“Luciferis was composed as a dark doppelganger of the “Nona, Decima et Morta” LP. Luciferis is the first act of a Trilogy I : Luciferis/canto XXXIV/ Satan.
In “Nona...” I strove to create a lace of voices, an embroidery of several drones. I was searching for hope and brightness. Luciferis is a fight between the Inside and the Outside of any kind. I studied a lot of biblical representations—mostly the drawings of Gustave Doré.
Precisely “The fall of Lucifer”, his iconographic engravure of that fall has neither beginning nor end. This fall-inspired those two tracks.
As if we were trapped in the unreal battle of darkness versus light, unconsciousness and being awake, being aware of what we could never understand.
There is no voice in "Luciferis".
I replaced it with the guitars composed and performed by Thomas.
The human voice was useless.
You cannot sing as dark as evil or as bright as heaven.
It was useless trying.
The vision of Luciferis by William Blake in the Divine Comedy inspired me a lot too.
I travel between Doré, Dante, Milton and Blake.
This four are my favourite boy’s band."
1/ Cadere ( "to fall" in latin)
2/ Luceat ( "may he rises”)
Golem M ( and the precious help of S. O' Malley), January 2021
released February 5, 2021
SOMA041/ IDEOLOGIC ORGAN/ EDITIONS MEGO RELEASE
Artwork and Curation: Stephen O'Malley
All composed and performed by Golem Mecanique and her special guest Thomas Bel
Golem Mecanique/Drone Box (processed electric hurdy gurdy)
Thomas Bel/ Guitar
You would think there’s nothing left to say about Lucifer’s fall, but as always GM makes the Mystery, pathos, and horror behind this familiar tale shine black and new. Her harrowing dream-sepulchral demongelic voice paired with Thomas Bel’s eerie, droning guitar give this release a chilling, haunted ache. And only GM could make a hurdy-gurdy’s drone sound this creepy and possessed: like a subliminal scream expressing such profound agony that it sets the world’s teeth on edge for eternity. Dave Aftandilian
Created in partnership with the Canadian noisemakers, the late legend's final collaborative LP enshrines his ability to lift joint ventures into otherworldly territory. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 8, 2021