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BY THE SPIRITS
OSI AND THE JUPITER
‘Songs of Origin and Spirit’ is where four artists come together in celebration of creativity, place, and spirituality – all drawn by a common goal and linked vision. Four artists joined by a shared drive to deliver heartfelt expressions derived from these unusual times of isolation and reflection. Four artists aligned in a commitment to bring the listener into their world, yet each distinctly unique and presenting their respective singular musical vision.
United by association with the Eisenwald label and from deep ruminations upon the stirring landscapes that form the bedrock of their inspiration, this 4-way collaboration split album represents each of these artists sharing something very special with their listeners – giving back to those who have supported them and hopefully sharing some small solace with the wider world in these challenging, disturbing days.
By the Spirits, Osi and the Jupiter, Mosaic, and Fellwarden, therefore, contribute four distinct pieces each that highlight a different expression of their art. All four approach their craft here to reinterpret their sound in a way that highlights that these artistic projects truly are about sincere expression rather than simply rehashing the same atmospheres time and again. These are songs that speak of yearning and of wandering – an embodiment of the truly meaningful aspects of existence that resonate within the very core of what makes us human.
Four artists, sixteen songs, and one long journey through realms that at present, exist only within the confines of our minds yet that one day, we can hopefully return to – unfettered and unhindered. Until that point, may ‘Songs of Origin and Spirit’ help guide the lost and sooth souls in this troubled epoch.
released December 11, 2020
Songs recorded March/April 2020 at Shockwave Studios by The Watcher.
Mastered by Valkenstijn / House of Inkantation.
"Not all who wander are lost
The seekers will roam forever
For it is truly said
That our answers ever lie
Beyond the next horizon
And thus we eternally seek our reality
Thrown into searing, sanguine splendour."
Dedicated to all those places I have seen, those places yet to be seen and those places I will never see. For one day, finality will come and this journey will end.