opa loka records

label for electronic, psychedelic, ambient, experimental, modularism, electro-acustic, free form, innovation —————————– distributed worldwide on any portals ————-

Damnum Per Saeculorum' is My Silent Wake's 11th full-length album since forming in 2005 and is their fourth in the acoustic/ambient/experimental vein. The self-produced album was recorded in various sessions around the UK in late 2019/early 2020 and was mixed by Simon Bibby (keyboards). Song styles range from acoustic medieval themes to futuristic soundscapes and the non-instrumental tracks feature a wide range of vocal styles from various band members as well as lyrical contributions and vocal and instrumental performances from close friends and family of the band. Current Lineup: Ian Arkley - Guitars & Vocals Addam Westlake - Bass Guitar Gareth Arlett - Drums Simon Bibby - Keyboards David MacLean - Guitars Links: www.mysilentwake.com mysilentwake2.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/MySilentWake/ www.instagram.com/my_silent_wake_doom/

Over the past decade My Silent Wake have carved their name into the annals of music history. They have become one of the most admired bands in the doom/death metal scene with incredible albums of unsurpassed depth, like the revered A Garland Of Tears and 2015s stunning Damnatio Memoriae opus. However, alongside their formidable melancholy metal releases the band have a whole other side to their musical character. They have stripped their music down to its acoustic essentials both live and on album, and with releases like the acclaimed Eye Of The Needle they have ventured into the world of dark ambience. My Silent Wake have proved themselves as adept with undulating waves of sound as with spirit crushing riffs. After drawing a line under the first ten years of their existence with the successful collection, An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015, My Silent Wake have begun the next chapter of their career with perhaps their most intriguing and adventurous album to date. To create the unique sounds of Invitations to Imperfection the band used over thirty different instruments – from zithers to mandolins, pump organs to karimbas...plus quite literally parts of the kitchen sink. They recorded in a variety of locations, harvesting the sounds that resonated with the vision in their hearts and added the final deft touches by utilising the synth skills of Attrition’s Martin Bowes. Anything that was needed to create the perfect sound, the perfect ambience, the perfect atmosphere. The result is a very special album – deeply affecting, quietly powerful; something that can draw the listener into themselves, inspiring reflection and Revelation.

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