ALLERSEELEN - CHAIRETE DAIMONES
I am honoured to announce the imminent release of Gerhard Hallstatt's new Allerseelen album (available on CD and limited edition cassette) Chairete Daimones on which I deliver vocals for two songs. Ever since I first read Gerhard's Aorta and Ahnstern journals and encountered the technosophical works of Allerseelen some twenty years ago, I have been inspired by his works. With this in mind, it makes me especially glad to now be a part of a new Allerseelen album.
"Chairete Daimones is Ancient Greek for Be Greeted, Demons. These daimons or demons are not the evil spirits that the monotheistic religions pretend to know. In pre-Christian antiquity they are usually good spirits, benevolent powers, closer to the Christian conception of guardian angels that take care of the humans. Chairete Daimones were also the words in an ancient Greek ritual in which wine was spilled into the air, on the earth or also on tombs as a libation, an offer for these demons. This ritual was again celebrated in autumn 1871 when Friedrich Nietzsche with some fellow poets and philosophers drank dark wine late at night. All of them drank just one half. It was the second half. The first half had been spilled as a sacrifice for the demons.
Dear listener: Please enjoy the dark music and poetry of Chairete Daimones with a good glass of dark wine late at night. Decide for yourself if you want to share it with the demons. Feel free to repeat the ancient ritual if you dare - one half of the wine for the demons, one half for you."
Allerseelen CD Chairete Daimones I. UNENDLICHKEIT .I II. ANTHRAZIT .II III. WAS KEINER WAGT .III IV. ANUBIS .IV V. HOBELLIED .V VI. REQUIEM .VI VII. EFEUWEG .VII VIII. LUDWIG .VIII IX. DER NORDISCHE RING DES WISSENDEN .IX X. GLÄSERNE KUGEL (2018) .X XI. AUTDARUTA .XI XII. ANTONIN ARTAUD .XII XIII. CHAIRETE DAIMONES .XIII XIV. NINE MOON KNIFE .XIV XV. KONNERSREUTH (2018) .XV XVI. DÄMONENWEIN .XVI XVII. STREICHHOLZORCHESTER .XVII
Aida de Acosta (composition) XVII
Aima (vocals) II, X
Aki Cederberg (vocals) IX, XIV
Annamaria Bernadette Cristian (cello) X
Estella (vocals) VI, VIII, XII
Eugene Voronovsky (violin, violin arrangements)
XIII, XV Faye R. (vocals) IV
Marcel P. (bass) I - XVII
Thomas Bojden (vocals) XI
Gerhard Hallstatt (Tonkunst, vocals) I - XVI
You can listen to one song from the album with myself on vocals, DER NORDISCHE RING DES WISSENDEN, by listening to episode 24 of the Ultraculture podcast found here.
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