Years in the making, fraught with difficulty and still, even now, a bearer of bad blood and woeful tidings but Magpie & Raven is undoubtedly the most accomplished project Wraiths have been involved in as Pyramids, under the guiding eye of R Loren, manage to snatch a fragile beauty from the filth-smeared maw of Wraiths’ vileness…
Originally released on vinyl and tape by Aurora Borealis, Magpie & Raven is now available as a digital edition.
INCLUDED WITH THIS DOWNLOAD; the original Wraiths recording that forms the foundation of the track in both its edited and 50-minute full-length versions. These tracks were created from sound samples, provided by Pyramids and subsequently played through manual manipulation of a broken tape-player.
“Come here,” he said. “And I’ll give your flesh to the birds.” – 1 Samuel 17:44.
The only release on Ordo Pestilentia to not feature any musical input by label-magos Gaendaal is, sickeningly, perhaps one of our best. A dizzying, woozy journey into the kind of unpleasantly urban beats promulgated by the likes of Techno Animal and Dälek but with even more grime and detuned radio fuzz layered over the top. Voices echo from nowhere as strange rituals rumble up from the sewers.
Previously only available as in a now sold-out CD form and as stream-only, Epidemics Of The Modern Age is now available as a high-quality download from the Ordo Pestilentia bandcamp page.
Clemens Scheitz (2 September 1899 – 24 October 1980)
As with our other releases, Plaguebearer is now available as a digital download from our Bandcamp page due to the physical copies, originally released by Paradigms Recordings, having recently sold out.
Described by the label as “haunting ritual evokation of all consuming, shape-shifting blackness; electronic ritual in spectral tongue” Plaguebearer is Wraiths at their most cohesive but perhaps also at their most threatening. Eerie horns echo in from the edges as wild drums beat under leaden skies.
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of Hell?” – Book of Matthew 23:33
Digital-only split release between these two sonic monoliths. TenHornedBeast provide an abyssal howl of lingering textures and guitar-drone whilst Sigillum Dei work their alchemistry on a short sample of THB’s original to create a fog of radium clicks and mechanical rumblings.
Available now on the Ordo Pestilentia Bandcamp page for free stream and low-cost download.
Ehrenmal fur die Opfer der Arbeit…
Years in the making, fraught with difficulty and still, even now, a bearer of bad blood and woeful tidings but ‘Magpie & Raven’ is perhaps the most accomplished project Wraiths have been involved in. Pyramids, under the guiding eye of R Loren, manage to snatch a fragile beauty from the filth-smeared maw of Wraiths’ vileness…
The final copies of both the vinyl and cassette versions are now available through the Ordo Pestilentia shop, along with an aetheric distillation. All versions come with Wraiths’ previously-unheard original submision to the project in both its edited and full-length versions. More details on the shop page.
“Come here,” he said. “And I’ll give your flesh to the birds.”
1 Samuel 17:44.
I have found a couple, literally a couple, of these tapes in a forgotten packing case and and they are now available to buy. This edition was limited to 100 copies and sold out at source very quickly, so these are likely to be the last few available.
Sigillum Dei contributed a track to Rainbow Bridge’s Minimalism & Juxtaposition online compilation back in July 2012. Fifty artists were each asked to submit a five minute track of minimalist sound and the label explanation outlines the rest;
“This is a compilation of minimal tracks submitted by nearly 50 different experimental artists from around the globe. These 2 to 5-layer tracks were mixed, matched and layered by Justin Marc Lloyd. Besides light mastering, none of the submitted sounds were altered during the collaging process.”
The result is a startling impressive collection of innovative works from the improvisational underground.
We thought, however, that it might be interesting to make Sigillum Dei’s original piece available.
Intentionally minimal sound content.
The digital Ordo Pestilentia store is now open, with many new and old Ordo-related items available. Now we start work on the physical store, which will include many rarities from the archives.