104 | the hermit – liber 3 – dualism
Following H.P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, “light and darkness are identical in themselves, being only divisible in the human mind”. To resolve such seeming antagonisms – between light and darkness, life and death – and to show that these in fact are just two sides of the same coin, these are the declared goals of The Hermits new album “Liber 3 – Dualism”. Dualism, seeming contrasts which nevertheless share the same area of conflict, are the overarching topic. Such conceptual approach and metaphysical references are reflected in The Hermit’s musical pluralism, combining influences from Ambient and Electronica to Detroit, Wave and Industrial, and turning them into a perfectly balanced and conclusive listening experience. The fact that huge contrasts are always very close to each other here is best bdemonstrated by “Funeral”, a title which didn’t exactly hint at the melodic, almost euphoric electronica hiding behind. The tracks feature vocals of The Hermit himself and Zweileen, and are entirely self-contained, meaning that – contrary to many other concept albums – they don’t rely on any conceptual superstructure but speak entirely for themselves. And by doing so, their immediate and direct appeal prove the point that The Hermit has no doubt found his way. Harmony and dissonance, this is yet another dualism, one which is of utmost importance for any musician. And this is precisely the one which The Hermit masters better than ever.
- veil of the high priestes
- teaching light
- the holy bush
- dark silence
- conducting thoughtful of 9 feat. zweileen
- between the lines
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LEE HOLMAN Nice stuff for home listening or in the car. Thanks! – RIYAZ KHAN / DIVERSIONS ON CHRY105.5FM intriguing sounds! – DOUGLAS FUGAZI / MEDELLINSTYLE Wow!! This release sounds really cool. Thanks!! – TIM THALER / BLN.FM downloading – BENOÎT CARRETIER / TSUGI some cool tracks – NORI / EXTRA MUSIC NEW On promo chart – ALFRED BOS / DJ BROADCAST Congrats for this third release. Opaque, yet focuesed as ever, – RAPHAEL DINCSOY / H-PRODUCTIONS, MB ELEKTRONICS, ABSTRACT, LEHMANN CLUB interesting – C.C.R / CAVE CARLI RADIO playlist on CCR – ANDREW WOWK / PULSE RADIO, INTHEMIX.AU “Perception” is a wonderful track – DAVID ZONA / SOE.FM & CLUBBING.FM (GENERICOS!!! RADIO SHOW) Dualism, smell like summer – DANZERIA / DANZERIA Nice electronic vibes, a lot of ambient. – JENS HOLMES / NIGHTCODE, URGENT.FM, NO SHIT LIKE DEEP Classy and a beauty…airplay! – LAURENT DIOUF / MCD MAGAZINE / WTM RADIO SHOW another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;) – SPARK / SOUNDWALL.IT / BRACHIAL KONTAKT / TECHNO LEGENDS / ART STYLE TECHNO Great :o take all – MARTIN BÖTTCHER / BYTE.FM, DEUTSCHLAND RADIO, TAGESSPIEGEL jefällt mir janz jut :-) – TOMAZ / 22TRACKS.COM trip ! – WESTRADIO.GR very good album! will support on west radio! thanks – LUIS ROZALEN / CLUBBING SPAIN, BEATBURGUER like it – ANTON BANKS / THE VAULT RADIO SHOW Lots to choose from. Will try a few. Thanks. – FABIAN BIRKE / WOMR COLLEGE RADIO / BLN.FM For radio play, thanks!!! – MAT / THE-ZONE.IT Thanks! Download for The-Zone 88.9Fm Radio show – LOUK / 24/7 MAGAZINE, CORE MAGAZINE, EAT MUSIC FM, DIGITALLY IMPORTED – DI.FM Not for me thanks. – MRPAUL / EMISSIONS / BEAT VISION Some nice tracks featured on the release… thanks – CORIN ARNOLD / BLN FM very cool,full support – DJ JAVIMAR / DJ MAG SPAIN Really good. un disco muy interesante. Thanks – GABRIELE GILLERI / DIFFERENTGROOVES.COM supported by different grooves – DAVIDE SIRI / IYEZINE nice rhythms by The Hermit ! Very trippy music – HEIKE REICH / ZUENDFUNK gooood! downloading for zuendfunk munich, bayern 2 – big thanks – AURELIO CIANCIOTTA / WICKED STYLE it’s stylish – BLEED / DE:BUG considering for review – JOHN MASSEY / SOUND REHAB Cool release, Teaching Light, Conducting Thoughtful and Ritual for me. Thx!