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ADreamOfWolves
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:46 pm 
 

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MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY "Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains"
2xLP/CD/Digital - Out November 1st
Listen to the first track, "Hidden In Tartarus":
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.co ... ean-chains
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Four years after their second album, the highly acclaimed “Shards Of Silver Fade”, Midnight Odyssey return with “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains”, the first in a trilogy of albums exploring the themes of banishment and exile, of fallen gods and resentment, of sacrifice and despair. A representation of things that have been taken from us, and the desire to return to a previous embodiment or form.

Once again, sole member Dis Pater recounts the ultimate journey through death in the shade of a Nature apparently indifferent, yet always glorious in its beauty and compassionate in its embrace. “When coming up with the ideas for Biolume, I was thinking of how the relationship of light and darkness are tied together,” explains the Australian musician. “In the darkest caves, the deepest parts of the ocean, there are lights which are produced by organisms, with no need for the sun. Darkness is seen as a place of banishment, you are expelled from the light. To survive you have to create your own light, which no matter how faint, enables you to see enough of what you need.”

Graced with a visionary cover painting by the inimitable Elijah Tamu, “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains” follows in the footsteps of MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's previous works, offering nocturnal melodies of cosmic proportions solemnly raising from black and doom metal dungeons, spread across carpets of dark electronics. “I wouldn't call it a more straightforward album, but it is certainly more focused," Dis Pater says. "I consider this the beginning of the second chapter of Midnight Odyssey, with a familiar sound but new texture.”
And concludes: “There's a level of spite in this album that I don’t feel I’ve properly expressed before. This is the music I’m singing and performing not as an entertainer, but as a messenger of death, as a temporary vessel with whom the universe channels its most darkest and hidden truths.”

TRACKLIST
1. Hidden In Tartarus (11:49)
2. Forever Silenced (10:09)
3. Biolume (12:16)
4. A Storm Before A Fiery Dawn (10:16)
5. Of Golden Age Descended (8:31)
6. When Titans Fall (10:05)
7. Pillars In The Sky (8:31)

Total Time 71:42

Written, performed and recorded by Dis Pater
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony
Cover painting by Ikonostasis: Artwork of Elijah Tamu
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli

=== PRE-ORDERS STARTING SOON! ===

2x12"LP GATEFOLD (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 300 pcs (100 marble / 200 black)
• 140gr. Vinyls
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• 12"x12" Insert
• Black inner sleeve
• Outer plastic sleeve

CD w/SLIPCASE (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 400 pcs
• Jewel box CD housed in a cardboard Slipcase
• Booklet with lyrics

T-SHIRT (incl. Digital Download)
• Ltd 200 - S / M / L / XL / 2XL
• Band logo on front, cover painting on back

2LP + T-SHIRT / CD + T-SHIRT BUNDLES


Last edited by ADreamOfWolves on Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:41 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:48 am 
 

The track sounds fine, tehcnically is the same he has done so far but I have no big complains about it.

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dirty_harry
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:25 am 
 

If Dis Pater repeats the very same formula he perfected on his previous albums, I'll pass.
We need more music from his other band, Tempestuous Fall, though.

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:05 pm 
 

dirty_harry wrote:
If Dis Pater repeats the very same formula he perfected on his previous albums, I'll pass.
We need more music from his other band, Tempestuous Fall, though.

He's explicitly stated he laid Tempestuous Fall to rest alongside The Crevices Below with Converge, Rivers of Hell being their final release.

That being said, I'm actually unsure what other curve balls he can throw in the formula he's already presented. At the very least, I hope it's not as draggy as Shards of Silver Fade ended up being.
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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 am 
 

I hope it isn't 1000 hours long like his other albums. I dig the Midnight Odyssey vibe but good Lord... let's trim the fat.

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ADreamOfWolves
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 pm 
 

Update posted by Dis Pater yesterday. The confirmation it won't be a double album will please some of you, but I actually enjoy mammoth albums like the last two Midnight Odyssey albums were. It really makes you feel like you experienced an epic journey by the time you get to the end of the album.

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"Thank you to everyone for the great feedback for the new track, and thank you to those who have downloaded it, the fact that the music is out there is the main thing! You’ve given me the encouragement to get my arse into gear and finish this! Yes there will be an LP version, no this isn’t the album artwork, no that’s not my finger on the top left, no this won’t be a double album, but yes the albums will still be long. Thank you for the support!"

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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:51 pm 
 

Cool to hear! I get the whole epic scale of his albums, but I rarely have time to listen to something so long uninterrupted so having an album that long doesn't do much for me.

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sperma_draconis
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:25 pm 
 

dirty_harry wrote:
If Dis Pater repeats the very same formula he perfected on his previous albums, I'll pass.
We need more music from his other band, Tempestuous Fall, though.


FUCK YES! I have loved Midnight Odyssey for years and am probably one of his biggest fans.
That being said, as he continues on with the same ideas, ib beginning to think of that Tempestuous Fall album being about the most amazing thing Dis Pater ever created. Like a super gossamer epic funeral doom with violin and a bright neo-classical feel.

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ADreamOfWolves
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:54 pm 
 

Another two projects that Dis Pater is involved in that no one talks about is Dissvarth and Death Comes Crawling.

Death Comes Crawling is Dis Pater going 80's darkwave. Don't expect any metal. Interesting album if you're into that type of music.
https://deathcomescrawling.bandcamp.com/releases

Dissvarth is basically all of the ambient/symphonic parts taken from Midnight Odyssey songs compiled into a full-length album. There are no harsh vocals or metal in this either. It's very relaxing and beautiful, just like the slower parts in Midnight Odyssey songs.
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.co ... d-the-moon

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pfk505
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17 am 
 

The guy is a massive Dead Can Dance fan, which is what the former of those two projects is all about. Full support to Dis Pater, he's one of my favourite artists and has produced a few absolute masterpieces (Funerals From the Astral Sphere; Converge, Rivers of Hell; The Crevices Below).

Eagerly anticipating this!

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SleepingStar
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm 
 

Update below - due out 1st November!

Spoiler: show
MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY "Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains"

2xLP/CD/Digital - Out November 1st

Listen to the first track, "Hidden In Tartarus":
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/…/biolume-part-1-i…
________________________

Four years after their second album, the highly acclaimed “Shards Of Silver Fade”, Midnight Odyssey return with “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains”, the first in a trilogy of albums exploring the themes of banishment and exile, of fallen gods and resentment, of sacrifice and despair. A representation of things that have been taken from us, and the desire to return to a previous embodiment or form.

Once again, sole member Dis Pater recounts the ultimate journey through death in the shade of a Nature apparently indifferent, yet always glorious in its beauty and compassionate in its embrace. “When coming up with the ideas for Biolume, I was thinking of how the relationship of light and darkness are tied together,” explains the Australian musician. “In the darkest caves, the deepest parts of the ocean, there are lights which are produced by organisms, with no need for the sun. Darkness is seen as a place of banishment, you are expelled from the light. To survive you have to create your own light, which no matter how faint, enables you to see enough of what you need.”

Graced with a visionary cover painting by the inimitable Elijah Tamu, “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains” follows in the footsteps of MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's previous works, offering nocturnal melodies of cosmic proportions solemnly raising from black and doom metal dungeons, spread across carpets of dark electronics. “I wouldn't call it a more straightforward album, but it is certainly more focused," Dis Pater says. "I consider this the beginning of the second chapter of Midnight Odyssey, with a familiar sound but new texture.”
And concludes: “There's a level of spite in this album that I don’t feel I’ve properly expressed before. This is the music I’m singing and performing not as an entertainer, but as a messenger of death, as a temporary vessel with whom the universe channels its most darkest and hidden truths.”

TRACKLIST
1. Hidden In Tartarus (11:49)
2. Forever Silenced (10:09)
3. Biolume (12:16)
4. A Storm Before A Fiery Dawn (10:16)
5. Of Golden Age Descended (8:31)
6. When Titans Fall (10:05)
7. Pillars In The Sky (8:31)

Total Time 71:42

Written, performed and recorded by Dis Pater
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony
Cover painting by Ikonostasis: Artwork of Elijah Tamu
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli

=== PRE-ORDERS STARTING SOON! ===

2x12"LP GATEFOLD (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 300 pcs (100 marble / 200 black)
• 140gr. Vinyls
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• 12"x12" Insert
• Black inner sleeve
• Outer plastic sleeve

CD w/SLIPCASE (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 400 pcs
• Jewel box CD housed in a cardboard Slipcase
• Booklet with lyrics

T-SHIRT (incl. Digital Download)
• Ltd 200 - S / M / L / XL / 2XL
• Band logo on front, cover painting on back

2LP + T-SHIRT / CD + T-SHIRT BUNDLES
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pfk505
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:36 pm 
 

He can keep this same formula forever as far as I'm concerned, its as tailor made for me as any music could be. Its going to be a long month and a half.

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ADreamOfWolves
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Joined: Tue May 22, 2018 11:41 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:41 am 
 

SleepingStar wrote:
Update below - due out 1st November!

Spoiler: show
MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY "Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains"

2xLP/CD/Digital - Out November 1st

Listen to the first track, "Hidden In Tartarus":
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/…/biolume-part-1-i…
________________________

Four years after their second album, the highly acclaimed “Shards Of Silver Fade”, Midnight Odyssey return with “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains”, the first in a trilogy of albums exploring the themes of banishment and exile, of fallen gods and resentment, of sacrifice and despair. A representation of things that have been taken from us, and the desire to return to a previous embodiment or form.

Once again, sole member Dis Pater recounts the ultimate journey through death in the shade of a Nature apparently indifferent, yet always glorious in its beauty and compassionate in its embrace. “When coming up with the ideas for Biolume, I was thinking of how the relationship of light and darkness are tied together,” explains the Australian musician. “In the darkest caves, the deepest parts of the ocean, there are lights which are produced by organisms, with no need for the sun. Darkness is seen as a place of banishment, you are expelled from the light. To survive you have to create your own light, which no matter how faint, enables you to see enough of what you need.”

Graced with a visionary cover painting by the inimitable Elijah Tamu, “Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains” follows in the footsteps of MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's previous works, offering nocturnal melodies of cosmic proportions solemnly raising from black and doom metal dungeons, spread across carpets of dark electronics. “I wouldn't call it a more straightforward album, but it is certainly more focused," Dis Pater says. "I consider this the beginning of the second chapter of Midnight Odyssey, with a familiar sound but new texture.”
And concludes: “There's a level of spite in this album that I don’t feel I’ve properly expressed before. This is the music I’m singing and performing not as an entertainer, but as a messenger of death, as a temporary vessel with whom the universe channels its most darkest and hidden truths.”

TRACKLIST
1. Hidden In Tartarus (11:49)
2. Forever Silenced (10:09)
3. Biolume (12:16)
4. A Storm Before A Fiery Dawn (10:16)
5. Of Golden Age Descended (8:31)
6. When Titans Fall (10:05)
7. Pillars In The Sky (8:31)

Total Time 71:42

Written, performed and recorded by Dis Pater
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony
Cover painting by Ikonostasis: Artwork of Elijah Tamu
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli

=== PRE-ORDERS STARTING SOON! ===

2x12"LP GATEFOLD (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 300 pcs (100 marble / 200 black)
• 140gr. Vinyls
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• 12"x12" Insert
• Black inner sleeve
• Outer plastic sleeve

CD w/SLIPCASE (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 400 pcs
• Jewel box CD housed in a cardboard Slipcase
• Booklet with lyrics

T-SHIRT (incl. Digital Download)
• Ltd 200 - S / M / L / XL / 2XL
• Band logo on front, cover painting on back

2LP + T-SHIRT / CD + T-SHIRT BUNDLES

Thanks, OP updated!

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Pitiless Wanderer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:29 pm 
 

I dunno. Listening to Midnight Odyssey for me is like listening to Joe Biden debating on stage. Moments of brilliance, but long winded and meandering at the same time. I'll definitely check this out though. The title track from his last record is absolutely wonderful.

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