Arktau Eos unveil a new album, Erēmos, one of their most
involved and intense creations. While intentionally minimal on the
surface, layer upon layer of subtle, haunting, and evocative sounds are
slowly revealed to the attentive listener.
Erēmos aims at nothing less than the total transition of the listener to the desert realms implied by the title.
Old synthesizers and ritualistic acoustic elements are seamlessly blended with even more obscure aural phenomena, including field recordings done in Northern Finland and the untamed steppes of Mongolia.
As has been the testimony of wise men and women of all faiths, solitude bestows its own distinct gifts upon the seeker, a process here treated in less intimate terms than on the voice-led Catacomb Resonator.
Erēmos is more expansive; the desert that opens before the listener is not a locus of temptations or simple retreat, but a vivid inner mindscape of dramatic confrontations and transformations between flora, fauna, stellar matter, earth, and stone. Gradually they shed away the humanness in its most banal sense, until man identifies with the scorpionic voice of power that carries to the ends of the earth – and cosmos.
The CD comes in customised, screen-printed cardboard covers including an oversized folded insert on old paper stock.
Erēmos is exactly 49 minutes long, split in 9 nine distinct segments
1 The Liminal Pilgrim 7:50
2 Facing The Exarchs Of Desolation 1:36
3 He Who Drinks The Light Of The Stars 9:44
4 The Cells Beneath 1:00
5 Autochthon 7:55
6 Pacts Of Stone And The Sun 3:19
7 In The Jaws Of Basalt Lions 8:49
8 Column Of Sky-Iron 3:39
9 Eden 5:06
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