As Rewind Forward states in their synopsis of the album, The Haxan Cloak will stand the test of time no doubt. As you listen to The Haxan Cloak’s eponymous album, you may think of rituals, witches, magic in general and the Carpathian Mountains; “häxan” does mean “witch” in Swedish, after all. Time seems to move quicker while this is playing as Bobby Krlic reels you in to a trance that will place you in the middle of some occult ceremony or OR or… it might take you to the word of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood.” The blue coloring of the vinyl is an interesting choice. You usually associate with blue with something calming; this is more prone to put you on edge or make you shifty, more than anything. If you want some mood music for your next séance, by all means grab this record. Check out the Spotify stream of The Haxan Cloak below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

The Haxan Cloak debut album –

The first album from The Haxan Cloak, an album that will stand the test of time in his already impressive discography.

Giving this manifestation another lease of life, Aurora Borealis dish up Haxan’s sonic’s once again, in a new limited edition format, on marbled, blue 180gsm vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve.

Apparently recorded in a backyard shed using an array of microphones and stringed instruments, this self-titled LP treads a mysterious, pitch-black path.
The combination of ‘rural’ instrumentation and mode, together with the detailed arrangement and harnessing of modern technique place Haxan Cloak’s work somewhere between the music of witchcraft and sorcery and and an estranged, psychoactive take on modern classical music.

Slowly searing and patiently oscillating tones form a meditative, yet extremely chilling concoxion of frequency… A very strong effort, a testament to The Haxan Cloak’s individualism.

Limited edition of 400.
Pressed across two 180gsm, blue marbled vinyl.
Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve.

Disc 1:
1.Raven’s Lament
2.An Archaic Device
3.Burning Torches Of Despair
Disc 2:
6.The Growing
7.In Memoriam
8.Parting Chant

Price $25.46

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