Dead Space Chamber Music - The Black Hours
From the tolling bells dividing songs - that must be St Mary Redcliffe or St Thomas the Martyr or St John on the Wall or any other church in Avon the band commune with through their historic Dark Alchemy events. The accompanying booklet even feels like old velum, and holds the key to a lot of the album's visual metaphors and signs. There's many nights and worlds in here!
Semi-transparent turquoise vinyl. Cover art with gold highlighting.
Comes with a full colour booklet taking the listener on a journey through the visual world of The Black Hours, inspired by a medieval devotional 'book of hours' of the same name.
The lyrics are integrated into the marking of the liturgical hours for prayers from from dusk to dawn and through the dark of night. Alongside this, the band are visually portrayed in exquisitely crafted 3D 'miniatures' - a series of 3 images showing DSCM pre-pandemic, during lockdown, and finally in the strange and unsettling world we currently find ourselves in.
Full colour, with detailed mixed media artwork (hand-drawings, collage and photography) throughout, printed on matt finish thick paper. Luxury 'softened leather-feel' textured cover. 12 pages.
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