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EXCLUSIVE: New Track from Abre Ojos' New Album, "Gates", Streaming now!

Abre Ojos is a mechanical beast, portrayed through the Occult sense of Creation through divine Will. It is the inanimate object brought to life, by the use of machinery and human expression reflecting a futuristic yet modern world that was first imagined, then created. Technology is a magical act, and when we see the Occult and myth through this lens, much of it can begin to make sense. Our imagination through the years led to what only a hundred years ago would have been seen as magical, and now is the every day world in which we live. If you don’t believe that we are not able to read peoples thoughts, just go on any website such as Twitter or Facebook where random thoughts are said with little to no discretion.

As a rhythmic pounding sound begins, Falling Suns, Dying Stars leaves the world black. It is certain, a journey has begun, and what is about to happen will never be forgotten nor remembered. The music mainly consists of a droning electronic noise, which increases in volume and depth then dissipates. Vocals shatter the chaotic sounds, portraying the beast within the machine. This vicious monster manipulates the sounds until they reach a level of tension that is about to snap. It’s mechanical in an organic way, somewhere between life and death, past and future. Archaic as any esoteric truth, yet existing in realms not yet reached by humans. Gates is the entryway into another dimension, harsh noises over a constant hum. These multilayered pieces are quite chaotic, while at the same time never relying on simply creating dissonance. A digital world circulates, fragments of The Knowing of Truth, coming together to form a sound that is chaotic and controlled at the same time. It is in this paradox that Abre Ojos thrives.

When it is all said and done, the difference between what is organic and digital will dissipate into an archaic memory of other humans, humans which for all intents purposes were essentially a completely different creature. The recognition that we live in a modern age leaves us laying naked on some distant hillside, cold and shivering yet sweating at the same time. The Light on Our Foreheads from the rising sun reveals where the path leads. The Gates Are Open, so Take Your Place amongst the new Gods of wires and circuits.”

Excerpt from Gates review by Patrick Bertlein/Heathen Harvest



Santa Barbara-based experimental label imprint, Secrets Of Giza, is proud to present Gates by Abre OjosAbre Ojos is the audiovisual project of Scott Baker, a multimedia artist from Melbourne, Australia with over 20 years’ experience working across the areas of installation, experimental music, video and illustration. Baker’s ABRE OJOS is an exploration of synesthetic modalities using geometric animations and extreme audio frequencies. Abre Ojos has released multiple DVDs and has performed live all over Australia, including performances at the Eclipse Festival 2012 and for the past four years at the Rainbow Serpent Festival.

An investigative, minimalist sound excursion, the 11-track Gates includes an accompanying full-length DVD for an extraordinary audio-visual experience. The sonic voyage of Gates will liberate visions from the unconscious, transfiguring sound into mental images that conjure signposts along the path of inquiry, equally likely to culminate in revelation or a void.

Gates is both art and mantra, challenging and soothing, reflective and punctuated, feeding and consuming. To appreciate Gates,one must fully embrace its active principle time and time again, shedding all resistance and inhibition.

 Track Listing:

1. Falling Suns, Dying Stars
2. Dirt Between Our Toes
3. Light On Our Foreheads
4. Golden Rod From Tip to Tail
5. The Knowing of Truth
6. Revealed In Strange Glows
7. Fractured Signals
8. From Home, From Centre, From Self
9. The Priests Dethroned
10. The Gates Are Open
11. Take Your Place

Abre Ojos” was an old saying by Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “watch out” or “open your eyes, there is danger all around.” Combining vintage analog electronics with twenty-first century digital technology, Abre Ojos creates immersive audio-visual works. Deep and dark with glimpses of light, the experience shifts from provocative to meditative.

Gates will be released via Secrets of Giza on May 13th, 2014. Purchase your copy at THIS LOCATION. Further Abre Ojos news to be dispersed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

“…(Gates) has the feeling of astral travel, of visiting different realms and meeting other life forms” – Heathen Harvest

Baker explores the unsettling worlds between conventionally accepted euphonic sounds… this is evocative ambient music for late night hours.” – Crawl Space Magazine



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