3 new releases are scheduled for December:
out now is the PARHELION “Midnight Sun” CD (30th Cycle).
And available by Mid December is the THOLEN “Neuropol” CD (28th Cycle) as well as the
SOPHIA “The Collective Works 2000-2003” 4CD set (31st Cycle)
Thank you for your time and support!
NEW RELEASE OUT NOW!
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 spirit 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
SOPHIA “The Collective Works 2000 – 2003” 4CD set (31st Cycle)
We are pleased to present and make available once again some of the most seminial 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 paterns mixed with orchestral arrangements and deep atmospheric passages, which later revelaed to be part of the foundation and inspiration to many of todays contemporary industrial artists. We’ve compiled SOPHIA’s earlier work from the years 2000 till 2003 which saw 3 full lenght 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 edtion of 1000 copies.
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 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.
Limited Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack
8 Tracks. Running Time 70:00
Samples available Soon…
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
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”.
Edition of 1000 copies in 4 Panel Digipack with 8 pages Booklet.
9 Tracks. Running Time 40:40
ARCANA “The First Era” 4CD Boxset (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 1996 on Sweden’s Cold Meat Industry label on which they subsequently released 3 other albums, Cantar De Procella (1997) …The Last Embrace (2000) 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.
4 CDs housed in separate sleeves, 40 pages Booklet relating Arcana’s early days all packaged in a rigid cardboard box.
Limited edition of 2000 copies.
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