Now Avaialble: ARCANA “Petrichor” CD (104th Cycle) and ARCANA “The New Light” Reissue CD (105th Cycle)
Petrichor, the strong scent that emerges from earth when rain has fallen. Compiled here are songs from Arcana’s various eps and a gathering of compilation tracks, songs that may have been forgotten, gathered now for the first time as a whole. Throughout the years, the music of Arcana has morphed sonically, through various instrumentations, production techniques and most importantly it’s members. This compendium is another prime example of Arcana’s multiple facets and ethereal sound.
Reissue of this long sold out album, with previously unreleased material and new artwork. A compendium of lost songs from the early years and alternative recordings now spanning over 22 years since the inception of Arcana. Featuring 2 new exclusive bonus material, a unique piece recorded in 2015 featuring original singer Ida Bengtsson and a cover of the song “This Big Hush” by UK band Shriekback. Hear the music evolve from it's groping first steps to the powerfull statement it has become today. Arcana really stands for all things emotionally grandiose and this compendium serves has the perfect testament to a long and refined career.
Edition of 500 copies in 6 panels Digipak with matt lamination. 13 Tracks. Running Time 49:24
Out Now: SVARTSINN “Mørkets Variabler” CD Digibook/Gatefold 2LP/Digital (98th Cycle)
Comes in a unique Limited Edition Hardcover Digibook as well as a Limited Edtion Gatefold Double Vinyl.
Now 8 years since the last full length for Cyclic Law, Norway’s SVARTSINN returns with a new opus, reaffirming his place as one of the world’s premiere Dark Ambient acts. For this album Jan Roger Pettersen is accompanied on some tracks by fellow Norwegian Amund Ulvestad on Cello, providing new elements to Svartsinn’s distinct ominous drones. Mørkets Variabler translates to "Variables Of Darkness" and it is a certain combination of such variables that fuels the urges and need to create the atmospheres translating as Svartsinn. Darkness comes in various shapes and forms and through these new pieces we are plunged into this vast and singular subject, left to our senses to explore it’s subtle meanings and impressions left within ourselves. Presented in a unique Limited Edition Hardcover Digibook as well as a Limited Gatefold Double vinyl. The vinyl version includes an exclusive remix of the track “Echoes Of Silent Cries” by Sweden’s KAMMARHEIT. Artwork by Dehn Sora.
CD Digibook Edition of 500 Copies. Hardcover, 4 panels sleeve with 16 pages Booklet. 7 Tracks. Running Time 63:51
Double Vinyl Edition of 300 Copies. Gatefold Sleeve with printed Inner Sleeves on Black Vinyl. 8 Tracks. Running Time 72:00
We've jsut repressed the highly acclaimed SVARTSINN "Elegies For The End" 2CD (26th Cycle),
now available again in an 8 panel Digipack with matt lamination.
ALTARMANG “Void” CD (99th Cycle)
The debut album of a new musical entity by Pär Boström (KAMMARHEIT) and Kenneth Hansson.
An expanded version of the limited edition cassette released by Hypnagoga Press in late 2016, this new version features two previously unreleased tracks and has been remastered by Frederic Arbour. ALTARMANG offers uniquely intuitive and hypnotic atmospherics through reel-to-reel tape loops and analog tonalities. All infused with herbal alchemy and ceremonial surrendering.
Edition of 500 copies in A5 Gatefold Sleeve. 4 Tracks. Running Time 50:35
SUM OF R “Orga” CD/2LP (97th Cycle)
Switzerland’s Sum Of R led by Reto Mäder (RM74) and accompanied by Fabio Costa create slow moving instrumental sonics with a sensibility for hypnotic and complex song structures. “Orga” is an immersive voyage into a shapeshifting mist of raw-boned melodies and repetitive mantras. The album is a hybrid of ritual drums and eerie percussions, atmospheric analog electronics and epic drones forming a drifting orchestral wall of sound. Darkness, light and its reflections is what emerges from this mysterious aural mist. Cover photography by Milena Kancheva.
CD Edition of 1000 copies (Co-released with Czar Of Revelations). 11 Tracks. Running Time 58:23.
2LP Edition of 500 copies. Thick 180g vinyl in Gatefold sleeve with Bonus CD. LP and Bonus CD includes 2 Extra tracks. 13 Tracks Running Time 71:44.
IURTA "Notes Towards A Mental Breakdown" CD (96th Cycle)
Joint project of Portuguese J. A. (Wolfskin, Karnnos) and A. Coelho (Sektor 304). IURTA is a reflection upon the modern dystopia. Inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard and A. Tarkovski, IURTA’s first full length album deals with the fragmentation of identity, of a mind forged by short-circuited information processes. It is a guided descent into an abstracted insanity, a sonic diary of the verge of mental breakdown through soundscapes built upon cascading drones, harsh textures and minimal sonic oscillations. Neural dark ambient, at times punctuated by a cinematic tone exploring the limits of an inner space.
Edition of 500 copies in a 4-panel matte laminated Digipack. 9 Tracks. Running Time 66:03
TeHÔM "Live Assault" CD (95th Cycle)
Special LIVE audio recording of a unique TeHÔM performance for "The Keep Ambient Lodge" at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. Recorded both through the mixing board as well as from two room microphones to capture glimpses of the live experience. TeHÔM's music recalls visions of ancient cultures, evoked by hypnotic, abstract and organic soundscapes wrapped in ritualistic and esoteric atmospheres from which a primordial flood of Chaos emerges.
Edition of 500 copies in a 4-panel matte laminated Digipack. 1 Track. Running Time 47:32.