Architeuthis Rex and Agarttha. I'll let you do your homework in figuring out how they're related, if you don't know already, simply because I want to focus my attention on the music, which in both cases is out of this world.
Bandcamp, but due to the grand and exquisite artwork and packaging, as well as our support of physical editions, you are also advised to get a copy of the tape - there are only a few left from our friends at Zeitgeists, who released this album.
Agarttha released by King of the Monsters. This is one of the heaviest records I have heard in a long time, echoing the earliest days of Earth, as well as The Doors, The Velvet Underground, Locrian, and a host of other artists. Indeed, this album is an alchemical journey through genres, emotions, and concepts that meld as one unique experience. From the label:
From the backward special theatre of archetypes, AGARTTHA is a
flashing journey into the past dream of a gypsy moth whom powder ferries
the listener into the twists and turns of unconscious among the remote
architectures of black pointed stones and echoes of warmth and light... "A
Water Which Does Not Wet Hands" is inspired by the namesake book of
Sendivogius, a Polish pioneer in alchemical studies and it deals with
the Jungian archetypes, in particular with the apocalyptic dreams and
premonitions of the daughter of Jung friend, an 8 year old child which
dreamed for awhile about death symbols and drew them in a small book
before dying of an improvise and fatal illness.
What I have experienced with this record is that any and all words on it either say too much or too little, and the only way to properly understand the record is to hear it, in a dark room (or perhaps no room at all), and for me personally, in concert with a very loud and very heavy thunderstorm. There is much magic to be found and created here, and I can't recommend this record enough. Create your own dark magik with it, however and wherever you choose. To do that, you'll need to get the LP, featuring artwork from Rainbath Visual, from King of the Monsters.
If you happen to be reading this from Europe, you can get both of these releases together, from the artists themselves at Storm As He Walks. For more info on the artists, click here.