A dark and complex selection of traditional, medieval and own compositions. Traditionalist, Neofolk & Experimental
Tracks include the 13th Century Ballad “Judas”, for which a new edition was prepared from the only known manuscript, the murder ballads “Edward” & “Sir Hugh”, a setting of a section of David Jones’ novel length poem The Anathemata, Oswald von Wolkenstein’s May song “Fröleichen So Well Wir” and “Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor” from the Carmina Burana.
Nine years in the planning and recording!
Andrew King’s (The Triple Tree, Duo Noir, Sol Invictus) magnum opus and first true solo album since The Amfortas Wound.
Features John Murphy (ShiningVril, KnifeLadder, Scorpion Wind, DIJ, C93, Last Dominion Lost, Kraang, etc), Hunter Barr (Knifeladder, Altered States), and on two tracks, the Choir of Saint Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road.
CD edition comes as a digipack with 24 pp booklet containing full lyrics and extensive notes, 12 tracks, 62 minutes.
Full track listing:
I Corvus Terrae Terror (King): 2:25
II The Three Ravens (Thomas Ravenscroft, ca. 1592- ca. 1635/traditional & Sacred Harp arr. King): 6:01
III The Wife Of Usher’s Well (traditional/King): 6:10
IV Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor (Carmina Burana, 13th Century arr. King): 6:21
V Edward (traditional): 4:22 [performed unaccompanied]
VI In Upper Room
i The Elders Of The People Took Counsel (fauxbourdon): 1:45 [performed by the Choir of Saint Stephen’s Church]
ii In Upper Room (David Jones, 1895-1974 & The Gospel according to S. Marke/King): 5:28
i Judas (English, 13th Century/King): 10:13
ii Could Ye Not watch With Me One Hour (fauxbourdon): 1:16 [performed by the Choir of Saint Stephen’s Church]
VIII Lord Lovel (traditional): 6:57 [performed unaccompanied]
IX Fröleichen So Well Wir (Oswald von Wolkenstein, ca. 1377-1445 arr. King): 3:54
X Sir Hugh (traditional arr. King): 7:03
Total duration: 62:01