Sol (Remastered Edition)

by SPECTRAL LORE and MARE COGNITUM

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Originally released in 2013, "Sol" is the acclaimed conceptual split album which contributed to establish SPECTRAL LORE and MARE COGNITUM within today's atmospheric black metal scene. A scene that they helped to develop, bringing in new and exciting stimuli together with a daring, progressive approach, transforming and transcending black metal without betraying its primary nature: that of a probe to plumb the human microcosm reflected in macrocosmic abysses.

Far from being a typical split album, "SOL" is a collaboration on many levels, starting from the conceptual and moving on to the musical. Themes and riffs have been cross-referenced and transfigured, structures have been put in proportion, lyrics have been written in parallel.
Conceptually, "Sol" is an attempt at a kind of cosmological philosophy; searching the vast, cold expanses of the universes 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?

SPECTRAL LORE and MARE COGNITUM reintroduce those important questions once again, thanks to the long-awaited and remastered reissue of “Sol”, an album that already made the history of atmospheric black metal.

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released March 30, 2018

SPECTRAL LORE is Ayloss - all instruments and vocals
MARE COGNITUM is Jacob Buczarski - all instruments and vocals

Sol Ouroboros: Composed, recorded and produced by Jacob Buczarski at the Lunar Meadow in 2013
Additional lead guitars by Ayloss
Sol Medius: Composed, recored and produced by Ayloss at the Steallar Auditorium in 2013
Additional vocals by Jacob Buczarski
Red Giant: Co-written and produced by Ayloss and Jacob Buczarski

All tracks remastered in 2017 by Jacob Buczarski

The original recording available here in digital format:
i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sol-original-recording-edition

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Track Name: MARE COGNITUM - Sol Ouroboros
The horizon, an unfathomable darkness
Beacons of light within, gleam dimly
From the farthest of existence

The offspring observes
A history written in reverse
Leading to
One Exhalation

Of an unknown breath.

Parallel structures emerge
between incomparable proportions
Revealed symmetry
from aberrant appearance

Awareness paints a mirage of self-singularity
From it, a volition of immortality

The vessel of intellect
thrusts the sight light years away
An acceleration bending the fabric of spacetime
Leading into the Heart of the Cosmos.

Wandering the blackened void, there lie
Elemental whispers of the primordial ordinance

Attracting each other, forming clouds
Which collapse into higher densities

A unity of spherical mass
With a diadem as umbilical chord

Thus, the God-Kings are born
The ever-burning forges of the cosmos
Bearers of the strength to meld the core of matter together
From the remnants, their children arise
Hearth-givers and messangers to them alike.
(enas skoteinos stixos)

The sight, however wondrous, returns incomplete.
A rope of one lineage connects existence all throughout,
from weightless elements to beasts of metal mass
from oneness to mind-bending complexity

Spectral, though is the hand that infuses with Spirit
If it is not grabbed, how won't it always vanish?
When even Gods one day fade out.

The dream is dying, the mirror cracking
The begotter cannot protect the brethen
Yet lays down everything at their grasp.

Within the endless dark sea of unknowing
The rays of far-away beacons
Still conjoin in patterns meaningful

An explosion of evitability
The self-transforming agents
Divine feedback mechanisms

We are Soldiers
Volition of the Universe
Sentinels of All

Murderers of Self
Scorners of Oblivion

Impermanence and Transformation
Complexity and Bonding
Continuity of Logos, Extra-Conscious Transcendance

A spiral path we must walk
Towards an ever-dark horizon.
Track Name: SPECTRAL LORE - Sol Medius
The horizon, an unfathomable darkness
Beacons of light within, gleam dimly
From the farthest of existence

The offspring observes
A history written in reverse
Leading to
One Exhalation

Of an unknown breath.

Parallel structures emerge
between incomparable proportions
Revealed symmetry
from aberrant appearance

Awareness paints a mirage of self-singularity
From it, a volition of immortality

The vessel of intellect
thrusts the sight light years away
An acceleration bending the fabric of spacetime
Leading into the Heart of the Cosmos.

Wandering the blackened void, there lie
Elemental whispers of the primordial ordinance

Attracting each other, forming clouds
Which collapse into higher densities

A unity of spherical mass
With a diadem as umbilical chord

Thus, the God-Kings are born
The ever-burning forges of the cosmos
Bearers of the strength to meld the core of matter together
From the remnants, their children arise
Hearth-givers and messangers to them alike.
(enas skoteinos stixos)

The sight, however wondrous, returns incomplete.
A rope of one lineage connects existence all throughout,
from weightless elements to beasts of metal mass
from oneness to mind-bending complexity

Spectral, though is the hand that infuses with Spirit
If it is not grabbed, how won't it always vanish?
When even Gods one day fade out.

The dream is dying, the mirror cracking
The begotter cannot protect the brethen
Yet lays down everything at their grasp.

Within the endless dark sea of unknowing
The rays of far-away beacons
Still conjoin in patterns meaningful

An explosion of evitability
The self-transforming agents
Divine feedback mechanisms

We are Soldiers
Volition of the Universe
Sentinels of All

Murderers of Self
Scorners of Oblivion

Impermanence and Transformation
Complexity and Bonding
Continuity of Logos, Extra-Conscious Transcendance

A spiral path we must walk
Towards an ever-dark horizon.

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