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Hypogeum

by The Oracle

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    - 180gram black LP
    - Matte sleeve with 3mm spine
    - 2 page insert
    - 2 x A3 posters
    - Poly lined inner sleeve & thick outer sleeve

    - All UK orders sent recorded delivery
    - All International orders outside of the UK will be sent standard unless the additional 'INTL tracked & signed for shipping' option is also added to your basket. Found here: reposerecords.bandcamp.com/merch/international-tracked-signed-shipping-for-vinyl

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hypogeum via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 250 
    Purchasable with gift card

      £15 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      £3 GBP  or more

     

  • Hypogeum- 12" Vinyl for U.S. AND CANADA ORDERS
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    - 180gram black LP
    - Matte sleeve with 3mm spine
    - 2 page insert
    - 2 x A3 posters
    - Poly lined inner sleeve & thick outer sleeve


    This is for orders to be shipped in the USA and Canada ONLY

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hypogeum via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • "Hypogeum" Cassette. Limited to 50. Released via JEMS
    Cassette + Digital Album

    The cassette version of HYPOGEUM. Limited to 50. Hand numbered. Released by JEMS.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hypogeum via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Inspired at once by the grandiosity of film scores and classical music, the bleakness of black metal, and minimalist ambient music, Hypogeum is dark and at times ritualistic with its themes and complimentary visuals touching upon the rise, betrayal, and ultimate fall of messiah-like figures and cult leaders.
 
A truly enigmatic sound journey both sonically and visually, the record is named in honor of The Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni, a Neolithic subterranean structure in Paola, Malta. Believed to be the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world, The Hypogeum is cloaked in mystery, from the discovery of elongated skulls to tales of paranormal phenomena. It’s widely understood that the Hypogeum was originally used as a sanctuary, possibly for an oracle. It is for this reason that a unique chamber carved out of solid limestone and demonstrating incredible acoustic properties has been called “The Oracle Chamber.”
 
Hypogeum was captured at the infamous GodCity Recording Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Zach Weeks using Dave Smith Instruments OB-6, Moog Grandmother, Korg MS20, Mellotron, Yamaha CS-80 and Yamaha DX7 plugins, upright piano, guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, drums, various drum programming software and a selection of guitar effects pedals.
 
Hypogeum will be released digitally and on limited edition vinyl on August 14th via Repose Records.

Fans of Tangerine Dream, Coil, Sunn O))), and Vangelis pay heed.

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released August 14, 2020

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The Oracle Worcester, Massachusetts

Dark, ceremonial and ritual electronics. Hailing from Worcester, MA.

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