Jul 082010
 
Out Now! – Presented through our new “Eclipse Series” imprint.

SUB LUNA “Awake!” CD (1st Eclipse)
Sub Luna is a Swedish duo formed by Mikael Lindblom (also a live collaborator for Karjalan Sissit) and Fredrik Sooberg. After four years of silence they return with their new album Awake! Their sound has definitely been refined and expands the framework established with their previous album, the double CD “”In The Shade of time”.  On this second album Sub Luna are merging the more traditional elements of the dark folk genre with influences from the world of pop and rock and thus avoid falling into trappings of the genre. Awake! Also symbolically marks the ending of one era and the beginning of another. These are songs of love and hate, nostalgia and progression, magic and loss… songs of protest from the age of nihilism. With a guest vocal appearance by Ann-Mari Thim (Arcana) and Mastering done by Peter Bjargo. Mesmerizing quality Folk Noir brought to you through Cyclic Law’s new “Eclipse Series” imprint.
Edition of 1000 copies in 4 Panel Digipack.
Still Fresh…
ARCANA “The First Era 1995-2002” 4CD Box set (27th Cycle)
Very few bands evoke such awe and inspiration than this Swedish act driven by the now legendary talent of Peter Bjärgö. ARCANA have been pillars and always at the forefront of the so called Neo Classical / Heavenly Voices movement with their poignant, ethereal and medieval inspired music since their very first album, Dark Age Of Reason was released in 1995 on Sweden’s Cold Meat Industry label on which they subsequently released 3 other albums, Cantar De Procella (1997) …The Last Embrace (1998) and Inner Pale Sun (2002) making ARCANA one of the most regarded and praised act on the label. Sorrowful strings, Doomsday horns and trumpets, massive percussion and snares, bells, Dulcimer all interlaced with exquisite Male and Female voices create a quite singular atmosphere of grandeur and of melancholy for times long gone… ARCANA’s music leaves hardly no one indifferent, it’s able to touch and move in ways very few acts have been able to achieve, it’s music is timeless and rediscovering these albums years later certainly proves this…now sold out for some years we are pleased to present these classic albums together in a special format.
This 4CD box set includes the first 4 albums with bonus tracks taken from various compilations and mini albums covering the early days of this unique act. The first 3 albums have also been carefully ReMastered, “Dark Age Of Reason” by Peter Bjärgö and the “Cantar De Procella” and “…The Last Embrace” albums by Frederic Arbour. Limited edition of 2000 copies.
CD1: Dark Age of Reason
Our God Weeps / Angel Of Sorrow / Source Of Light / The Calm Before The Storm / Dark Age Of Reason / Like Statues In The Garden Of Dreaming / The Oath / …For My Love / Serenity / The Song Of Mourning
Bonus Tracks: Eternal Sleep / Spirits of the Past
12 Tracks; 45:10
CD2: Cantar de Procella
The Opening Of The Wound / Chant Of The Awakening / The Song Of Solitude (The Cry Of Isolde) / Void Of Silence / Cantar De Procella / Aeterna Doloris / The Song Of Preparation / God Of The Winds / The Dreams Made Of Sand / Gathering Of The Storm / La Salva De Profundis / The Tree Within
Bonus Track: Emperor of the Sun
13 Tracks; 50:50
CD3: …The Last Embrace
…The Last Embrace / Hymn Of Absolute Deceit / Diadema / Winds Of The Lost Soul / Love Eternal / Repentance / March Of Loss / The Ascending Of A New Dawn
Sono La Salva / Lorica Vite
Bonus Track: Eclipse of the Soul
11 Tracks; 46:00
CD4: Inner Pale Sun
My Cold Sea / Lovelorn / Icons / We Rise Above / Innocent Child / Song Of The Dead Sun / Season Of Thought / Closure
Bonus Track: Body of Sin
9 Tracks 42:30
VISIONS “Summoning The Void” CD (24th Cycle)
Following in the foot steps of the acclaimed “Lapse” album released in 2005, “Summoning The Void” offers a deeper and more refined rendering of previously explored themes. This is unmistakably VISIONS, but a notch above in terms of spaciousness and musicality and there’s an even more profound spirituality transpiring from these tracks. Passages that are more solemn and austere give way to ritualized motifs where voices from the void whisper words beyond words. And then, calm drifts bearing a more aerial and streamlined quality emerge, from which shards of light cut through the massive pitch-black backdrop where a bulging red sun awaits in the distance, endlessly and slowly consuming itself. Beyond that, nothingness. Void. This is the journey where Visions wants to lead us, a world and non-world of infinite proportions, a macrocosmic voyage through the hidden and intangible vastness of all…for we are stardust…
Edition of 1000 copies in A5 foldout cardboard sleeve with embossed lettering.
5 Tracks. Running Time 53:90
SVARTSINN “Elegies For The End” 2CD  (26th Cycle)
The 4th album by Norwegian dark ambient act, Svartsinn, shows a more melodic yet rather obscure side of the artist. 2009 is the 10th year of Svartsinn’s existence and it has inspired Pettersen to try a different approach and to experiment with some new ideas. This new musical journey deals with sadness and melancholy, about not knowing one’s place in this vast and at times uninviting world, how it can become a daily torment to not be able to find one’s reason to exist. And it’s also about finding one’s personal path, finding ways to endure and hopefully transcend these engulfing life challenges.

The Double CD includes a unique collaboration track with Dahlia’s Tear and a 10 years anniversary bonus disc containing exclusive remixes by Triarii, Kammarheit, Letum, Life Toward Twilight, Gustaf Hildebrand, Tenebrious, New Risen Throne, MGriffin, Visions and Hovmod. All acts giving very interesting perspectives on some of Svartsinn’s previously released tracks, making this second disc a very special homage to the singular world of Svartsinn.
Edition of 1000 copies in 8 panel foldout cardboard sleeve.

CD1: 4 Tracks. Running Time 34:36
CD2: 14 Tracks. Running Time 1:11
Upcoming Cyclic Law Releases:

THOLEN “Neuropol” CD (28th Cycle)
PARHELION “tba” CD (29th Cycle)
AUN “Black Pyramid” CD (30th Cycle)
PSYCHOMANTEUM “tba” CD (31st Cycle)
TRIANGULAR ASCENSION “Leviathan Device” CD (32nd Cycle)
Thank you for your time and support,
sincerely,
Frederic
P.O. Box 32078 / Montreal, Qc / H2L 4Y5 / Canada