Initiation....

Welcome folks to the OFFICIAL digital labyrinth of GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and the Medicinal Musicals of spirited intent offered by Chet W. Scott and his family of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

​Exclusively through GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and MEDICINAL MUSICALS, you'll discover in depth information regarding Chet W. Scott's own solo and collaborative musical offerings known as: CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS (formerly "Ruhr Hunter"), BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, the ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS, FEARTHAINNE (also known as "Rain") and CEDAR SPIRITS.

​Our passion for releasing purely authentic, emotionally and ritually driven, beautifully honest art and music, has often been noted by journalists, critics and our own community to fall within the: "ACOUSTIC * AMBIENT * ANIMISTIC * AVANT-GARDE * BLACKENED AMBIENT * BLACKENED FUNERAL DOOM * CEREBRAL * DHARMIC * DRONE * ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL * ETHNIC * EXPERIENTIAL SHAMANISM * EXPERIMENTAL * FUNERAL FOLK * HALLUCINOGENIC * HARSH NOISE * HEALING * HEATHEN * MEDICINAL * MEDITATIVE * MINIMALIST * MOURNFUL CLASSICAL * MYSTIC * NATURAL * NEW AGE * ORGANIC * PAGAN * PANTHEISTIC * PROGRESSIVE * PSYCHEDELIC * RITUAL * RURAL FOLK * SINGER/SONGWRITER * SOUNDSCAPE and SPIRITUAL" genres of underground sound.

Our smaller, first run pressings of 500 to 1,000 exclusively custom "6x6" (six panel) deluxe gate fold packaged compact discs (vinyl coming soon), are showcased within beautifully printed and professionally crafted rare paper stocks, utilizing the highest quality offset print production, foil stamping, letter pressing, varnishing, embossing and debossing available today!

​With open mind and flowing spirit, we hope you take the time to journey, to experience and embrace our recordings. We greatly appreciate your sincere interest and support folks. Authenticity is everything!

Deeply thankful, humbled and with honor,

GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and MEDICINAL MUSICALS (Est. MCMXCVII)​

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

CEDAR SPIRITS & FEARTHAINNE (Next two releases for Glass Throat Recordings)

Wanted to share an update regarding Glass Throat Recordings #019 and #021 catalog releases. Both releases will have an initial pressing of 500 copies. If I move them, I'll of course press another 500! Thanks to the Digital world, I've had to cut my pressings in half now, thus I'm not sitting around a bunch of boxes collecting dust. Which I'm currently doing. A shame, but the way of things...Please don't forget about the art and craft kids. You really have no idea what your missing with G.T.R. releases.

Onward....


Cedar Spirits (GTR#019) has been pressed and awaits an obscure grey paper stock we have chosen to be shipped from the mill. This has set back the release date once again sorry to say, as I've been informed the paper will take some time to arrive. Once here, we will then begin the unique foil stamping process. I just received a sample of the dark "matte smoked brown" foil that will coincide with said dark grey stock. It's quite AMAZING looking and almost has a Grey upon Grey feel to it. A visual concept Rachel and I have discussed for some time.

I am now shooting for Samhain to be the official release date for both the "6x6" six panel deluxe gatefold CD, as well as the Digital Download of this debut album. The cover art viewed above, is the exclusive cover art to the Digital release, setting it apart from the outstanding physical CD craft soon to be offered. The D.D. will be available exclusively through our bandcamp digital store here:


"The debut full length journey from Cedar Spirits features a
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
every word.

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.”
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I'm quite pleased to finally mention I have completed the drum, percussion and hammered dulcimer elements for Fearthainne's next beautiful and deeply moving offering, a 43 minute ascension entitled "Knowing" (GTR#021). I've enclosed a couple studio pics from the hammered dulcimer sessions.


 We will master the album the first weekend of October and shortly after, with Joshua's blessing, I'll have a stream available through our Bandcamp store for all to hear. An official release date for both the "6x6" six panel deluxe gatefold CD, as well as the Digital Download of this album is pending. Perhaps it's safe to say "Knowing" will be offered in the early cycle of MMXIII....More to come!

The cover art viewed above, is the exclusive cover art for both the Digital release and the outstanding physical CD craft which will feature a soft touch aqueous flood. The very same printing effect for those whom may have copies of the recently released "Light the Fires!" offering. The stream as well as the official D.D. will be available exclusively through our bandcamp digital store here:
  

 "Fearthainne’s second release, entitled “Knowing,”
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?”

1 comment:

Ben said...

Good news! Hope everything goes smoothly for you getting the new releases out. Sounds like the usual time and care is going into them. I can't wait to get my hands on that Cedar Spirits CD.

To me a digital album will never compare to the real thing. Sure it might sound the same, but there's so many interesting aspects to work with in physical media - I mean the special Ruhr Hunter Of Moss and Memory den could never have been conceived in a digital world and of course all the GTR releases I've seen are physically special as well as sounding great.