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After last year's record "Sentinel," Spectral Lore is back with a concept album shared with the U.S. one man band Mare Cognitum.
"SOL" is not a typical split album, but a collaboration on many levels, starting from the conceptual and moving on to the musical. As the bands declare: "Themes and riffs have been cross-referenced and transfigured, structures have been put in proportion, lyrics have been written in parallel. Conceptually, it is an attempt at a kind of cosmological philosophy; searching the vast, cold expanses of the universe(-s) for traces of meaning and purpose. What it is out there that is fundamental, absolute and shared? What can we learn about ourselves by looking outward, to the void and the inanimate?"
The track listing is:
1. Mare Cognitum - Sol Ouroboros (29:10)
2. Spectral Lore - Sol Medius (25:53)
3. Mare Cognitum / Spectral Lore - Red Giant (14:24) More...
Mare Cognitum, the one man black metal project from Jacob Buczarski, released "The Sea Which Has Become Known" on August 29th, 2011 through Severed Limb Records. A song from the album, titled "A Vain Lament," is now available for streaming online through Noisecreep.com at this location.
Buczarski commented on the track: "My lyrics are always written last after the song is in its final form. I simply listen to the finished track a few times and see what my imagination produces, usually a story or a character. I use this image to inspire lyrics, and often times I read over the final product and realize it does not seem to illustrate what I originally envisioned or that it came out much more vague.
"In the situation of 'A Vain Lament,' the lyrics involve one person's journey into a hypothetical afterlife where he is forced to finally stop to see the beauty of existence he had missed his entire life. I wrote this while particularly dismayed at the effect that things like constant advertising and commercialization have on the human mind, especially city dwellers like myself."