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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    From the Mourning of the World is a unique compilation album brought to you by the Dark Mountain Project, the global network of artists, musicians and writers who are crafting new stories for a civilisation in trouble.

    Featuring: an exclusive alternate version of Caesar recorded specially for the album by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2011, Chris Wood; BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year 2010 Jon Boden; celebrated artists such as Chris T-T and Bethia Beadman (whose track is a duet with REM’s Mike Mills); this is a beautiful compilation of the wild and uncivilised music associated with the Dark Mountain Project.

    Through our IndieGogo crowdfunding page we managed to raise just under £3000 of the £5000 we need to create this beautiful album on vinyl. If you order a copy you will receive the download immediately but the vinyl might be a few months behind. We have a number of fundraising gigs planned as well as selling copies through this bandcamp page so you should have your copy by the end of the summer.

    Thank you for supporting our first venture into creating an album!
    The Dark Mountain Team

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

stories spoken
wheel’s spokes
shuttle’s tales
woven throats
the wild hunt -
and omens roll ominous
and wilderness
and wild-in-this
the wild hunts
she hunts
wilder now
stronger now
gaining momentum now
tearing the walls down
smashing the throne
thrashing
around

presage
precede
predict
and not prevail
over the wild
whose eyes are open
whose children are eaten
whose dead are lanterns
or fountains
of youth

when the wild hunts for you
and when the hunt calls you
and when change strips you
and false prophets speak for you
and the pale horse stands before you
speaking in tongues
breathing from broken lungs
spoken in stories
the wheel spoke
in myth
and fable
and legend
she hunts for you

wilder now
stronger now
gaining momentum now
tearing the walls down
smashing the throne

thrashing
around

presage
precede
predict
and not prevail
over the wild
whose eyes are open
whose children are eaten
whose dead are lanterns
or fountains
of youth

the spokes hold
the spoken told
the speechless wheels
grind words
find words
define worlds
and reinvent the wheel
as the world turns
as worms turn
stories unlearned
and prophecies burned

when the wild hunts for you
and when the hunt calls you
and when change strips you
and false prophets speak for you
and the pale horse stands before you
speaking in tongues
breathing from broken lungs
spoken in stories
the wheel spoke
in myth
and fable
and legend
the story spoke in fable
and myth
and legend
the wild hunts
she hunts for you

the wild hunt

credits

from From the Mourning of the World, released June 10, 2013
Sound/production: Steve Nicholls
Poem/vox: Sophie McKeand
www.drumwithourhands.com/artists/drkmtr.php
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