Church of Illusion
“The Gydening Wyre”
The Necrophile Hummingbird netlabel presents « The Gydening Wyre » by Church of Illusion.
About beneath the surface :
Gus used this poem when Trump got in power as it reminded him of populism and the rise of fascism that W. B. Yeats went through as well. He wanted the original track to start dark and end light, so a passage from darkness into light, a kind of alchemy. Then the pandemic happened and next the war in Ukraine amongst other disasters.
Sadly about a century later, this allegory describes the atmosphere of those gloomy days well.
Perhaps because history will loop until we learn from it.
The Second Coming
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
William Butler Yeats, 1919.
About above the surface :
This EP was waiting for months to be release. When Gus purposed me to release it, I was very enthusiast of course because of the music but also because of the loop concept :
to dive further in this sound thru alternate versions.
And finally because « The second coming » poem as a special meaning to me :
The first Video Art Clip I ever created was for this poem as well it was also one of the first track of Gestalt OrchestrA in 2005.
So I decided to inspire myself of Church of Illusion to create the moniker Invisible Illusion to collaborate with Gus.
Download it also here :
Church of Illusion https://soundcloud.com/churchofillusion
Gus and Co gusandco.bandcamp.com/
The Oroonies www.facebook.com/theoroonies/
Gestalt OrchestrA www.facebook.com/Gestalt-OrchestrA-332291456814407
Invisible Illusion https://soundcloud.com/invisibleillusion
Sleeve artwork by Gus.