To mark the 20th anniversary of Hermetic Library’s birth on December 3, Magick, Music and Ritual 12 is the one and only album release for 2016 from the Library’s Anthology Project, with a giant playlist of 45 tracks by 41 artists, new and returning voices. Two Ace of Space tracks, Day One and Broken Fire appear on this compilation.
Paul Le Hat – Guitars, Keyboard, Drums, and other machines.
With guest Mike Barclay – Bass, Rhythm Guitar.*
All tracks by Paul Le Hat except track 3 Paul Le Hat / Mike Barclay.
Recorded at The House of Veils, Northumberland and Room 12, The Bunker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Mixed by Big G and Ace of Space.
Mastered by Geoff Peg at Halcyon Associates.
North Shore, Hartlepool photographed by Paul Le Hat.
CD Page 2, top left Instagram by Jordan Smith. Bottom left photo by Emma Hall.
These original sound recordings may contain sporadic samples from radio and ambient sound on location in the North East of England.
Thank You to The People Who Know:
Rachel, Craig, Colin, Timm and Tracey’s Mirsadeghi Tribe, The Bunker, Big G, Jan and Rose, Olivia, Tim and Tan’s Clan, Graeme Philliskirk, Christine B, Alan Reed, John and Linzi, Henry, Jack, Fred Fowler, John at The Other Record Shop, Ben and Sue in Hartlepool, Liam Williams, Barry Hyde, Siobhan McCollum, Golara at NGCA, Jeff Butterfield, Roy and Fe, Mike Barclay, Martin McFadden, John Tobler at Road Goes on Forever Records, Steve Gibbons, and all at Bad Robot UK. We dedicate this collection to the memory of Roy Mugwe, John Little (The Other Record Shop, Hartlepool) and Richard ‘Dickie’ Hammond (Leatherface, Stokoe, HDQ, Medictation).
© Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat 2015.
℗ Published By Maori Music : PRS For Music CAE / IPI 159804347
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.
Ace of Space tracks Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos from the up coming album A Gentler World and Heugh Lighthouse from Headland appear on The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 10.
Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album release for 2014 from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project, was released at the Autumnal Equinox, Sun in Libra, 2014, with 26 tracks and over 2 hours of music by 21 artists, new and returning voices, and some tracks exclusive to the Hermetic Library and this anthology.
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With the passage of time comes responsibilities, not only with one self but with other people. Increasingly, in a world moving faster and faster towards information overload, mass observation by governments, environmental degradation, the steady collapse of 20th century capitalism and warped media saturation, some of the human race are trying to reassess and realign themselves with what is important to living in the post modern era.
This is not disillusionment, this is not nostalgia, this is not regression, this is not the age of Aquarius, and most definitely not a new religion in any shape or form. Still we must learn from the past and at the same time learn to confine our prejudices to history. Who wants to live in a new dark age? Who wants to live like skeletons? If we are to truly communicate it could be with a broader, more universal outlook in mind in a world without borders, without hierarchy, without kings or queens, without secrecy at any level.
So far it is working, but the transmissions are intermittent.
The Miller Man.
Paul Le Hat – Guitars and other machines.
All compositions by Paul Le Hat.
Recorded at The House of Veils in Northumberland.
Mixed by Geoff Peg and Ace of Space.
Mastered by Geoff Peg for Halcyon Associates.
Pontop Pike, Co. Durham, photographed by John-Paul Stephenson.
These original sound recordings may contain sporadic samples from radio and ambient sample sounds recorded in the Northeast of England.
© Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat 2013
Published by Maori Music Publishing UK 2013.
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited.
Thank You to the People Who Know:
Rachel, Craig, Colin, Timm and Tracey’s Mirsadeghi Tribe, The Minch, Karen, John at The Other Record Shop (RIP), Ben and Sue in Hartlepool, Kenny at The Bunker, Gary Alderson (The G), Jen, Jan and Rose, Olivia, Tim and Tan, Graeme Philliskirk, Christine B, Alan Reed, John and Linzi, Henry, Jack, Fred Fowler, Siobhan McCallum, Frank Styles, Pauline and Ged, Nigel and B, Pheobe, Graham and Jane, Golara at NGCA, Jeff Butterfield, Roy and Fe, Mike Barclay, John Tobler at Road Goes on Forever Records, Steve Gibbons, and the people at Bad Robot UK.
Bandcamp have a selection of great new players for your favourite music on their website which can be found via the ‘Share / Embed’ underneath the album artwork. Here is one of ours (Click image to play) :
Pontop Pike (take 2) from Intermittent Transmissions
The mast was built in 1953 and its construction was brought forward by the BBC so that people in North East England could watch the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II live on the 405-line television system VHF then in use in the UK. Test transmissions from a low-power temporary aerial began on Monday, 20 April 1953, and the first programmes were transmitted on Friday, 1 May 1953, in plenty of time for the Coronation on 2 June. UHF transmissions (625 line colour) began in 1966 and the VHF television signal was switched off in 1985.
Ace Of Space – Headland
This is the latest album by Ace Of Space which is Paul Le Hat’s cinematic electronica music project. To him his music is about “capturing the moment, just like taking a photograph or snapshot, in musical terms” which is a beautiful way to think of music we think.
Back to his latest album, just as the name suggests ‘Ace of Space’ this musical endeavour is something out of the ordinary – by this I mean it is a fusing of mellow beats overladen with various electronic musical machines that make each song sound ‘Space’ like.
It has to be said rather than the harsh rapid sound you would expect from electronic music this album is very calming from the atmospheric feel it creates through the use of echoing guitar riffs and sweeping soundscapes. It is one for those who love the old electronica sound from the sixties.