Gist of Liber Aarni LXIX

From Liber Aarni LXIX:

:: M.W.’S WORDS ::

Delicious patients,

1) New (sort of) Aarni album out now on Bandcamp! “Deliria – Odds and Ends and Beginnings 2000-2012” contains 32 tracks, some of which have hitherto been only unofficially released, and the rest never before released anywhere…it features 5 (or 6) full songs as well as loads of shorter tracks consisting of studio outtakes, recorded riff ideas (most of which remain unused to date in Aarni releases), demo takes and a few jam session snippets. These have been included as baffling curiosities and pervy sneak peeks into the Aarni songwriting process.
They will possibly give bittersweet eargasms to those individuals inordinately interested in the band and lo-fi sound in general…such people will no doubt also enjoy the fact that when Aarni in the throes of inspiration captured these snippets on a recording device, only a single take was ever made. So all those tasty playing mistakes and candylike out-of-tune notes can frequently be savoured by the drooling listener! Obviously not very mixed or mastered.

Thou canst download the full(er) songs individually if thou wilt, but the short tracks only come with a complete album purchase – as do a couple of bonus items: an old Aarni flyer and a fortunately never used “promo photo” of MW from 2000 e.v.

Perhaps interestingly most of the riff/melody idea tracks, both the ones used and unused in released Aarni material, date from the year of Their Lord 2000. Thou canst listen and find out which of them made it years later to the two Aarni demos, the Split CD with Umbra Nihil, ‘Bathos‘, ‘Tohcoth‘ and ‘Omnimantia‘ EP. Some of the remaining ideas will perhaps be used in the future while others will certainly not be.

Anyway, these recorded musical gems represent a rarity, as usually Aarni band members prefer to conserve the fruits of their creativity by the old-fashioned way i.e. writing the stuff down on notation paper.
Each entry in the albums tracklist also features some words in the way of commentary and background information about the track in question.

2) We have likewise made the remastered Double Demo available at Bandcamp for thy artistic experience.

3) In Aarni webshite related tidings: thou canst read two recent reviews of the Aarni/PiM split there. Ta to the music journos involved!

4) We also got signed to the “record label” Any And All Records.

5) Probably the best way to access the most recent Aarni-related news and various incoherent outcries is by our Facebook page. Its RSS feed is http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?id=18955562953&format=rss20

We recently put a poll on the FB page as well as for thy interactive cravings, asking for thy favourite track on the Split. Consider the poll as research for the direction thou thinkest Aarni should concentrate on style-wise in the future. The results may or may not influence our output, but at least thou tried! It’s the thought that counts fnord.

Beast Retards,
Magister Warjomaa

IN:
-new Rush album
-Munchkin Cthulhu

OUT:
-long delivery times for stuff
-powdered wigs

Recent ramblings

From the 68. issue of the charming Aarni newsletter:
:: M.W.’S WORDS ::

Darling posthumans,

A few short remarks for thy ADHD sensibilities:

1) Aarni currently works on two albums (plus a top secret project) – ‘Lovecraftian‘ and another, still untitled release…the main reason for this being that we grew bored with concentrating on just the HPL theme, and so needed to balance it with more varied muzack. The irritating thing with theme albums appears to be that the idea sounds great in theory, but in practice it can prove to be annoyingly labourious when it comes to actual songwriting. So, Aarni works on two releases and switches between them when the relevant mood/inspiration possesses us. We suspect that this other album can be seen as a follow-up to Bathos, in the sense of containing varied songs in different styles. Not unlike Bathos some of those tracks will also probably be more immediately accessible than the others…

2) Not surprisingly, since its release in April the Aarni/PiM Split CD has turned out to be a smash hit…so get thy copy from us! Still a plethora left in the benighted Doominvalley vaults.

3) In Aarni webshite related tidings: two recent interviews added and the FAQ page & recommended reading list updated.

4) The song ‘Land Beyond the Night’ off the Split album was recently featured on episode 120 of the Occult Of Personality podcast. Thanks go to the magus Greg!

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Finally the mandatory ads – thou art what thou buyest:

A plethora of bewildering Aarni t-shirt designs and divers other merch available from the Reverbnation store.

Yogsothery – Gate I: Chaosmogonic Rituals Of Fear available from us for 10 € (includes planetwide shipping via Air Mail). The standard CD jewel case comes in an unearthly cardboard slipcase for thy edification & delight. Features an outlandish 20-page full colour booklet with liner notes and lyrics just to make thee feel special & loved. Order thine while our copies last!

A handful of autographed Rising Of Yog-Sothoth: Tribute to Thergothon double CD’s still available from us for a measly 8 euros inside the EU; 10 euros for the rest of this bizarre excuse for a planet. Costs include shipping via Flying Polyps. As an added tr00 d00m feature the double album comes in an ultra rare standard CD jewel case.

Shouldst thou feel the urge, Omnimantia EP, the Double Demo and the Aarni/Umbra Nihil split album can still be purchased as CDR’s via the Aarni webshite. As a bonus we can on demand even throw in one or more unreleased Aarni hit/miss songs.

A better idea yet would probably be to get the newly remixed and/or mastered Bathos and Omnimantia with extra goodies from Bandcamp. If thou wilt, thou canst fully listen to them prior to paying the ludicrously low price.

Shoggoth on,
Magister Warjomaa

IN:
-early Genesis albums
-Storm Corrosion

OUT:
-boring time signatures
-shitty recent movies