Monday, May 1, 2017

The Mother Plane

Recorded live 2016. All tracks written and recorded by Joseph Gates.

Hamramr Fire

"Since antiquity, it was taught that a respectful, caring spiritual awareness of the land spirits brought plentiful harvests... Living close to nature brought a keen awareness of all aspects of the world...
The spirits of the ancestral dead were present at certain places. Ancestral holy places - homesteads, grave mounds, tombs, battlefields - were sites where the ancient spirits could be venerated and asked for assistance. There was also belief in unseen humanlike beings such as house sprites, elves, faeries, kobolds, boggarts, and trolls. Supernatural beasts such as spectral dogs, water monsters, and dragons lurked in dangerous places. They were personifications of disease and death, and demons who brought bad luck and ruin. All of these spirits interacted with human life. Some were helpful, some required gifts of acknowledgment to perform tasks; others had to be placated lest they brought disaster. Religious and magical rites serve to communicate with spirits and interact with them. Every place has an innate spiritual quality that the Romans recognized as the genius loci, the spirit of the place."

- excerpted from "Pagan Magic of the Northern Tradition" by Nigel Pennick

Black Day On Earth

Recorded live 2006-2009. All tracks written and performed by Joseph Gates.

Yew Tree

Behind The Rainbow

Recorded live 2007-2015. All tracks written and performed by Joseph Gates.

Internalization of Deed

Trapezoid Electronics

Material recorded from 2005-2012. All tracks written and performed by Joseph Gates.

Psychic Fire