Mirror Unveiled

by Barbelith

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Available in cassette, CD, and digital download here:
grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-unveiled

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released November 1, 2014

"Mirror Unveiled" was recorded at the Hour Haus in Baltimore, MD between February and April of 2014 by Noel Mueller for Grimoire Records. Mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller. Art by A.B. Moore.

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Barbelith Baltimore, Maryland


वन्दे गुरूणां चरणारविन्दे
सन्दर्शित स्वात्म सुखाव बोधे
निःश्रेयसे जङ्गलिकायमाने
संसार हालाहल मोहशांत्यै
आबाहु पुरुषाकारं
शंखचक्रासि धारिणम्
सहस्र शिरसं श्वेतं
प्रणमामि पतञ्जलिम्
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Track Name: Beyond the Envelope of Sleep
Set ablaze by pattern, obstacles of past shall crumble. Breathing through pain, purify the body. Reason laid bare—the soul reveals itself. Rooted to the source, infinitely bound to joy. Shedding the opaque memories of a dreamless self; breaking through the envelope of sleep.
Track Name: Astral Plane
Grounded to stillness I find inside myself. To dive within, revealing infinite. Shedding my false ego, crossing the threshold of eternity. I ascend to the astral plane of my birth, exiting this mortal coil. To transcend inherent darkness. Casting out crippling fear to become one with my soul. Departing this physical plane. Breathe in transgressions, accept serendipity. We are but dust in this cosmic galaxy of consciousness. Oh, what is this memory titled existence? The spirit of fire, in the ocean of life. Meaning lost. Conquest for purpose. Concrete in sickness, swollen hearts of sadness. Abstract guidance, bound by blindness. Escape this inherited despair. Open beauty, elegance. A breath of fresh air to my rotted lungs. No longer held to senseless suffering: move beyond the dark clouds. Overtaking, chains broken, veil burned. Unified consciousness. Running back to source of presence. Align me to I, destroy these shambles of selfishness. Mother, wash me. Father, drive me. Brother, sister: I am everything.
Track Name: Black Hole of Fractured Reflections
This world is a vacuum of self. We pawn the worth of purity, degrade our infinite integrity amongst the smog of men. Overbearing overlords I can’t unsee. Bury me further in this fractured reflection. Intrude upon my life of despair. Allow the mask to fall, reveal the distorted mirror’s edge. We are victims of a senseless tragedy, sent here to fear the setting sun. We roam the bleeding soils of deception, feeling wrath of greed's wind. But there is a glimpse of radiance, a blanket of warmth beyond the hollowed projections. My eyes shall rest, pupils contract. Emotion, eruption: grandeur unfolds. Impurities dwindle, dawns the light of wisdom. And I am undone; tears of oppression unlock apprehension. With this freedom I am left to wander in holy solitude. This body will fail, but I am ancient. I will return—death is not my end. Eternal reincarnate, I know thy name!
Track Name: Reverse Fall
Glow with the rain of presence. Rocks unmoved, stones unbroken. Bold paths walked in these true lives spoken. Nervous blood, seethe and sing! Black hole of winter falls into spring. Betrayed, enslaved to my senses. Bear this pain to purify, become real and here—grounded steadfast in love. Muted colors shall bloom. Shadows of indifference dissipate. Never has there been a time when you and I have not existed, and never will there be a time when you and I cease to be...