The Life and Death of an Unnoticed Shadow

The Life and Death of an Unnoticed Shadow is the first album by Heremtic Library anthology artist Exomène, released recently back in May, and may be of interest.

“In this piece I stuck to the dark ambient cinematic soundscapes I developed with my side…

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Side by Side

Side by side from Dorianne Wotton on Vimeo.

"Side by Side" by Dorianne Wotten, music by Hermetic Library anthology artist Exomène

A teaser of the next A/V performance Exomène and I are setting up.
Enjoy! Any comment will be appreciated :)
I got lost in life. I do not know how or why it happened. But one day I woke up and I was there. Nowhere. It seemed unreal. I liked it. I found myself by my side. “Side by side”.
Many things, if they were real, couldn’t give pleasure. However, they manage to do so through the game of fantasy. Many emotions, even troubling ones, can be a great source of enjoyment.
So, just like a child who plays, we create an imaginary world that we take seriously. We give it large amounts of affects, while we clearly distinguish the reality. But actually, what is real? What is imagination? What if both found themselves “side by side”?
It’s like a waking dream. We mobilize our intuitive, imaginative, creative and contemplative capabilities. We make this dream a mean to access to a paradoxical and illuminated reality. A reality perceived in both its lightness and its infinite absolute strangeness. To end up “side by side”.
Confusion of time, space, colors, identities. Interaction with someone which is nobody else but me. Or my image. Out of my body. “Side by side” …

Teaser de la prochaine performance audiovisuelle que Exomène et moi-même sommes en train de mettre en place.
Je me suis perdue dans la vie. Je ne sais ni comment, ni pourquoi c’est arrivé. Mais un jour je me suis réveillée, et j’étais là. Nulle part. Cela semblait irréel. J’aimais ça. Je me suis retrouvée devant moi. En “face à face”.
Bien des choses, si elles étaient réelles, ne sauraient provoquer de plaisir. Elles y parviennent cependant dans le jeu de la fantaisie.
Bien des émotions, en elles-mêmes troublantes, peuvent devenir une source de jouissance.
Alors tel un enfant qui joue, on se créé un monde imaginaire que l’on prend au sérieux. On le dote de grandes quantités d’affect, tout en le distinguant nettement de la réalité. Mais qu’est-ce qui est réel? Qu’est-ce qui est imaginaire? Et si les deux se retrouvaient “face à face”?
C’est comme dans un rêve éveillé. On mobilise nos capacités intuitives, imaginatives, créatrices, et contemplatives. On fait ainsi de ce rêve un moyen paradoxal d’accès à une réalité illuminée perçue à la fois dans sa légèreté infinie et son étrangeté absolue. Pour se retrouver “face à face”.
Confusion des temps, de l’espace, des couleurs, des identités. Interaction avec soi qui n’est personne d’autre que moi. Ou mon image. Décorporée. “Face à face”…

Migration

Migration
(Exomène)

Migration was originally written for Spoken Worms, a sound and videoscaped spoken poetry project with Dorianne Wotton (video) and Marianne (text). Migration is the depiction of an inner trip where the person experiencing the trip has difficulties to get rid of what confines one into his body. This lack of abandonment endangers the sanity of the tripper when he/she comes close to the edge of him/her-self.

French artist Exomène is a soundsmith and digital apothecary.

A soundsmith because he works sounds like a potter his clay, or a blacksmith his metal: hammering, stretching, twisting sounds until they fit all together into a coherent piece of music.

As a digital apothecary, his approach is quite the same: playing with an abstract material as if it was physical in a more experimental way. The sound in itself is no longer triturated but what generates it is subjected to several techniques: data-bending, generativity, algorithm, glitch…

These two approaches stem from the same mysticism that holds abstract and physical materials are the same thing in different realms.

Follow Exomène via
Website
Soundcloud
Twitter
and
Anthology Profile

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood - The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations - Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department - Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church - Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster - The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade - Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld - All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 - Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna - The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley - Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss - A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth - Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda - Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí - Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène - Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall - Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY - Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper - Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall - Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter - When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD - Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon - The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone - Alchemisphere One 34:02

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.

This Summer 2012 issue of from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album - Magick, Music and Ritual 4

The Summer 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album - Magick, Music and Ritual 4 for immediate download! Physical CDs of this Summer 2012 issue are also available as a pre-order.

Please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project by picking up this release. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Be sure to also check out the previous issues of the Hermetic Library Anthology. Anthology albums are planned for release around cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Fall 2012 anthology album on Sep 15th!)

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood - The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations - Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department - Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church - Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster - The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade - Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld - All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 - Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna - The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley - Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss - A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth - Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda - Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí - Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène - Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall - Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY - Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper - Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall - Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter - When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD - Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon - The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone - Alchemisphere One 34:02

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.

This Summer 2012 issue of from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

R’lyeh

R’lyeh" is a track added by Exomène in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

"Cthuluh fhtagn.
Iä-R’lyeh ! Cthulhu fhtagn ! Iä ! Iä !
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
Iä ! Iä ! Chtulhu fhtagn ! Ph’nglui nglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgahnagl fhtagn.
Malitia vetus / Malitia vetus est… / venit… / tandem venit…
Ya-R’lyeh ! Ya-R’lyeh ! Cthulhu fhtaghn ! Nigurat-Yig ! Yog-Sothoth
Tibi Magnum Innominandum, signa stellarum nigrarum et bufaniformis sadoquae sigillum
Ya-R’lyeh ! Ya-R’lyeh ! Cthulhu fhtaghn ! Nigurat-Yig ! Yog-Sothoth
Malitia vetus / Malitia vetus est… / venit… / tandem venit…
Iä ! Iä ! Chtulhu fhtagn ! Ph’nglui nglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgahnagl fhtagn.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
Iä-R’lyeh ! Cthulhu fhtagn ! Iä ! Iä !
Cthuluh fhtagn.”

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

Cyclical rebirth

Cyclical rebirth from Dorianne Wotton on Vimeo.

Nouveau “spoken worms”, réunissant lecture, vidéo et musique.
Réalisées par un trio Exomène (musique: exomene.com/), Marianne (texte et interprétation: essentialites-marianne.blogspot.com/) et Dorianne Wotton (images), nos trois univers parfois oniriques, inquiétants ou déjantés se croisent, s’emmêlent et se fondent pour créer les spoken worms: pièces audiovisuelles où chaque medium se renforce pour immerger les spectateurs dans leur imaginaire ternaire.
Chaque artiste apporte sa sensibilité, son approche.
Il y a une très grande complémentarité entre chacun des protagonistes de ces créations, et les allers-retours entre l’écriture, la musique et les images sont pour chacun extrêmement stimulants; font de la transposition des mots, des images et de la musique en spectacle une véritable recherche, une création continue.
Les “spoken worms” ont déjà été produits plusieurs fois à Paris et nous sommes à la recherche de nouveaux lieux de diffusion.

New “spoken worms”, involving reading, video and music.
Performed by a trio Exomène (music: exomene.com/), Marianne (text and interpretation: essentialites-marianne.blogspot.com/) and Dorianne Wotton (images), our three dream, disturbing and crazy worlds intersect, tangle and merge to create the spoken worms: audiovisual pieces in which each medium is strengthened to immerse the audience in their imaginary ternary.
Each artist brings his sensitivity, his approach.
There is a high complementarity between the protagonists of these creations. Round trips between writing, music and images are extremely exciting for everyone. They make the transposition of words, pictures and music spectacle in a real research and a perpetual creation.