Blakesian Williamness

by HG

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Offering a firm interpretation to William Blake's thorough stance of duality in mankind existence, and the significance of good and evil (as primarily featured on his book, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"), Holism Gaea is a new duo that valiantly leaps into this torrid maze of a multi disciplinary work of art - and transferring it to a new domain - by translating it to sound through space and time.

Charged with a portion of noise and post industrial alienation, 'Blakesian Williamness' erupts with "Antares Fall": a hypnotic monotonous beat leading a bleak and astral space-noise journey into hell, followed by a psychedelic twang and some static noises that leak into "But in the Wine Presses..." who recalls Coil and the finest indifferent moments on Spectrum's "Forever Alien" album, before landing in cosmos heaven with the surprisingly gentle and quasi-melodic "Ah! Sunflower", a beautiful poem by Blake which at this point makes every word, coming out of Holism Gaea's vocalist, shiver: "...Where the Youth pined away with desire/ And the pale virgin shrouded in snow / Rise from their graves and aspire / Where my Sunflower wishes to go"

More elevating cosmic noise tracks to follow, such as the epic and dark "The Argument", yet once "Blakesian Williamness" ends, peaceful silence will never seem so out of reach and will never be taken for granted again.

( taken from hcbrecords.com )

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released November 11, 2012

released on CDr by Heart&Crossbone and Topheth Prophet
comes in cardboard sleeve with insert
recorded June-August '11 by HG
all music by HG
poems by William Blake
mastered by David Opp

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HG Israel

Dekhay (Israel) - synths, vocals, perc, bass
Kirpitch (Russia) - noises, fuzz radio, guitar

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Track Name: But In The Wine Presses...
But in the Wine-presses the human grapes sing not nor dance:
They howl and writhe in shoals of torment, in fierce flames consuming,
In chains of iron and in dungeons circled with ceaseless fires,
In pits and dens and shades of death, in shapes of torment and woe:
The plates and screws and racks and saws and cords and fires and cisterns
The cruel joys of Luvah's Daughters, lacerating with knives
And whips their victims, and the deadly sport of Luvah's Sons.

They dance around the dying and they drink the howl and groan,
They catch the shrieks in cups of gold, they hand them to one another:
These are the sports of love, and these the sweet delights of amorous play,
Tears of the grape, the death sweat of the cluster, the last sigh
Of the mild youth who listens to the luring songs of Luvah.
Track Name: Ah! Sunflower
Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!
Track Name: The Argument
Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burden'd air;
Hungry clouds swag on the deep
Once meek, and in a perilous path,
The just man kept his course along
The vale of death.
Roses are planted where thorns grow.
And on the barren heath
Sing the honey bees.
Then the perilous path was planted:
And a river, and a spring
On every cliff and tomb;
And on the bleached bones
Red clay brought forth.

Till the villain left the paths of ease,
To walk in perilous paths, and drive
The just man into barren climes.

Now the sneaking serpent walks
In mild humility.
And the just man rages in the wilds
Where lions roam.

Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burden'd air;
Hungry clouds swag on the deep.