Preternatural Emanations-Winter Solstice 2020

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Second release note for this Winter Solstice. Now something darker and dreamy.

Oupire is a sonic collaboration between Dafydd Roberts & Johann Wlight, inspired by book artist Graeme Hobbs’s re-working of Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 vampire novella ‘Carmilla’; weaving skeins of extended spectral folk decay. These preternatural emanations realised first at last Winter Solstice 2018 sessions and recorded in the dank shallows of Ceredigion pre-empt Wlight/Roberts’ Coil-esque Llanerch The Trees. Oupire is to be released in a micro edition early 2021. Fuller details of its manifestation will come…

Video taster with abstracted soundpath by Johann Wlight.

Subscribers get 15% off all physical merch, instant access to digital editions and copies of the tape/booklet series. I’ll be hitching the subscription up in the New Year, so now is a great time to subscribe!

Kitchen Fire

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Impromptu live ‘narrowcast’

After last week’s Ysbrydnos, I thought I’d have a go at running something myself. Direct to tape improvised/exploration. Fun to do (live). Another is likely. It has some moments, takes a fair while to ‘do’ anything, a case of analysis paralysis and is very drone based, some wayward chaos blesses proceedings in the later moments…during the stream my mouse died so I went to look for a battery, I’ll aim to do one again, probably without any visuals and a bit shorter-although it may be tempting to run all night…! I’d be happy for positive nudges or comments. First comments last night included some from porn spamming auto bot which had to be deleted, so barring that kind of comment, what do you think? Is YT live better/worse than Fb live? Stream to both simultaneously? A friend suggested narrowcast as the right term for this and I like it too.

The Shining Pyramid at The British Music Collection

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The recent screenings for Ysbrydnos :: Hallowmas are now stored at the British Music Collection. I think they’re still live on Sound and Music’s Facebook/YouTube site-and if you go there do leave comments. Please check the videos out and if you are curious about the artists be sure to follow their links.  There is much great work therein! https://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/article/ysbrydnoshallowmas-shining-pyramid

There are 15 or so tape/booklets left, so if you fancy one hurry over to Bandcamp-once they’re gone that’s it!

Next outing is…The Surface of Past Time.  Sign-up via Bandcamp to ensure you get details.

 

Raffle Tonight-Special One off Lathecut 31.10.20

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Fancy an ultra limited edition translucent lathe cut 10”. ? Enter The Shining Pyramid raffle 🙂 The record draws together fragments of Y Pedair Cainc y Mabinogi, Druidism, sonified Ogham script, antiquated Brythonic poetry, Mayan cosmography and more! This recording is not available digitally nor will it be!
 
 
Plans for the raffle are this. During the Youtube premiere streaming from Sound and Music, mark in a comment using the hashtag or word #Annwfn the answer to the poser below. I’ll draw a winner from the correct comments and aim to announce this live tonight during the intermission….
 
The poser is this…in the Youtube promo for tonight I blatantly bowdlerize 2 films….name at least one of them….here is the video again
 

The Shining Pyramid is released!

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Essays about the Welsh literary occulture of Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys, Thomas Vaughan & more accompany a full colour Maltese cross encased cassette, limited to 50 with new hermetic sound from: Embla Quickbeam, Facing the Ocean (founder members of the Oroonies), Tristan Rhys Williams, John Harvey, Leona Jones & itdreamedtome, presented in handsewn booklet on Medieval laid paper, with original line art illustration by Brian Lucas (Angel Archer/Old Million Eye), a letterpress cover and letterpress card token, a button badge and digital 12 page supplementary photo/text/links pdf.

Includes unlimited streaming of The Shining Pyramid via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

shipping out on or around October 31, 2020
edition of 50

 

Llanerch The Trees AND subscription only tape series

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For anyone interested in the upcoming Llanerch The Trees release; I have just received the booklets and WOW, they feel great. I shall be selling these with tape only (and your DL code) for £15 per copy postage paid in the UK -overseas will be additional-DM me if you have not already. There will only be 30 of these…

I am toying with the idea of setting up a subscription series for the tapes/booklets series-is this something that you would be interested in?

There are a few reasons for this idea. It would give me a litmus test of who wants these peculiar things, to reach and engage with you directly, and know where you are in the world-curious as well as to provide some additional income for future planned releases.

I was thinking of something like £25 per annum, which would give you 1 tape/booklet, and a subsequent percentage- eg.10-15% off all other new and archival releases.

What is coming? After Llanerch The Trees there will be: The Shining Pyramid booklet and multi artist tape, with essays on Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys and Welsh occulture imagined in sound; The Surface of Past Time multi artist tape and booklet (think horse magic spiralling out through psychogeography Welsh natural philosophy the imaginal and arcane), In A Strange Garden- a Listen to the Voice of Fire collection of live recordings from the last few years, a release with Andrew Leslie Hooker and of course the third instalment of the Unland project.

So, please let me know your thoughts on the proposed subscription series. You can reply here or directly. I know I am not there, is the cost okay, too much-too little! is the value weak, or do you prefer just digital. And what would you like to get out of a subscription series. I am open to ideas and contributions.

Kind regards

Dafydd

Supranature field research

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I hope you’re doing okay. Several exciting release and streaming events in the pipeline. But before them, I wanted to give you a heads-up on micro edition tape & booklet that we’re releasing at Autumn Equinox.

A West Wales supranatural field research project, expect skeins of lament through veils of incorporeal utterance. A limited edition of only 30 cassettes with handsewn & letter press on recycled medieval laid paper booklet detailing the research project, second in the unland/annwfn series, and available on the Listen to the Voice of Fire imprint, Llanerch The Trees brings together two spectral entities known as itdreamedtome and blodeuedd.

I’m expecting proofs back in the next week or so and I will be taking pre-orders soon after. The initial draft looks. feels and sounds lovely, a treat that will vanish into the ether.

Good Newes from Now(here)

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