HALO MANASH: Caickuwi Cauwas Walkeus CD Aural Hypnox
This is a re-issue of what was an extremely limited edition first press and a worthy one at that.
Seamlessly flowing from start to finish, over the course of five lengthy tracks, a story is told under the guise of Finnish funeral sermons from the 18th century. The music itself is befitting of the concept; and is solely comprised of acoustic instrumentation.
From the opening resonations of the muted gongs, the listener is thrown deep into a ritualistic bed of horns and drones that reverberate to great effect. Halo Manash present here, what they interpret as a return of lost primeval forest hymns; and being the first in the series of albums from the label’s ‘Stellar Mansion’ series, that capitalise on past “Helixes Transmissions, sent back from distant stars”. There has been a great deal of thought from both parties thrown into the mix; and it ultimately shows.
Overall, ‘Caickuwi Cauwas Walkeus’ is great representative body of work from the scene it has risen from; and a perfect meditative release from the normalities that this world presents, stepping forward into a deeper underbelly of arcane mystery.