- Galdr (01:09:11)


This Drone Ambient album was recorded on Reel-to-reel/open-reel [audio] tape recorder in pseudo-stereo mode with massive analogue dronning noise and bass lines. All music/song structures were written and recorded by Sergiy Fjordsson at Moloch studio (Ukraine) / Dungeons, during the Winter 2008. 


Galdr (plural galdrar) is one Old Norse word for "spell, incantation", and which was usually performed in combination with certain rites. It was mastered by both women and men and they chanted it in falsetto (gala).The Old Norse word galdr (Old English gealdor) is derived from a word for singing incantations, gala (Old High German and Old English: galan) with an Indo-European -tro suffix. In Old High German the -stro suffix produced galster instead.The Old English forms were gealdor, galdor, ╚Łaldre "spell, enchantment, witchcraft", and the verb galan meant "sing, chant". It is contained in nightingale (from næcti-galæ), related to giellan, the verb ancestral to Modern English yell; cf. also the Icelandic verb að gala "to sing, call out, yell".The German forms were Old High German galstar and  galster "song, enchantment" (Konrad von Ammenhausen Schachzabelbuch ), surviving in (obsolete or dialectal) Modern German Galsterei (witchcraft) and Galsterweib (witch). Galdr magic is the act used in Runic magic, of chanting or singing the runes so as to get the desired effect of each particular rune. Most often it is the letter that starts off the rune. For example with the rune Dagaz, the sound is comparable to the Anglo-Saxon letter. Galdr or Galdor, from the Old Norse, originally meant 'incantation'. The verb "gala" is also used for "to crow". It later came to mean magic in general. These are the sounds used in runic oral spells.

 

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This is the first press ever made for this album. Released via my own label De Profundis Productions (Ukraine). Catalogue number: FUTHARKH. CDR in handmade blackskin package tied up with black leather string. Each copie with different wooden rune on the front (and hand-painted rune on cdr). Limited to 24 copies only (like the runes in FUTHARKH). Almost all copies was given to the people close to Moloch/Sergiy Fjordsson and was not available for sale.


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This is edition of Vergessene Sumpflandschaften (Germany). Printed in 2008. CDR in handmade package limited to 24 copies.


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This is edition of the Russian label The Kether Crown Production (Cat. Number: TKC0815). Printed in the middle of 2009. CDR limited to 50 copies with 4 pages booklet. All text in booklet were written by runes only.


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This is edition of Le Crépuscule du Soir Productions (France). CDR in A5 package limited to 50 copies (Cat. Number: lcds023). Front and back cover photos were made by label owner in the Alpen mountains.

 

Re-mastered version maybe will be available later via Moloch Bandcamp Page.


No CD, Tape and Vinyl editions of this album at the moment. Just CDR releases were made.

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