Transmutation (EP)

by Wilderness Hymnal

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1.
Phosphor 05:07
Sick, white noise Tectonic ripples unfold your skull A thick miasma of pulsing light Just you wait… The synapse charge Murmuring Bone creaks and chattering of teeth And folding inwards on layers of grey Folding inwards upon orbit of grey Did revelation creep in Like pins and needles In your sleeping limbs Did love leave you slowly…?
2.
Arc 06:17
A pillar rises in uncertain time As the breath of war obscures the sun The child rides against you on the battlefield Torn down In the name of the Divine A fervent hand seals the damned Do you revel in the iron taste Of fratricide She is not ours She is not of our tribe She is not ours She is not from our tribe… The behemoth stirs To rewrite your epitaph Betrayal washed in centuries Hypocrisy blown like ash Holy, now.
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Torsion 07:17
Impatient, always Since the young seeds grew Observing cycles of flame to gunpowder Until the bitterness beat them blue And the water no longer flows And I grow tired of damage and repair Nailed down in one position Watching the dust blow away Brother, let the barbs roll off Brother, just let the arrows fall Brother, why can't you just Let the barbs roll right off

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"An aura-soaked one-man vision... ethereal and expansive." -
The Sleeping Shaman

"A refreshing, borderless and experimental vein in music that hasn’t been punctured yet." - Echoes & Dust

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released July 21, 2014

Javier Wallis - Vocals, piano, organ, synths, samples, slide guitar, additional percussion.
John Simm – Drums.
Rory Vallely - Additional guitars on ‘Torsion’.

Engineered & produced by Rory Vallely at Edge Studios, Manchester, 2013.
Mixed by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood.
Mastered by James Plotkin.

Cover artwork by Simone Gastaldon (photography) & Javier Wallis (illustration).

All songs written by Javier Wallis ©2014.

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Wilderness Hymnal Utrecht, Netherlands

Wilderness Hymnal is the solo project of British-Venezuelan musician and visual artist Javier Wallis.
Drawing on a hallucinatory Catholic childhood where church, forest and dark history weren't far away from each other, the result is a series of apocalyptic psalms that blur the lines between doom metal, glacial electronica, progressive rock and eerie folk music. ... more

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