For the second year running Heathen Harvest is proud to orchestrate – and be part of – a unique occasion. We are honoured to bring together a group of highly talented artists in one place, offering music never heard before by the HH readership. Our Samhainwork albums adhere to a simple but important ethos: to celebrate this auspicious time of the year with a musical gathering, respect and reverence for the the beginning of the Dark Half. The composers on this album have indebted us by offering completely new works from the dark ambient, noise, neofolk genres and beyond.
Samhainwork II follows on from where we left off last year. In addition to the musical offerings which are available for free download here, we are also including in the digital inlay five of the October Obituaries which were contributed by the HH journalistic collective: five individuals whose lifetime work means a great deal to us, and who we chose to honour through our own dedications. Likewise the cover artwork for this year’s release is original as well, contributed by gifted Finland-based artist Veera Pitkänen. Examine the rest of her work here.
Join us as we once more tread the path of anticipation towards Samhain. As we gather together the pieces to adorn our altars and the memoirs of our ancestors for the night itself, these sounds should be the perfect accompaniment to this momentous and important evening.
Ominous in mood and striking in it's execution, "The Architects" is a fantastic release by Randal Collier-Ford that fully displays the depth of his talent and the scope of his vision.
An excellent collection of finely detailed and textured work that thoroughly engages, "The Architects" inspires repeated listens and deeper immersion by the listener, offering greater rewards the further you dive into it. rikm