domingo, 14 de junio de 2015


Para su sexto larga duración Klyne se ha rodeado de un elenco de músicos por primera vez para poder desarrollar el álbum. "The Epochs That Built the Mountains" rompe un tanto con sus anteriores trabajos, hay un mejor sonido y una menor presencia de instrumentos acústicos para dejar sitio a una música mucho más épica, rozando lo operístico. Las composiciones han perdido ese componente metálico para cargar el peso de la misma en los sintetizadores y si bien esa sensación folk y de contacto con la naturaleza sigue estando presente se han perdido otras, sobre todo la de asistir a la audición de un álbum de black en todo regla. Las voces siguen siendo relativamente variadas con registro limpios y claros en contraposición a otros más agresivos y operísticos, todo muy grandilocuente. Estamos ante una obra mucho más elaborada que se adentra en terrenos sinfónicos, abandonando la crudeza y atmósferas de antaño para dejarse llevar por la vertiente más sinfónica del género. (7,8).

1. Laurentia 06:03
  Hear now, Great Mother of my land, 
Your ghost haunts all that is here, now, 
Here, that I call home. 

Here - now, Laurentia is upon 
The soul of a northern one 
Who wishes to know her. 

Secrets cast in stone 
And locked by the hands of time 
Are the only remnants 
Of a land lost to the ages. 

A stone image of a seafarer 
Cradled skyward upon a ridge 
Has spoken of my mountains 
With an incredible voice 
Passing ghosts from the rocks 
To my dreams. 

Hear now, Great Mother of my land 
That you are upon my dreams, 
You, great Laurentia!
2. Close the Ocean 06:01
Upon this world 
Even lands wander 
Upon journeys of thousands of miles. 
And in this epoch 
A great ocean dies 
Before the march of the lands' last embrace. 

The death of one Earth 
In genesis of another 
Brings lands closer to what our ages know. 
For behold, great forces below 
Upend the basin and the mountains now rise! 

Land comes upon land 
in an old, grand epoch of change. 

When all lands are in search of each other, 
The seas will yield before their advance, 
For behold, great forces below 
Upend the basin and the mountains now rise!
3. Rise to the Heavens 05:52
Rise to the heavens; Reach out through time. When lands collide, Let the mountains rise. Rise to the heavens as all lands gather, Riding the storms within the Earth. In this brief moment before it seems That all life will die, Something beautiful happened, And my Appalachians rose proudly into the sky! Long ago, my mountains were the tallest, Before wind and rain had their say. But even today, only ignorant eyes Can look upon these Appalachians And call them "humble." For they have borne skyward The fractured remains of a time That tell us about the forgotten age Of a once different Earth. Rise to the heavens and unite distant epochs, For all lands became one In the moments of your origin. And bear thee skyward the imprints of ancient times, For you are the mighty Appalachians, Old and beautiful; You are a testament of the Earth!  
4. The Last All-Land 05:17
 Span of the Earth; 
Many have become but one 
Ancient giant, 
For the lands came upon greatness and fused. 
And in the middle, 
Mountains like none before 
Kissed the heavens and stood against 
All that time could summon. 

Span of the Earth; 
Mother of my mountains! 
Fire below; 
The forge of all epochs! 
The Earth above; 
The face of eternal change! 
The mountains high; 
The dreams of the gods themselves! 

The greatest of lands 
Destined to be torn asunder; 
For giants that seem unmoveable 
Flow as rivers charging from the mountains. 

Span of the Earth; 
An old world's ghosts in a new age, 
Though the story of my mountains 
Is far from ending!
5. Clay Becomes Stone 04:51  instrumental
6. The Cycle of Sea and Mountain 05:41
 Rise to the knowledge of the Earth! 
Mountain and sea are eternally tied 
In their vortex - a swirl of re-creation - 
In an embrace as old as time. 

The epochs echo those that came before, 
As the sea and mountains sing the harmony of this world. 

Rise to this knowledge of the Earth, 
For the ground beneath our feet 
Changes as do the clouds above 
When the fearsome storms gather, 
And the eternal marble of the Earth 
Shall always persist, 
For the mountains flow into the sea 
Only to rise again. 

From the tallest mountains 
Are borne the ocean's depths. 

The beauty we call this Earth 
Flows as do the rivers, 
For in every rock 
Distant epochs sparkle
7. Watergap 05:08
 How can it be 
That the river is stronger than the mountain, 
The water can move the land, 
That the Rain can crumble to boulder? 
How can it be? 

How can it be 
The the river can stand it ground, 
And say, "The mountain shall not rise here, 
And my course to the sea shall remain, 

For when the mountain tried to give the river 
To the heavens, the river cut back down, 
Saying, "None shall move me from this Earth!" 

But these things are to be this world, 
That the river can carve the land, 
That this Earth - forever changed - 
Changes forever!
8. Withstand the Ages 05:51
A miracle are these mountains; they have withstood. 
And cruelties many they have defied. 

A miracle are these mountains, for they still stand. 
The ages spared no hardship upon this tortured land. 

Withstand the ages that would see your end. 

These mountains withstood; these mountains survived. 
These mountains still stand; these mountains still live. 
Through endless time, from old Earth to new, 
These mountains have stood; these mountains still live. 

Ages of sun and atmosphere 
Wrought destruction upon these mountains. 

Buried and uncovered, with once proud peaks 
Rended and cast into the sea, my mountains stand, still. 
And when all lands are again one, 
My Appalachians will reach the heavens once more.
9. Hymn to the Ancient Mountains 06:06
 When these mountains rose, 
the Earth gained a new beauty. 
And when these mountains rose, 
A new soul was brought upon this land. 

For the mountains sing the tales of the ages, 
And they bring the heavens closer to the Earth. 
My mountains stand, so eternal and glorious 
As the genesis of endless wonder. 

See now what remains of ages ancient 
-To this land 
-To this world. 

For the mountains sing the tales of the ages, 
And they bring the heavens closer to my heart, 
As my soul calls out to the ancient epochs, 
That echo still from peak to shaded valley.

Illustration by Pascal Hauer (worked for Lantlôs, Vargnatt and others). Concept and Post-Execution by Inkantator Koura.

MOSAIC is the solo-project of Inkantator Koura (Alchemyst, Seremoni).
He is supported by Wiedergaenger (Total Negation, Nachts, Auvandril) on Session-Drums and Stephan Löscher (mastermind behind FJOERGYN) who creates the interlude for the split track.

ANTI is a project of Anti (Ex-Darkestrah) on strings, A.Krieg (Eternity, Darkmoon Warriors) on vocals and Zahgurim (Ex-Bethlehem) on Drums - creating dismal black metal at its best.

Mosaic - Stellar Landscape 7.58min

Anti - Landscape in Minor (Re-Recorded 2012 with real drummer!) 6.24min 

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- uncoated (matte) paper
- limited to 500 copies

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