:: M:.W:.’S WORDS ::
Hello perplexing pithecoids,
It has taken us this long to send out a new Liber Aarni issue, for we have been feeling so down and disappointed when against most odds, the world apparently did not start in late 2012 e.v.
Apologies for the convenience! But now we may be almost back to “normal”, so let us keep the babble to a minimum and celebrate by these glad tidings:
1) New Aarni song ‘Path of Return‘ released on SoundCloud for thee to marvel at! It has been an experiment for us, mainly production-wise, as well as a sort of holiday from the work on ‘Lovecraftian‘. Make of this disjointed occultnik hymn what thou wilt…as usual and if needed the song lyrics can be found in the appropriate section of the Aarni website.
2) Also, for those of you not following us on FB and/or Twitter for some obscure reason it may come as news that late last year M:.W:. guest contributed the vocals for the song ‘Paralysis‘ by Dullko. Charming!
3) Work now continues fully on ‘Lovecraftian‘ for the stars might be right to actually achieve something.
Not the faintest about a release date yet. We are mysterious that way fnord.
We like a certain class of tramps, so thou wilt find a warm welcome from,
-new Triptykon album
-shitty new apocalyptic movies
In the above photograph thou canst see the woodwind instruments actually used on Aarni’s recordings. Doomintroll took the picture in the Doominvalley Zero-G holodeck, where the band members like to store some of their very first material possessions.
In the center we have M.·.W.·.‘s silver-plated Buffet Crampon 225 flute, which he acquired circa 1985 e.v. and has extensively played on songs since the beginning of Aarni’s recorded history uncountable æons ago.
Underneath it floats a wooden Inca ritual flute, pilfered by Comte de Saint Germain from Machu Picchu during his (extremely) brief stay as a guest in 1523 e.v. So far this challenging-to-play instrument has been featured solely on the folky track ‘Emuu’ from the Aarni / Persistence in Mourning split CD. We chose to use the flute not because of any thematical connections to the New World, but because its similarity in sound to the traditional Finnish “shepherd’s flute”.
The two recorders in the photograph date from the late 1970’s and thou canst hear their maddening sound on ‘Lovecraft Knew’, where M.·.W.·. plays both of them simultaneously akimbo-style, not unlike the αὐλός of Ancient Greece.
Finally we have an Irish tin whistle (actually bought from a certain witch-haunted township in New England) on the left, which likely will be played on the Celtic-themed song ‘Yule Horror’ off ‘Lovecraftian’…
Pictured here we have Magister Warjomaa‘s second-in-command guitar, a Schecter C-7 Hellraiser. He slapped upon it a Kult of Hamstur sticker in order to more easily distinguish the instrument from the circa 1547 others in the Doominvalley Studio vaults. Also because M.·.W.·. just so happens to worship The Unsqueekable One every now and then, whenever he feels up to it…
Thou canst eventually hear the maddening, Erich Zannian report of this blasphemous instrument on Aarni’s third LP effort Lovecraftian.
Happy end/beginning of the world!
Aarni (among other bands) recently did a New Year’s interview, ogle it over at Doommantia.
Perhaps a slightly more readable version at the Aarni site.
Greetings, Special Entity!
Here’s a familiar tune to celebrate the starting of this our blog…and the end of relying on My$pace.