I’m very pleased to announce that Three Spirits, the new Xenis Emputae Travelling Band album is now available on cassette from Brave Mysteries.
The album features material from West Kennet Long Barrow, Thurgoland Tunnel, Staups Moor and Littlebeck Woods. The last track of the album, Littlebeck Trisagion, is intended as an aural companion to the chapbook The Mirror of Elicona, published by Hadean Press.
Tracklisting: I. Arc of Difference. II. Hidden Seam & Lode Forde. III. The Great Chord. IV. Edi Beo Thu Heven Quene. V. Littlebeck Trisagion: i. Elicona, ii. Invocation, iii. Almazim.
Who are the ‘three spirits’? Perhaps the spirits alluded to in the music: Elicona, Almazim and the Tutelar of the Place? The titles of tracks I and II are cribbed from David Jones’ rousing call to the genius published under that title. Or perhaps they are the three spirits of those that play on the album: myself, Layla Legard (vocals) and Simon Bradley (cello).
Whoever they may be, I hope the mystery only deepens your appreciation of the music! My heartfelt thanks to Nathaniel Ritter & Clay Ruby for all dedication to putting this out and some other brilliant music in their latest set of cassette releases (which includes material by Steven R. Smith of Hala Strana/ Thuja and Maurizio Bianchi). Many thanks to Nathaniel also for putting together this beautiful video for Arc of Difference:
It’s been an extremely busy couple of months, but more regular transmissions from this blog will resume in June. Until then… !
Will any of the tapes be available in the UK or on digital?
Hi Matt, digital AFAIK won’t be available: not until the tapes have sold out, at least. I’ll have some promo copies, but can’t say whether I’ll have any available to sell. I’m sure some UK distros will carry them, though.
No probs at all – cheers for letting me know. I’ll keep my eyes open on Boomkat, Norman etc. I helped set up and write for (albeit occasionally these days!) http://www.theliminal.co.uk and it’d be good to get something featured on there.
Thanks, Matt… nIce zine, thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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