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David Hunger - Swarm

from This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 by The Hermetic Library

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Swarm was played and recorded live as part of a group ritual performance designed to summon Beelzebub, or some aspect thereof. It didn't work, so far as I am aware, but there were some interesting side effects. A bit bold and careless, I know, but I was younger then - I wouldn't do it now. Listening to the track in isolation should have no effect, harmful or otherwise, on the listener, but you never know. It was played on an electric guitar sent through a Digitek Digital Signal Processor, set to 1.8 seconds delay. The ritual took place in 1999.

Recorded in mono and at 44.1kHz.

Music is the auditory manifestation of something much bigger, something Other, the true nature of which is impossible to divine from its appearance on this plane as a feeble morse-code of pitch and duration. Too huge to hear, constrained by the limits of language, it is trying to say much more than our current vocabulary allows. My development as a practitioner has led me to use Music as a Gnostic tool with which to divine its true nature - the Secret Identity of Music - an ongoing task for over thirty years.

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from This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3, released November 25, 2021


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