The Shadow Of The Tower

by Mortiis

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Note that this version differs slightly from the version posted as an exclusive to COTBW in 2020:

This one has been properly mastered by Jules Seifert at Epic Audio Media.
The artwork has been put together (better) by Sir Gorgoroth, for The Devil´s Elixirs´ LP and CD versions.

The COTBW version, remains an exclusive to COTBW members.

Neither version is available digitally anywhere else.
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Deep voices echoing from the distant past…
A ritualistic soundscape for journeys to deserts and dungeons.

This is a recording from 1997. Originally used as background atmospheres for the rare & fairly far in-between live shows I was doing back then.

I discovered this recording on a tape in the attic, some 23+ years later. I
thought it would be an interesting piece of sonic history to get out there.

Around 1997, I was getting increasingly interested in industrial/ritualistic and experimental music (I also recorded VOND´s 3rd and last album "Green Eyed Demon" around this time, which has a lot of similar vibes, and dark, repeating, loop-based experimentation all over it), and this recording clearly reflects that.

This is drony, ritualistic and repetetive by nature (and, because of its original purpose, which was to fill silent space and time with atmospherical sound).

For the connoisseurs, you´ll notice this sounds similar to a work-in-progress I shared a few months ago, of the same name. What you heard then, is the continuation, and evolution of this piece, and it´s still in the stages of evolution. Bringing this piece of sound into the future, has been one of my ongoing projects during 2020.

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released November 12, 2021

Remastered by Jules Seifert at Epic Audio Media, London.
Artwork by David Thierree.
Design and layout by Sir Gorgoroth

LP and CD released by The Devil´s Elixirs/Van Records. Licensed from Omnipresence Productions.

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Mortiis Oslo, Norway

Joined Emperor 1991.
Fired from Emperor on grounds of a "bad attitude" late 1992.
Formed Mortiis next day.
Planned recordings in Transylvania 1993.
That did not happen.
Released several solo albums in the 90´ies & weirding out the music industry with his prosthetic mask.
Oh those yonder days of media hypocrisy.
Became band. Band died.
Broke ribs, dreams and industry shackles, but remained free.
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