Full Length Jewel Case CD
This is the third manifestation of the Dark Ambient act Ahasverus.
"The wine which through the eyes we drink Flows nightly from the moon in torrents, And as a spring-tide overflows The far and distant land"
Ahasverus is the solo project of Henrik Summanen (Anabasis)which deals with pure darkness. It is incredibly well building dark, beautiful ambient, the changes in which you can often anticipate, yet they're still repeatedly admirable.
The CD "Foundation" is full of dark, spooky ambient music. If you are living on the edge, this is a perfect soundtrack. If your days are too long and boring, this album will make them exciting.
This is a very limited and special work of art. Inspiration for the album:
When Dr. Ignazio Roiter found out that a woman in an italian family suddenly lost her ability to sleep completely, the established researchers didn´t believe him. The doctor found after a while that she was suffering from a very rare genetic disease that put the sleeping center in the brain out of use. The patients get more and more changed in personality, after half a year they are hard to communicate with, and after months they die. The gentic disease, called Fatal Familial Insomnia, has an inevitable end in death.
As the radio DJ Peter Tripp tried to place himself in the Guinness book of records for not sleeping for 200 hours, the research team that surveilled him noted that his brain went into dreaming mode – that is, it displayed the same visual energy distribution as when people normally are dreaming. But Peter Tripp wasn´t asleep, he was parttaking in the discussions at the table. Finally he actually made it into the Guinness book of records, but he also divorced his wife and lost his job because of changed personality.
Sleeping, and dreaming, are as these examples show necessary for us to remain unchanged as humans, and to live a social life. But what actually is happening on that other side is unreachable for the researchers. One of the most established methods to gain more knowledge about the mind is to study brain damages and psychologic disorders. But it is hard to see what the scholars can find out from this.
Maybe Ignazio Roiter and Peter Tripp would have agreed, that ultimatly the foundation for life is are the dreams, not the woken unlife. Those who have met Hecate in person can tell.