Monday, 26 April 2010

VIGINTI TRES SAECULA(Interview)

By Kerval


VIGINTI TRES SAECULA is a magickal emanation converging in the most hidden side of human nature,so this time we have the pleasure to explore one of the most interesting and promising ritual acts devouring everything its steps.so for more info just visit the German label Quartier 23.
Answers are given by Mark (DK), Fr.U.E.G.O. (ES) and TDE (DE).

93/93...salut my friend!!!And let us enter your magickal project...knowing more about which motives were in your existence to express yourself though VIGINTI TRES SAECULA? And reveal us some about the hidden magickal connections relating the name VIGINTI TRES SAECULA?

TDE: The names have various things inside. From a numerological view, you can find various interesting and strong numbers. And all culminate in the magick square of 23. This square can work like an oracle, like a unit of magickal wisdom, like a game, like everything and nothing. This square can be "converted" to sheet musick or whole musickal sequences.

Fr.U.E.G.O.: VTS is no typical "band" as most of the groups out there. It is a magickal emanation in sounds and noises. We also couldn't work as a normal "band" because of the distances between our living spaces in Denmark, Germany and Spain. But we live in times where communication and exchange are easy.

In magickal perspective, we could say VIGINTI TRES SAECULA, represents your true will,a magickal emanation focused on your experiences, studies and works in the fields of Left hand path sorcery and occultism in general?

TDE: VTS represents not our will in general. It is more just a part of it. We collect and compose sounds and musick for our magickal work into the brotherhood θίασος – in the face of styles.

In March you will performance "Ritual In Black Leather" in Madrid...so, tell us more about such performances and which rituals will be developed there, according to the magickal concept you handles? So perhaps a sexual based ritual?

Fr.U.E.G.O.: It was a different performance as someone maybe is thinking about. We collected the soundtrack for this sex magickal rite and a group of international, but mostly Spanish actors performed this rite in exact the way it is written. Our musick were pre-recorded except some little elements like bells and the giant gong.

Because of its explicit content it was a private event. But more than 600 visitors were excited and pleased.

Which Kind of visuals and suggestive imagery, elements will be used in order to give a more magickal atmosphere, knowing the in deep and dense, dark music VIGINTI TRES SAECULA develops?

TDE: We always develop symbols which will represent the material we record and also for our philosophic work in the brotherhood θίασος. Stay curious...

Tell us more about each one of the members included on VIGINTI TRES SAECULA,and their experience in other musical projects and interest in magickal currents such as thelema,typhonian magick,occultism and left hand path sorcery...etc?

TDE: We all never stride only one path to our work. So there will be always a special help of very special people around us. As the Spanish actors group from Madrid e.g.

I finished with my musical work with NATURAL FAITH PROJECT in 2.009 e.v. after ten years. Mark was often a helping hand with NFP and he often did crazy things and sometimes some serious too. I am not sure into which category falls his F.LEO-CROVEY...

Mark: … in neither the one nor the other Fr.U.E.G.O.: I played the organ in a godless church near Barcelona for many years. Also all the other musical experiences are of private nature.

So talking about magick, could you reveal us some about the closest connection between VIGINTI TRES SAECULA and the German Magickal order Fraternitas 333?

Mark: We all are involved in the brotherhood θίασος, also known as Fraternitas 333/C.-E. It is a loose brotherhood existing since more than two decades. It is no secret society or something like that. Every brother or sister is an individual first. All share the joy of free minds, study, magickal science... etc.

Do you think with the release of impressive and well structured work such as “Ritual In Red And White", VIGINTI TRES SAECULA has reached an important peak for upcoming releases? So, is this the sound you were looking since early 1990 E.v, or its just normal to think in an evolutive process in each release?

TDE: I think that we will change the style as often as necessary. We can't prophesy the sound of the next work. What I mean is, maybe the next musickal work is a ritualistick one, maybe a dark ambient, maybe a neo-classical one. Who knows?

Fr.U.E.G.O.: It will always depend from the theme and our mood and the magickal content.

Talking about "Ritual In Red And White" could you give us a more in deep explanation about the general concept of the album? Tell us about your upcoming material ready to be unleashed?

TDE: The work is shared in three parts during the second one is the true ritual. The first is a kind of intro, a preparation. And the last track is for relaxation, call it "cool down"...There are various activities for forthcoming material at the moment. There will be a work for the magickal fire called "אש", another one for the magick square of the number 23, a death ritual based on the Egyptian book of the dead...

Mark: At the moment we're also working on a conceptional implementation of our Astrologick Progressionis, what is about the 13 signs of the true zodiac. Our astrologick work includes all the true thirteen signs and all the correct times the sun is staying in.

Before closing with this conversation, will be interesting to know how happened Ma.rco from Quartier23 signed you as one of his principal acts, and how has been the cooperation between both of you within the years?

Fr.U.E.G.O.: We know each other since many years and so we will continue with releasing our material on Quartier23 in the future. Some material will also be released internally in the brotherhood θίασος, as the "Ritual in Black Leather" vinyl-set e.g.

The thought about the "how to release" is the very last thought in our work. It is because we don't care about the sale. It makes no difference for us if we sell one or thousand copies.

Well, was a pleasure for me you answered some questions...this space is for you so, express whatever you wants!!! so thou what I do, thou what thou wilt!!!93/93

Mark: Love is the law, love under will.

Fr.U.E.G.O.: The pleasure was on our side. Keep up the good work.

TDE: Live, Love & Enjoy.

(Reviews 67)BLEIBURG,GREGORIO BARDINI & GERSTEIN,AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,AKA MANAH



BLEIBURG (ger)
"Indivisibiliter Ac Inseparabilitier" Cd 2009
(The Eastern Front)

Stefan Rukavina, offer us here a very interesting release focusing into how Hungarians accepted the indivisibility of Habsburg dominions and gave up Kossuth's policy of complete independence.From such concept Stefan Rukavina,develops here an impressive and explorative opus reflected through 15 compositions,all of them built into the dynamism and eclectic nature converging from Military,darkfolk,maltial classical hymns openening so many channels of understanding into its always interesting music. the album opens with a wonderful nostalgic hymn called "Dio Ci Liberi Degli Irredenti",built into piano elements and percusive tunes.The,comes "In Vollster Eintracht",and its melodic atmopheres bathed through percussive elements and voices crawiling through the whole composition."Why Don't you Wake Up" is the third track...martial militaristic percussive sounds dressed with some whispering voices and keyboard passages.The title album is the 4th one,is another one focusing into such sticking militaristic elements and atmopshres surrounding the whole tunes,and the inclusion of Spoken vices in German tongue. Another track included here is "As Time Has Passed",with impressive work of electro drums and soundcapes carring you to another facet showed by BLEIBURG,the track is intense and penetrating,due how the percussive elements has been gathered together with such enigmatic voices penetrating the sences."Sarajevo" is more a personal himn to Rakuvina,dressed with martial and clasical elements bringing nostalgic moments.Without a doubt a very interesting album,with so many worth moments which you will appreciate so much due how all of them has been built. some other titles are "The War To End All Wars","Trialism","Ungarishe Erdr","carrion Kite" among others...a total of 77:38 minutes which you will never forget!
GREGORIO BARDINI(Ita) & GERSTEIN(Ger)
"Arise Of A Bleeding Rose" Cd 2009
(The Eastern Front)

More than just a collaborative release between two of the most creative exponents of diverse soundscapes,this release is a perfect balance between exciting melancholic feelings and electronic passages,with interesting inclusion of flutes,ocarine,samples among other diverse elements worth to explore through each one of the 10 compositons included here.the shape of Bardini is well known due its amazing works into neo classic stuff through The Eastern Front.and Maurizio Pustianaz,the mastermind behinds GERSTEIN moving his sound between: solo melancholic piano ballads, experimental harsh sounds, synth-guitar powerful extravaganza to the actual electronic semi melodic tracks,creates here a dynamic expressionism starting with "Von Guten Mächten",a psychodelic track with so very interesting elements dressed with flute melodies,percussive electro beats and perfect voices spoken in german,together piano elements,makes of this track a perfect opening due the way as the track is evolving from time to time. "In Gedanken" is a more rhythmic track built into powerfull elements dressed with sutile flute atmopsheres creating a perfect contrast in which melodic elements emerges from nothingness to floats together the enigmatic voices coming within the whole picture of the track."Il guadiano Delta Mutilazole" and " Il Male" are the next tracks,so the first one more sutile in its own movements but still with such electro patterns and sounds complementing perfectly with the voices performed here.the next one show us a more dense facet crawling into ambient atmopsheres with a eastern influence,dressed with piano passages,voices and other interesting elements.Again the rythmic exposition of sounds are present in "Trost Und Freude",bringing us old school electro sounds from 80's."Arise Of A Bleeding Rose" comes with divese melencholic sounds evoking pure nostalgic feelings.the voices are amazing and complementing perfectly with such martial druming sounds.other title tracks are "The Dead Poet","Guten Inspirationen Kaum Gefolgt","Als Ich 13 Jahre Alt War..." and "Il Gioco Delle Parti".without a doubt this release have so many interesting elemnts if you are looking for electro neo folk dressed with dynamism in a perfect way!


AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY (UK)
"Kthonik Korridors" Digipack 2010
(Atf Prod)

Through his deconstructive mutation,an hybryd organism called AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,was born from the creative mind of Priapus 23,arriving with a monumental release paying tribute to H.P Lovecraft,and entering to the cold desolated corridors of elder ones.so,the result at Kthonik Corridors" is suggestive and hypnotic from start to finish. Opening is "Kult Future Repeated",dismal atmospheres crawling from within,through diverse sound effects mutating all the time. coming next is "kalibration Of Thee Gods" which was created a soundtrack for thee film "Kalibration Of thee gods" and offer us a dark piece,penetrating into dense passages and eerie soundscapes covered with suggestive elements and more yet to discover.then comes, "Date Arkitekt Responses",singing bowls and flute sounds gathering perfectly to create vast enigmatic spaces together,the eerie atmospheres.one of the best tracks included here,which surely will transport you to underworld cold labyrinths. One of aspects which got so much my attention about this release is the dynamism in the use of elements such as pitchforks,machetes,rattlers,among others. "To name his Kaptured Fetish","a degenerated Ancient Other","Noxious Motion Of Direction" are the rest of the compositions,in which you shall experience the hypnotic and magickal experimentations generated by AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY. The Album comes in Greenish digipack. For more information just read the interview with Priapus 23 somewhere in this webpage.

AKA MANAH (Gre)
"Stygian Darkness" Demo 2009
(De Umbris Productions)

Xaakon,is the mastermind behinds this project,coming from Grecce called AKA MANAH,the project was erupted from the black abyss of non existence in the first months of 2006,as black ambience/ritual project. Since then,the music starts to develops itself to the point of releasing "Stygian Darkness" in which Xaakon reveal us part of his enigmatic facet,creating 5 compositions + Outro. The first track is called "The Kneeling Of Enemies" and is built into obscure atmospheres covered by hypnotic vociferations and piano soundscapes,creating a strong composition here. The 2nd one is "Thantifaxath",still dressed with such obscure atmospheres and sutile synth passages arranged with perfect spoken voices elements which complements perfectly with the whole picture of the track. Coming next is "To Fly From The Light",another hypnotic magickal hymn.this time floating into dense dark ambient atmospheres and voices whispering from within. The inclusion of Synth elements enrich so much the composition in general. An important element to mention here is how obscure,raw and well structured is the whole compositions here. "Huntings" emerges through suggestive synthezizer soundscapes and thereal atmospheres,percussive elements,creating a perfect piece. The last track is "Koth" which is focused into synth passages covered with some atmospheres and effects,spoken voices and percussive elements,One of the best pieces included in this demo without a doubt. AKA MANAH rises as a very promising act with a lot of potential and charisma. I higly recommend this one to all those looking for a raw,obscure,primitive ritual music.