Shortly after the anticipated release of The Alchemical Visions Of Zosimos, Aleph.Null began studying regularly at a small Kali temple located in the heart of downtown Denver. Under the guidance and training of John C. Mayer he received training in Kriya practices at Chamunda Mandir. After studying over the following year, this album was written to honor the 10 wisdoms of Kali.
Part of the now infamous “2012 destruction event”, the music recorded on this album was played along side a terrifying barrage of glass, fire, destruction and incantations.
This elaborate event included a piano performance by Nightingale Machine which culminated in the violent deconstruction of her piano along side the creation and destruction of 5 beautiful, one of a kind “glass mandalas” hand painted by the now renown occult artist and writer Kevin Foy. The alchemist-poet Ink Kensington held us captive as he told us a brutal story of tragedy and survival and John Mayer performed a Puja to each of the aspects of Kali whom we honored that night. All the while Aleph.Null performed a storm of electronic music while hurling glass jars of symbolic “offerings” into the crowd, equalling to wave after wave of shrapnel, meat, frogs, ammunition, blood and wine.
Little did we know that what would happen on this night would change us and our audience for a lifetime. Without provocation or planning our audience began making their own chaotic music and destruction.
At the end of the night among shards of glass, mirror, wood, wires, puddles of blood, meat, fish, and ammunition, our newly found selves were the only thing whole that remained. Live recordings of that sacred night were later released as a third and unexpected component along side this and its sister album.
released 21 December 2012
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