Jan 182012

Cyclic Law Newsletter – January 2012


We’re glad to at last present the reissues of the first 2 KARJALAN SISSIT albums!
Both housed in tall gatefold formats with bonus tracks.

Also, we’re now taking pre-orders for the upcoming MULM “The End Of Greatness” CD (40th Cycle), a superb joint venture featuring Norwegians Northaunt, Avsky and Taphephobia.


Out Now!

KARJALAN SISSIT “Karjalan Sissit” CD / Digital (36th Cycle)
The 2001 debut album by the legendary Karjalan Sissit, originally released on Cold Spring, is now available again with completely redesigned artwork and 2 additional tracks. This gem laid the foundations of Karjalan’s unique sound of massive orchestral arrangements and pounding percussion. A bombastic yet solemn album that laid the ground for a whole scene with it’s hard hitting Martial / Industrial anthems. We’re honored to present once again this lost classic celebrating Karjalan Sissit’s 10th year anniversary.
Edition of 500 copies in A5 Gatefold Sleeve. 12 Tracks. Running Time 47:40

Out Now!

KARJALAN SISSIT “Miserere” CD (37th Cycle)
Re issue of the second album by Karjalan Sissit, originally release in 2002 on CMI, with completely redesigned artwork and 2 additional tracks. A close follow up to their 2001 self tilted debut. Blending unsettling string arrangements and ambient passages with thundering percussion and screeching vocal passages, this second installment in the Karjalan Sissit discography definitely deserves to be made available again and be rediscovered. Hate, humor and disintegration really have established themselves as the essential elements fueling this unique project.
Edition of 500 copies in A5 Gatefold Sleeve. 11 Tracks. Running Time 49:30


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MULM “The End of Greatness” CD (40th Cycle)
“The End of Greatness” combines the talents of 3 of Norway’s most respected Ambient acts, namely Northaunt, Avsky and Taphephobia. After a few years of collaborative work, we are presented with a very special joint project, where each members brought their own approach to atmospheric sound creation into a cohesive, mesmerizing whole. Each drawing inspiration from personal experiences to present their common view of the world, these observations were instinctively translated in the form of 6 dreamy and utterly bleak ambient compositions where guitar drones merge flawlessly with abstract soundscapes, all with a distinctive northern touch. The music comes accompanied by a carefully chosen collection of monochrome photographs giving a glimpse into a seemingly depopulated world, where some are still searching yet where all seems lost.
Edition of 500 copies in gatefold textured digi sleeve with 12 pages booklet. 6 Tracks.
Running Time 48:50

Recent Releases

PETER BJÄRGÖ “The Architecture Of Melancholy” CD (41st Cycle)
Peter Bjärgö, the man behind the now legendary groups ARCANA and SOPHIA is back with his second solo album. On his first solo release “A wave of Bitterness”, we got a glimpse into the mind of a thoughtful person. Now this new release, “The Architecture Of Melancholy”, we are sent onto a journey to the darkest depths of Peter’s mind and thoughts. Melancholy was once a disease, a mental statement of chronic depression, we are now facing this illness again around the world and this album is a real journey with the melancholic mind. Titles like Bitteresque, Apathy and The Death Of Our Sun give us an idea of the aural voyage ahead. The delicate blend of soft guitars, engulfing dark ambient and the sheer power of Peter’s voice make this album a shining diamond among stones. Hope is all that is left…
Edition of 700 copies in 8 panel digipack. 7 Tracks. Running Time 40:30


THERRADAEMON “Den Mørke Munnens Språk” CD (39th Cycle)
“Den mørke munnens språk”, translating to “Language of the dark mouth” is a new aural venture from Hærleif Langas (Northaunt), and definitely his most massive and ominous dark ambient project to date. Designed to open beneath you as a trapdoor, the 4 mammoth tracks on this first album are a reflection of a more sinister side of the psyche made from deep ambient structures and constantly evolving drones. Atmospheric and slowly moving it taps into the hidden maelstrom of the mind.
Edition of 500 copies. In gatefold Hub pack. 4 Tracks. Running Time 57:00