1s not fear it.. Prosper in darkness…” (from the original edition release notes). Maybe the most hopeless and desperate music ever done by Svartsinn’s mastermind’s Jan Roger Pettersen, it is definitely one of the classical works from this “new” generation of dark ambient artists that were gathered around Cyclic Law in the first decade of 2000. This edition has completely new artwork and new mastering, it is limited to 500 copies and comes in a stylish monochrome mini LP-like cover with inner sleeve, both with silkscreened elements.
8 Tracks. Running time; 49:33
|NORTHAUNT “The Ominous Silence” CD
(32nd Cycle) Reissue
Second in a series of collaborations between Cyclic Law and Ewers Tonkunstis also a re-issue of a long sold out dark ambient milestone – the debut Northaunt album which first saw the daylight back in 2001 on Polish label Fluttering Dragon. “The Ominous Silence” is more musical album than its followers, with a lot of piano, guitar and synth melodic parts like in the classical tracks “De Sorte Trær” and “Pain Is Better”, but the typical Northaunt elegiac melancholy and dark gloomy nordic ambient soundscapes are already here. This edition has completely new artwork, new mastering and a bonus track, it is limited to 470 copies and comes in a stylish monochrome mini LP-like embossed cover with inner sleeve and three inserts. 10 Tracks. Running time; 60.00