Em Sauf Haa-Heru
This is the second album of this excellent Belgian band released on the Horus CyclicDaemon label which is based in the Czech Republic. Here is tribal ritual music at its best. They're part of that tribal Belgian "family" with Hybryds and Yasnaia (they already worked together). Em Sauf Haa-Heru is much stronger than the first one debut CD "Nezeru Enti Sebauem Neterxertet" on Old Europa Cafe, it talks about the Hegira, i.e. the story Dan Simmons did NOT tell in his HYPERION Tetralogy, namely the spreading of humanity across the universe before they erect the Worldweb in the Hyperion Novels.
"Under the Guidance / Protection / Wings of Horus" is an approximate translation of the hieroglyphic Em Sauf Haa-Heru (see booklet) and which is sung in the first song: "Procession of the Sacred Bull: ... Hand his to heaven... Hand his to earth...". This is one of the best tribal ritual record I've heard for ages, with lots of powerful electronic rythms mixed with dark ambient passages.
Sandy from Hybryds designed the cover for this CD printed on heavy olive green Gmund Kashmir art-paper 250g in gold & ivory silver colour in strictly limited edition of 333 hand-numbered copies.
Highly recommended !!!
Contacts, informations and orders :
HORUS / Cyclic Daemon
e-mail : email@example.com
webpage : http://www.horus.cz/www_hcd/hcd.html
A word from the author :
Although it is difficult as an artist to evaluate your
own work the goal which had been set when preparing this release has been
reached to my knowledge.Em Sauf Haa-Heru tells the second part of the story,
i.e. the 'Hegira', the roaming / dessimination of mankind throughout the
Starting with 'Procession of the Sacred Bull' it is indicated that this journey will be a slow and painful one with many dangers and unknown entities lying ahead of us (cf. "Hannibal ad Portas" / "The Face of the Waters"). Although Em Sauf Haa-Heru speaks of a journey in the mind it has been one of the objectives to attain a possible projection of actual future events taking their root in past events (cf. the bewilderement of the first discoverers reflected in e.g. "The True Voices of The Tree" and "Spires of the Moon" when being confronted with the new and unknown).
"The Void which Binds" discusses the theme of 'linkage', i.e. to what extent are human beings connected to one another? Is their surrounding environment? Their mutual experiences which cause them to be linked? A great influence came from Simmons work in this respect. It has to be said however that Em Sauf Haa-Heru is not merely a reflection or a copy of the story Simmons has told in his HYPERION Tetralogy, it is an in depth inquiry into his ideas which resulted into Em Sauf Haa-Heru. It is my personal hope that you as listener are willing enough to undertake this journey I have made myself without following exactly the path I have walked.
You are free in your mind and spirit to interpret and comprehend.
It is my sincere hope that you may travel under the protection of Heru.
This Morn' Omina
e-mail : Tmo601@planetinternet.be