Descent (Live Rehearsal Demo MMXII)

by Murk Rider

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Mixed and recorded to analog tape live by Dustin Lehman at Monomyth Studios on September 3rd MMXII. This is a rehearsal version of the first track from Murk Rider's upcoming studio full-length.

"From the dark nights of the oak forests and rocky shorelines shrouded by cypress, pine, and poison oak, in the silent grasp of Procyon, initiated through faceless pregnant mists of illusory shadow layers, the unsuspecting hero is drawn down through the night, unearthing ancient root-tombs inhabited by the spectral bone-forms of the ancestors. It is under the guidance of these spirits that the sojourner makes his way to the yawning shadow-door: the vortex entrance to the black waters beneath the earth. Behold: glimmers of ancient gold: crystallized knowledge of the dead old ones, guarded by the black flames of the Djinn, master of trials. And thus, the journey of the great circle has begun."


released September 20, 2012



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Murk Rider Baywood Los Osos, California

An animistic seeking through the shadows for the coronation of the spirit.

The hero's journey enacted through thunder-sorcery.

Respect to our ancestors, the oaks and cypress of the foggy coastlines. The unnamed ones who speak not our tongue.

The philosophy of recovery through unconditional love.
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