Anima Mundi - the world soul. Sometimes interpreted as the mythical Gaia or the mother of earth and all it's life and forms. The superorganism of the planet.
With their fourth album, Hoarfrost explores the philosophical view of mother earth as the caring ancient goddess and the possibility that she's actually are a Medea that will deceive and betray humanity, making us faithless and deprived of our will to survive. And in the end, facing total collapse.
On "Anima Mundi", Hoarfrost collaborates with Katarzyna Bromirska (cello), Valdi Rzeszut (guitar), Dawid Chrapla and Tomasz Twardawa (noise structures) bringing us dark ambient industrialism.
" I would highly recommend this to listeners who love to hear musicians step outside the normality of so much modern music. There is little here that could be directly compared to anything else out there. Hoarfrost have presented their most unique work to date."
Michael Barnett, Terra Relicta.
released August 17, 2016
Music & Lyrics by Hoarfrost: Rafal K & Hekte Zaren.
Hekte Zaren: Vocalises.
Katarzyna Bromirska – Cello.
Valdi Rzeszut – Guitar.
Dawid Chrapla & Tomasz Twardawa – Noise Structures.
Cover art idea by Hoarfrost.
Photography by Piotr Kogut, Jaroslaw Datta, Marek Wójciak.
Model: Paulina ´Selene´Mieczkowska.
Mixing & Mastering by Rafal K – HHStudio.
Fantastic somber score from Apocryphos. This album exceptionally balances different qualities that are a hallmark of this genre. One can find tracks that are much more meditative, more easily submerge into the unconscious part of the mind and ones that are more dynamic and stimulative. Fantastically captures a bleak yet intriguing and sometimes hopeful atmosphere. bozsoi