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Songs from the Counter Island

by Wormhole

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age”. Gloomy enough as they are, the infamous words by Howard Phillips Lovecraft might be not completely true, nevertheless. After all, there’s more than one chance that the unspeakable horror they foster isn’t as perpetual as the worst Orwellian nightmare applied to the stars, but has to cope with everyday life and the ordinary, “human” feelings which animate Bradbury’s worlds. After exploring the wide plai
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“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age”. Gloomy enough as they are, the infamous words by Howard Phillips Lovecraft might be not completely true, nevertheless. After all, there’s more than one chance that the unspeakable horror they foster isn’t as perpetual as the worst Orwellian nightmare applied to the stars, but has to cope with everyday life and the ordinary, “human” feelings which animate Bradbury’s worlds. After exploring the wide plains of the universal mind and the narrow ways of love and lunacy with their 2011 “The String Theory”, Wormhole are back with a new record which is focused on the aforementioned dilemma. Or better, with a personal solution for it which includes visions and snapshots from the four corners of the galaxy, in search of those signs of earthly weakness able to connect different worlds better than technology devices currently do.
Thus, “Songs from the Counter Island” is a refined collection of postcards from the Milky Way, in which Wormhole take one step forward to experimentation and one step back to the essential atmospheres of the gothic/wave tradition applied to a wall of sound which is consistently heavy, more than ever. A concept album made by nine tracks which follow a cosmic ellipsis, from the broken dreams of Ylla, whose longing for escapism has brought her on a voluntary exile, to the gates of Pluto and the rivers of superior knowledge in Henry Wentworth Akeley’s company, then laying bare and exposed on the Blue Planet which reveals once more its double nature of Lucifer and Vesper, while visiting a number of forgotten but closer-than-expected spots. Unable to escape the heartbeat of time, our storyteller eventually pays a visit to the counter island of the title, which is a tribute to a legend rooted in the band’s homelands as well as the next “wormhole” connected to the Counter Earth of the pre-Socratic cosmogony. Kept by an everlasting and deep fire, drenched in the air, surrounded by water all around, Earth is everywhere: over the grey hills of distant memories, down by the shore of mythical places, a shelter from the deadly dialogue of the stars. Noteworthy, the final speech that brings Ylla back into action quotes again the planet where it all started, that third stone from the Sun from which we all hail.
“Songs from the Counter Island” is perhaps the most ambitious work by Wormhole, which formed in 2003, issuing their eponymous demo one year later, soon followed by the first EP “Longing for Darkness”; both recordings show an unique blend of heaviness and obscurity, strengthened by a wide range of harmonies which would find a new direction in their first full length “The String Theory” (out for LadyMusicRecords) whose Inner Side and Cosmic Side both represent two different starting points for the lyrical themes of the band, namely Eros, Thanatos, cosmic wideness and lunacy. Now Wormhole are back with this brand new record (out for Ghostrecord Label), the ultimate journey across the universe, the new destination of their Time Tunnel.

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