Apr 062011
 

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Cyclic Law Newsletter – April 2011

2 RE-ISSUES NOW AVAILABLE

KAMMARHEIT “The Starwheel” CD (12th Cycle)
Back In Stock in New, Remastered, Digipack version!
The first 30 customers will receive a bonus Poster, originally available with the first pressing!

Reissue of Kammarheit’s long deleated second album wich has become a true classic in the Dark Ambient spheres.The Starwheel offers us an eloquent, more profound and highly personal album. The deeply serene drones and melancholic soundscapes are as always the main focus, but this time Pär Boström introduces an engulfing spiritual depth to his soundscapes. Here is a new glimpse of the world of Kammarheit, here’s the second meditation.
2nd edition of 1000 copies in 4 panel Digipack, Remastered.
8 Tracks. Running time; 46:06

 

KAMMARHEIT “Asleep And Well Hidden” CD (3rd Cycle)
Back In Stock in it’s original cardborad version!

Now back in stock, the first “official” cd from this now well known Swedish master of Dark Ambient soundscapes. After a streak of cdrs and an apperance on the Nord Ambient Alliance compilation CD, Kammarheit offers us a unique album of tortured sonic landscapes taking us on an unsetteling journey through darkened dreams. Homogeneous dark ambiences combined with serene drones and put together as a shadowy collection of dreamy, melancholic soundscapes, Kammarheit forms images of long lost ruins, barren lands and gigantic, rumbling machines. “Asleep and well hidden” was created as a tool for dreamers, a place to flee to when the outside world comes too close…
Third Repress of 500 copies come in original 6 panel textured cardboard sleeve.
6 Tracks. Running time; 40:31


LATEST RELEASE

TRIANGULAR ASCENSION “Leviathan Device” CD (34th Cycle)
Triangular Ascension is the debut album by Venezuela’s Frederico 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


UPCOMING RELEASES

Pre-Order Now!

PSYCHOMANTEUM “Oneironaut” CD (33rd Cycle)
Available April 15 2011



Also Available soon:
VORTEX “Rockdrill” CD (35th Cycle)
NEW RISEN THRONE “Loneliness Of Hidden Structures” CD (38th Cycle)

Reissues:

KARJALAN SISSIT “s/t” CD (36th Cycle)
KARJALAN SISSIT “Miserere” CD (37th Cycle)

Recent Releases

SVARTSINN “Of Darkness And Re-Creation” CD (5th Cycle)
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

THOLEN “Neuropol” CD (28th Cycle)
After his acclaimed first album “Sternklang”, THOLEN now offers us his new album “Neuropol”. Neuropol is the name of a fictional city where bleak scenarios of a post-apocalyptic world are painted. A society divided in two distinct classes populates this contaminated place, a lethargic mass of working slaves on the surface trapped in vast industrial landscapes and the elite underground, who direct their doings while gaining power from rituals for the church of Miro. This is a time of imminent change and possible revolution, since the slaves gathered spiritual power for resistance. This album reveals the darkest corners of these subterranean temples, deadly industrial complexes  and hostile slums, where those enslaved are in search of spiritual 
salvation from mass control and misery . A roadmap of the winding paths of the oppression of flesh and spirit. Come to learn about the beauty of impending decay. Come to Neuropol. The music follows in the foot steps of his previous album with deep, multilayered ambient passages of unworldly proportions.
Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack.
8 Tracks. Running Time 68:00 

SOPHIA “The Collective Works 2000 – 2003” 4CD set (31st Cycle)
We are pleased to present and make available once again some of the most seminal and marking Industrial albums of the last decade. Formed in 2000 by Peter Bjärgö of ARCANA fame as a need to explore a Harsher sonic terrain, SOPHIA was to become a very singular mix of pounding Martial like drum patterns mixed with orchestral arrangements and deep atmospheric passages, which later revealed to be part of the foundation and inspiration to many of today’s contemporary industrial artists. We’ve compiled SOPHIA’s earlier work from the years 2000 till 2003 which saw 3 full length albums and 3 eps released over a 3 year period. Included in this unique 4CD set is the albums Sigillum Militum, Herbstwerk, Spite as well as the Aus Der Welt, The Seduction Of Madness and Death Dumb And Blind eps, the whole is housed in a 6 panel A5 fold out cover with an 8 page booklet. This is the chance to be introduced to this very unique act or to rediscover these long out of print classics.
Limited edition of 1000 copies.

PARHELION “Midnight Sun” CD (30th Cycle)
Canada’s Parhelion first full length album “Midnight Sun” is collection of sonic reflections on the natural geography and harsh climate of the arctic terrain. Perhaps more so, it is also a meditation on the sacred quality of this mysterious land and man’s relationship to it. Inspired both by the physical beauty as well as the mystic sirit which shrouds the northern landscapes, the album is the culmination of several years of studio experimentation and sound exploration. Blending guitar drones, icy synth pads and environmental sounds, “Midnight Sun” attempts to convey the solemn spirit of awe and reverence for the great white north through the use of sound and texture.
Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack.
12 Tracks. Running Time 60:00

AUN “Black Pyramid” CD (29th Cycle)
Continuing on the foundations laid with the acclaimed 2009 album Motorsleep, AUN are further blurring the line where earth and space intersect with the ominous floating monolith “Black Pyramid”. Casting a new shadow, the seven tracks that make up Black Pyramid are loosely inspired by the worlds created by visionary french artist Enki Bilal. While still dealing in dark matter, the twisted guitar and electronics mutations find the duo at their most melodic, luminous and accessible yet, but in the world of AUN there is always a very fine line between light and darkness. AUN’s singular psychedelic ambient drones laid on Black Pyramid definitely marks this release as some of their best work yet, and this says a lot about the power of this new album given their prolific and highly praised discography.
Edition of 1000 copies In 4 Panel Digipack
7 Tracks, Running Time: 48:00