Fears & Rituals

by Benares

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This mini-album was composed and recorded during few semi-improvised sessions in May - July 2013 in Abgrund Tonstudio, Berlin.

I'm publishing it in its raw and unfinished form. Some songs contain fewer instrument-tracks than originally planned or no vocals at all. Some of them could have been more polished or recorded with better precision, but after all, it was not the point and idea behind "Fears & Rituals".

Although this release isn't finished as a musical composition, it does conclude a certain part of my life. Thus the last song, "Descent (Lokabrenna)", is like a full stop at the end of a book. Or maybe an ellipsis?


released August 11, 2013

Music, lyrics, artwork, mix and mastering by P.

Download contains a bonus track and a PDF-booklet.



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Music Against Reality

Music Against Reality is an art and religion collective.

Only the metaphysical is real.

The material world is an illusion inasmuch as it is chaotic and consumed by time.

Life is material, thus it is meaningless.

Death frees one of the meaninglessness.

Ultimate death is only to be reached through knowledge, ritual, and art.

Through knowledge, ritual, and art we die.

Long live death!
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Track Name: Murmurs
I've looked under the bed
and behind the cupboard

I've torn off the wallpaper
and all of the floorboards

but I still haven't found you
yet I know that you're there

I hear your murmurs at night