Abby Helasdottir delivers dreamlike, mesmerising dark atmospheres of sonic ebb and flow where acquatic themes abound. Dense soundscapes billow forth, offering a paean to the elemental spirits and mysterious creatures of the deep earth and waters. My favourite Gydja album! Listen, and immerse yourself.
Favorite track: Beyond the Earth's Edge.
"Nec satis procul ab hoc de quo praemisimus litore, contra occidentalem partem, profundissima aquarum illa vorago est, quam usitato nomine maris umbilicum vocamus. Quae bis in die fluctus absorbere et rursum evomere dicitur, sicut per universa illa litora accedentibus ac recedentibus fluctibus celeritate nimia fieri comprobatur.
Not very far from this shore of which we have spoken, towards the western side, on which the ocean main lies open without end, is that very deep abyss of waters which we call 'the navel of the sea'. It is said twice a day to suck the waves into itself and spew them out again."
- Paulus Diaconus (Historia gentis Langobardorum)
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Because of the age of this work, this album is being made available free to download. Please feel free to make a koha as a mark of your appreciation.
released February 26, 2013
Composed and recorded by Gydja throughout 2005
Mixed by Abby Helasdottir, November-December 2005
Artwork by Chalkdc/Daniel Crokaert
supported by 12 fans who also own “Umbilicus Maris”
“(July 1998)Raccoon City Times The Raccoon City Police Department is currently investigating a string of brutal and bizarre murders on outskirts of town. Local residents have reported seeing strange sickly looking figures on the streets in the midnight hour in their neighborhoods. Blood curdling screams and howling have been reported throughout the night as well. Our only hope is that the mystery can be solved, for it is fear that prowls on us now, times are looking grim in Raccoon City.” -D DistantMemories