Blood Bright Star – Solar Infinite

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Blood Bright Star – Solar Infinite
April 2, 2013
Antithetic Records

California’s BLOOD BRIGHT STAR has delivered a powerful and diverse concept album with SOLAR INFINITE, due on April 2nd by ANTITHETIC RECORDS. This album reflects the progression of light to dark, in concept and musicality, giving the listener a compelling balancing act to be immersed in. BLOOD BRIGHT STAR exhibit this range of styles through the influence of the late 60’s Krautrock scene as well as psychedlic rock, ambient/drone, and even traces of black metal.

The album is written in adoration of the sun, and also completes the cycle of a day.The songs on the first half of the album are notably brighter and more upbeat representing the morning and day, in comparison to the latter half which represent the dusk and night and are dark and cold. The musical progression follows the change from day to night, as do the lyrics and the four Liber Resh Vel Helios rituals found before each of the songs. The album is meant to be listened to in order as a whole. An explanation of the rituals is listed below:

1.      Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice: “Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun. Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm. Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!”

2.      Also at Noon, let him greet the Sun, facing South, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice: “Hail unto Thee who art Ahathoor in Thy triumphing, even unto Thee who art Ahathoor in Thy beauty, who travellest over the heavens in thy bark at the Mid-course of the Sun. Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm. Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Morning!”

3.      Also, at Sunset, let him greet the Sun, facing West, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice: “Hail unto Thee who art Tum in Thy setting, even unto Thee who art Tum in Thy joy, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Down-going of the Sun. Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm. Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Day!”

4.      Lastly, at Midnight, let him greet the Sun, facing North, giving the sign of his grade, and let him say in a loud voice: “Hail unto thee who art Khephra in Thy hiding, even unto Thee who art Khephra in Thy silence, who travellest over the heavens in Thy bark at the Midnight Hour of the Sun. Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm. Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Evening.”

5.      And after each of these invocations thou shalt give the sign of silence, and afterward thou shalt perform the adoration that is taught thee by thy Superior. And then do thou compose Thyself to holy meditation.

6.      Also it is better if in these adorations thou assume the God-form of Whom thou adorest, as if thou didst unite with Him in the adoration of That which is beyond Him.

7.      Thus shalt thou ever be mindful of the Great Work which thou hast undertaken to perform, and thus shalt thou be strengthened to pursue it unto the attainment of the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.

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CVLT Nation (Stream & Review)

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Blood Bright Star is a 3 piece rock band from California. Their style is influenced by many genres, heavily leaning on the Krautrock scene of the late 1960’s, as well as psycheledic, drone, and even heavier styles as black metal. Their overall style balances dark and light elements, lyrical and musical: groove driven; at times serene, and other times chaotic and unnerving.

Reuben – All Instruments and Artwork
Dustin – Main Vocals
Morgan – Clean Vocals, Guitar on “Nancy Sings”

Discography:
Blood Bright Star/Obisidan Towers (2012) [Constellation Tatsu]
Blood Bright Star/Among the Bones (2012) [Ivory Antler]

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