collaborative offering from two Pacific Northwestern ritual
folk artists, known to the community as novemthree and
Cycle of the Raven Talons (formerly ruhr hunter).
From the opening invocation; “Oh spirit Sun, guide
and protect us. Oh spirit Rain, cleanse and inform
us. Oh spirit Earth, nurture and feed us. In this
life, I start anew....”
Through this organic and purely acoustic prescence,
It becomes self evident the Cedar Spirits express a
growth of spirit, light of life within a deeply respectful
musical craft. A craft focusing a humble, apologetic
nature through a richly intentful medicinal musical.
An honoring of the Mother through every note and
A collective practice, a declaration of vows through
important, careful stewardship and human well being
towards a bioregion in need of love, strength, respectful
participation and vital protection!
“To the keeper of the woods, under moonlight
stood, deep within your earthen womb....
please forgive us.”
is an unflinching inquiry into the ontological
status of the human animal trapped in postmodernity,
confined within civilization’s tangled web.
A series of wonderings meant to initiate
the wandering of the soul, this aural journey
facilitates questioning and the freedom inherent
in unburying truth. Querying, rather than surety,
opens the door of our cage and gifts us gnosis.
For, one cannot know who they are until they
realize what it is they were meant to be.
Acoustic guitars, violin, drum, dulcimer,
and voice are the implements of this craft,
as Fearthainne eschews the use of electrified tools.
A textural passage through emotional sonic terrain,
we clear a space for the unfolding of human majesty,
in the process welcoming home the battered and
bruised creature we are. We will never settle for the
paucity and degradation of modern life, demanding
instead the authentic humanness and depth that
are our birthright.
The unending dark of this epoch
ushers in a new illumination, as through this night
we discover the single answer to our question:
“Can we live again after what’s been done?”