Common Eider, King Eider – Égrégore
Égrégore is a ritual collaboration between B.S.s. (Common Eider, King Eider) and Arexis (La Breiche, Coume Ouarnede, Stille Volk)… and all of the spirits of the Pyrenees present during those Dark Moon Rituals, wishing to speak.
Born under May’s New Dark Moon in 2018, born in secrecy, in darkness, in Ritual. Born in a tiny cabin in the Pyrenees of France… Rituals documented late into the night and early morning hours.
Voices captured whispering, wailing, lashing out. Bells ring to both banish and invoke. Recorded live using electronics, rocks, antler, branches and voice. Four offerings given as gifts to the black air… the burnt soil…
Gifts to the Spirits living in those forests and mountains of the Pyrenees. Dark moon folk magic…
Housed in a beautiful matte-laminate gatefold ecopak, with visuals prepared by Kevin Gan Yuen (Sutekh Hexen).
Twll Du (‘Black Hole’) is an ominous dark ambient journey through vast atmospheric landscapes. Each beautifully crafted opus is based on a bespoke field recording and is named after an area of Cwm Idwal, home of the Twll Du.
Swelling, monolithic drones reveal the majestic power of the mountains. The music conveys an immersive atmosphere and is intended to be played as the listener falls into a deep sleep.
Llyn Y Cwn (‘Lake Of The Dogs) is a small lake at 715m in the Glyder mountain range of Snowdonia, North Wales.
The Devil’s Kitchen is the name given to the dark, black crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (‘Cliff Of The Goat’) between Y Garn and Glyder Fawr.
The Welsh name for Devil’s Kitchen is Twll Du, meaning ‘black hole’, because of the plume of steam that is often seen rising from the crack resembling a chimney.
It has been said when steam can be seen rising from the chimney, the Devil is cooking.
Presented in a 6-panel digipak with breathtaking photography by the artist.