The Full Moon looms and will reach the height of her power this night around 11pm. I bring offerings in the name of the Moon, for the Bone Mother, from the Distant Kingdom of the West. "Skazki" was recorded on the 7th day of April MMXIX, unrehearsed and in one session. It is intended to be heard in stillness, isolation and darkness, as it was created. Ideally, it should be listened to with headphones for the full effect.
A desolate tundra stretching endlessly under the fell light of a distant Sun. The only living thing in this place is the Wind, spectral and relentless, swarming with disembodied voices. The land is cold with a supernal emptiness, there is nothing but the sad bones of trees and dead, salted earth. No life, no night or day, just vapour and shifting clouds.
I traversed this world for 9 nights and 9 days before I came to a portal, devouring 9 iron keys as I went on my way. On the 9th night of the 9th day, I came upon a strange pool gleaming like an eldritch mirror under the nauseating gleam of the Unlight. I spoke the words I was told to speak, and entered the dismal lake.
9 years beyond this great tundra stands a strange House with a door that faces North, surrounded by dense pine forest on one side, and impossibly high cliffs on the other. The House holds many secrets, and the Mistress of the House can command all the forces and powers of both Skazki and Mir. This album is for Her.
Skazki is a journey into the Thrice Nine Lands spoken of in folklore and magical tales (Skazki). This fairytale world is a realm of its own, accessible through hidden portals within the mind. Skazki is a ritual of devotion and dedication to the Mother of the Winds. Out of reverence and superstition, I dare not speak Her name unless I am calling Her directly. I simply call her 'Grandmother', and I hope that she is pleased with my humble offering. . . .
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