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)​

***All Rights Reserved within this website: 1997-2017***

The appellation of "Medicinal Musicals" is a genre specific intent exclusively coined by Chet W. Scott and should not be used without permission!

~This website was last updated on 11 / 29 / MMXVII~

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Join our INSTAGRAM page...

GTR has an Instagram account now and I've been posting up exclusive sneak peak LoFi videos and related content to upcoming releases and projects. Please feel free to join and "follow" @glassthroatrecordings through the pictorial link below if this is your sort of thing.

http://www.instagram.com/glassthroatrecordings

In other news,
I'll be heading off to Iceland here with my best friend in the next couple of weeks to engage in a profound and sacred journey, filled with a rich and deepening intent shared, as well as personal. One of these elements of the craft, will offer the very rare opportunity to capture and record foundation environmental recordings, as well as perspective mantric and galdr vocal arrangements, for the forthcoming 20th anniversary Cycle of the Raven Talons debut double LP collection.

Locations have been scouted through several cave systems, but most importantly, I'll find my spirit capturing the authenticity of the medicinal musical, through ritual and ceremony, within this last 20 minute meditation of said collection the Northern Altar (track 4) requires. I'll be documenting the recording sessions through the Instagram account for all of you interested in this process. May the vulture bone flute sing through the breath of mystery.

Here is a pic of said location entitled "Heimskautsgerðiðset" or "Artic Henge" located in Raufarhöfn, one of the most remote and northernmost villages in Iceland with a population of 194. I've also included a scale model pic of the entire sacred site when upon its completion. I truly look forward to not only the creative and artistic life this will give, but the vital clearing of spirit through a long meditation retreat as well.



 Be well folks and much more to come...Believe it or not.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read.
-Chet W. Scott

Sunday, June 26, 2016

***PRE-SALE*** (UPDATED JUNE, 29TH) BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL "WARmth" 3/4 SLEEVES...

https://glassthroatrecordings.bandcamp.com/merch/blood-of-the-black-owl-warmth-black-3-4-sleeve-w-black-trim-alstyle-raglan-jersey

Blood of the Black Owl "WARmth" black 3/4 sleeve w/black trim Alstyle Raglan jersey now available for pre-sale. This original sigil from Chet W. Scott will feature as a limited edition front print to coincide with the MMXV release of the 5th full length album "WARmth" from Blood of the Black Owl.

Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL are available in Black ink upon a Raglan 3/4 sleeve black body with black trim "Alstyle" jersey.

Includes unlimited streaming of WARmth 2xCD via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Orders will begin shipping out on or around Saturday, July 16th, 2016.
this item is an edition of 65.
https://glassthroatrecordings.bandcamp.com/merch/blood-of-the-black-owl-warmth-black-3-4-sleeve-w-black-trim-alstyle-raglan-jersey 
Thanks folks for taking the time.
-Chet W. Scott
  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS NOW HAS AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT!

Hey folks,
for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, there is an official Glass Throat Recordings Instagram account set up for folks that have pined for a more "social media" presence. So please go hashtag crazy and spread the word and follow this account. Many relevant and exclusive things will be posted there first, so...
#it'saboutfreakintime!
 
NO THERE WILL NOT BE A FACEBOOK PAGE!
 
 
Also, thanks to my friends over at Waldhalla magazine Germany for all their wonderful support.
 
http://www.waldhalla.com
 
 
Be well folks and as always, thanks for your time.
-Chet W. Scott


***UPCOMING RELEASES***

The ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS "Feathers of Lunation" 3rd full length album.
FEARTHAINNE "Currently untitled" 3rd full length album.
CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS "An Offering to Mystery" debut double full length album.
 
More to be announced!

Monday, May 2, 2016

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM "GOODWIN'S WAY" DVD NOW AVAILABLE!

http://www.goodwinsway.com




Hey folks,
We had such an amazing time at the premier of this wonderful film this past weekend. Thank you to director Neil Vokey for the warmth and support. It was truly a pleasure to work with him for this film. For those of you unaware, the entire film was scored from movements taken from my 2006 "Moss and Memory" collection. I now have 11 copies of the DVD in stock and with each sale of said DVD Film, you will receive a free download of the entire "Moss and Memory" album.


Please head over to the store here to purchase this film.

Here is the synopsis regarding the film. Thanks for your time folks.
-Chet W. Scott
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"The story of a coal town that must reconcile a rebellious legacy to pave a new way forward..."

When highway signs commemorating folk hero Ginger Goodwin disappear, director Neil Vokey's documentary "Goodwin's Way" finds the nearby town of Cumberland, B.C. at a crossroads in its history.

Goodwin, a rebellious labour activist, was slain by police under mysterious circumstances almost a century ago, yet his name still elicits wounds that date back to the town's coal mining past. Residents weave an oral tapestry of fact and myth - some remember Goodwin as a criminal, while many others admire the ideals of equality and self-determination he fought for. Those ideals have long been overshadowed by Cumberland's dependency on a resource economy, which are chronicled from boom times to bust.

Now as young families set their sights on building a sustainable generation, a new proposal for a coal mine threatens to make history repeat itself. Amidst an effort to oppose the project, residents young and old reconnect with Ginger Goodwin's legacy - his "way".

Goodwin's Way straddles the dividing line between historical and current-event documentary genres to tell the story of a community fighting for autonomy over its past, and its future.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

***ONLY ONE "MOSS AND MEMORY" DEN AVAIALBLE OUT OF 175***

Hey folks,
Many moons ago, hark back to the summer solstice of 2006, coinciding with the initially released standard pressing of 1,000 deluxe gatefold CD copies, a limited edition handmade box ("den") version was offered as well. *GTR-013*

I currently have one :Ruhr:Hunter: "Moss and Memory" limited edition "Den" left in stock! This item was limited to 175 hand numbered artifacts and will never be made available again!

 The 10th anniversary of the "Moss and Memory" collection is quickly approaching in just a few weeks and with it, i have many wonderful memories of Rachel and I gathering the den's contents within many a woodland hike, as well as hand crafting and ritually charging items within these shared altars. So much energy, time and beautiful forest found gifts great mystery had provided the spirit to implement into these ceremonial artifacts. I just recently crafted one of the last Dens and it really hit home with much nostalgic value and the knowing of how important this artifact was and is for the many folk whom I was so very humbled and honored to share this with. Here is a pic of said recent den.


I think back to every den and just how different they all were from one another. How much I've grown personally since the initial release of this collection and how this knowing was to play a vital role towards authenticity, deepening intent and the adornment of sacred mystery.

I am reminded of how those of you whom have some of the very first crafted dens, buried under ritual soil, ash and bone. All the stories and letters I've received throughout the years, regarding personal experiences of enacting ritual by unveiling the CD artifact from its contained contents. Some were funny, some folks were confused. Yet most were quite touching and deeply humbling. I recall the incredible honor it was to learn the "Moss and Memory" collection through varied press and peers, was and perhaps still is in some circles, considered one of the most influential and important ritual soundscape collections to ever be offered. I can only ever hope that the medicine I work so very hard on within these medicinal musicals I have to offer continues to yield potency. I believe it will, as my pathwork through mystery has become deeper than ever before. With that said, I'm nearly 50% finished and diligently working hard on the 20th anniversary debut Cycle of the Raven Talons collection. Honestly, I have never felt so grounded and truly all the way alive through this musical medicine.

I want to take this moment and thank the 175 folks for partaking in this, well, ten year ritual if you will of growth and connection. Especially my life partner Rachel, without her brilliant inspiration and crafting assistance non of this would have been possible!

So, there is one left! Yes, some of you may have noticed the price was raised a bit for this one. I've had something planned big for the very last artifact for some time. It will contain items that have been with me for a long time and i hold close to heart. I look forward to sharing this one last den with you. Here are some pics from other artifacts through out the years.








Be well and more to come.
-Chet W. Scott
  
 

Friday, March 4, 2016

A COLLECTION OF BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL'S "WARmth" TESTIMONIALS.

It's been a long time folks since I've had anything of relevance to post and please know how grateful, humbled and deeply honored I feel to know that some of you still are taking this journey with me. I'll keep this one short, as it's simply a collection of gathered testimonials from the folk I've had sent to me since the release of "WARmth" back in October of 2015. There are other testimonials written which were specific to the Bandcamp store page, so I'll keep them there. If interested in purchasing a digital or physical artifact of this release, please click here. The initial pressing has sold tremendously well and thanks to all of you for the amazing support and interest.

Okay, thanks for taking the time to read my friends. I'll have another post forthcoming regarding all current ideas and things relating to Glass Throat Recordings and my other medicinal musicals moving forward in 2016 and beyond. It's the 20th anniversary of my craft under the Cycle of the Raven Talons sigil this year and I'm considering something very special...Hopefully?

More to come sooner than later.
Be well,
-Chet W. Scott




"I have said that I want to make music that accompanies people to their feet, or to their knees. Blood of the Black Owl has done both for me!" -THORN (The National Geographic Channel's "Live Free Or Die!" TV Series)
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"When I listen to Blood of the Black Owl I cannot help but be taken into ceremony. One comprised of myself, nature and the invisible beings behind the sound. Chet’s music is very powerful medicine indeed. I am thankful to Chet for committing to the work and crafting a lens into his journey, a journey which ultimately we all share... WARmth renews my faith in music and art as a tool to connect us back to the deepest part of ourselves, the earth, with each other and the beyond. Authentic expression has become a rarity, but WARmth touches something raw and very real and beautiful…”
-CMZ
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"Your music is inspirational and resonates with my yearning for something more than the grind and stress modern (sub)urban society imposes upon us. Please keep making and releasing music. It really is like nothing else."
-Matthew Krykew
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"A journey into wild nature and a ritual with wildness through truly human music inspired by the more than human world we wander upon. One of the most moving displays of sound and ritual we've heard!"
-DIY Bandits
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"Energy never gets lost in this universe, only converted. If I can give you back just a fracture of the joy, inspiration and heartfelt calmness that I receive from your music, you will get an idea of how valuable your work is to your listeners."
-юля садикова
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"Thank you for making brilliant, original and uniquely atmospheric music! Music is so commodified these days and your music is definitely not a commodity."
-Dr. Nick Gadsby
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"Blood of the Black Owl's "WARmth" for me, is the sound of bone and flower, an audible mandala with Yin & Yang at its center! Finally a breath of authenticity and Impecable brilliance in a sea of monotonous sound!"
-The Gods Have-Not
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"After 20+ years of emotive soundscape, It now makes perfect sense why the work of Chet W. Scott has continuously been disregarded by the pomposity of his peers, labels, distributors and press to make room for more trendy scene fodder! Only when this man is long gone, will his body of work truly be respected and understood! "WARmth" is a perfect example of this. A "Medicinal Musical" indeed Chet, we will never be the same again...Astonishing!"
-The Northern Healer Rewilding Collective
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"Already I'm seeing "Black Metal", "Funeral Doom" and "Neofolk" mentioned in regards to WARmth. How incredibly silly! Seriously, what a slap in the face to the work that is offered here! If anything, it reminds me of Dead Can Dance, Galloping Coroners or even some of the native compositions of Peter Buffett. Or yes, like one person mentioned already POPOL VUH! In the end though, it's non of those artists either and Chet W. Scott has continued to travel down his own beautiful solitary path.
-Cypripedioideae
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"This is gorgeous. The mix is so clear, honest and alive. The pain and love which went into this creation transfers easily and in a welcoming manner. As a listener, I hear and feel the heart beating. The production is flawless, I'm trying to wrap my head around the quality of the timbre you have captured, it's really inspiring.

Your craft is true and the local communities close and distant have much to gain from your work.

As a composer, your work seems to have always carried a whisper of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh's cinematic transcendence, it is so wonderfully present on this album but there is also something else. A deeper side of your wisdom and personal energies that is coming through. It's quite refreshing and stirs many different emotions within me. There is this bridge that the songs walk, it goes between two valleys, in one meadow I am brought to tears because the struggle is often to relentless and vast for me to conquer. But on the other side, across the bridge, lies another, a valley that I am able stretch out in, to dance, and circle the ones I love. I am at peace with that dichotomy because it is what this life is often about and what many of us are working through, healing from, and or transcending beyond. In my own spiritual work, I am becoming aware there is not two separate pieces of land that are connected by way of a bridge, but that there is still a larger valley that contains the two, and there is even a larger mountain range, a thousand lakes, clouds, trees, etc. I am free to travel and commune with all of it, we can be that fearless and free. These are the thoughts that your music awakened in me."
-Garek Druss (A Story of Rats)
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"Nothing beats getting an e-mail saying one of your all-time favorites just happened to upload a new album to Bandcamp without warning. Of course, nothing is worse than having to go to work and wait nine hours before you can give that album a proper listen. Thus began my stressful wait to listen to WARmth, the latest album by multi-instrumentalist Chet W. Scott’s solo project Blood of the Black Owl. Though previous releases straddled tribal neofolk and heavy, meditative black/doom metal in a ritualistic setting, WARmth is almost exclusively neofolk. This is a pretty welcome and honestly foreseen change; Light the Fires! featured only two metal-oriented tracks to begin with. Scott’s intense, introspective, pastoral music has been a direct line to my heart for a long time, and the return of Blood of the Black Owl in such a fashion hits me right where it hurts.
-Invisible Oranges
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"When it comes to tracking down a place and this is connected with the release of a new album, then drops the name BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL. The project contributes an idea about this place and this idea is more than one possible presence. BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL are led by a great feeling of great feeling, which passes to the form. The environment is said BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL because Mastermind Chet W. Scott she passes through. Now nine new pieces. This time only in digital format. Perhaps can be explained by a certain number of sell-offs again one of those wonderful digipack follow up on in the future. Chet is one who paints in natural colors. We come after him. He is one who proclaims free and shows that a willfully to the heat Williger faith always is a Erschütterbarer and vibration in the opposite, ie the listener evokes. Along its folky patterns that always carry some kind of Black Metal presumption in themselves and are sometimes covered by sharp splinters, he succeeds, others waving in its depth. Yet, there is no one-dimensional, because it is also volatile impulses here an opening. The same pattern and are nevertheless today never exceedingly similar. Always groping, then discarding and suddenly lospreschend. To hear BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, resembles a bit the face into the river to check itself. There's a character-producing its own world production, its own flow direction and the findings and well-loved, addressed to the receiver, settle down in it. Sometimes one has to be never left the impression from them again. That has something comforting and just something warming, as already mentioned. So the listener grabs getting yourself to and does not enter into the futility of its interior. Rather, a vibrato sounds into another form of consciousness and there seems to be more present than is actually there. To hear Chet is to be master of their own present and to be worn over the Urschwelle. Since cooking a heart and there trembling eyelids. And almost it is meant here sounds the old inner rhythm after. Since going to other lights and colors spring up in this eternal go to meet. In setting his Funeral Folks, over fragmented shamanic, with this very-edged from the undergrowth sprouting ends will have its own spiritual world, created with its own value. "Strix Nebulosa" as a recurring mind. His music searches for the clearing in the woods. And when the time comes through the eye of hours, the curtain of memories stands out as at or simply: BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL.
-Black Online Magazin (A rough German translation)
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