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Luminiferous Aether

by Mare Cognitum

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Behold the light Weaving between worlds Weight carried deep Wakes forging Rifts of void Flooding brilliance in waves of gold Building roots beneath worlds Constellating into translucent veins Flowing with aetherous clouds Crest the lunar dawn In consummate inversion Desiring to fill, and be filled forever Lifting the veil in blindness Behold the light weaving between worlds Binding together the imiscible fragments of creation Constellating into translucent veins Flowing with aetherous clouds Crest the lunar dawn
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Rising in the east Magnificent fluorescence Scorching the infinite Unbound depths of sky Forging an endless Path once thought To be sacred Looming between In formless rays Transforming them Searing blackened rays Windows to another world Beacons of light communing with stars Shatter their binding chains Searing blackened rays Windows to another world Echoes of those communing with the stars Dispersing life beyond the sky Deep outside the reaches of time Stillness pierced by spectral screams Nomadic storms of numb reclusion Colossal effigies of swirling light Desolate gales of souls Pushed to the deepest reaches of eternity The first point of Aries The first point of Aries A moment of bliss An inexorable calm In fire that burned For thousands of year Revealed within A peak that was insurmountable The mirror is found And reflects the soul To only be shattered Searing blackened rays Windows to another world Beacons of light communing with stars Shatter their binding chains Searing blackened rays Windows to another world Echoes of those communing with the stars Dispersing life beyond the sky Deep outside the reaches of time The mirror eclipses the darkest void A final glimpse of the Divine Behold the reflections A mirrored evolution Echoing communion of thought Towering above in glory
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Sight begins in simple forms Receiving light, benign in its many shades Warming the lifeless rifts of void Within the cracks of a desolate world Nothing can be questioned And nothing can be seen Corruption festers from within Blinding with the warmest light Ignorantly striving higher Higher to the serpent sun Corrosive plagues afflicting further Ruminate the deluge of sin Nothing can be questioned And nothing can be seen Corruption festers from within Blinding with the warmest light Lumination Revealing rifts corroding in the deep Constellations Burying the withered aeons of the past Lumination Revealing rifts corroding in the deep Constellations Burying the withered aeons of the past Lingering within the shadows Obscured beyond the vibrant lights Beacons of inherent truth Veiling themselves in our pride Are they peering deep within us? Have they known us long before While they aim to blind us We do not turn away Our deepest terrors are revealed Strewn across the radiant sky As we wither in the shadows Eclipsing all the selves we have created Are they peering deep within us? Have they known us long before While they aim to blind us We do not turn away Lumination Revealing rifts corroding in the deep Constellations Burying the withered aeons of the past Lumination Revealing rifts corroding in the deep Constellations Burying the withered aeons of the past To have traveled so far Only to be left in blindness, wandering alone Witnessing the crucifixion of the self Leaves nothing to be sought on these worlds Yet as heads are hung in mourning for the end Open hands descend in offering An understanding of the utmost consciousness Revealing paths into future realms To have traveled so far Only to be left in blindness, wandering alone Is not enough to conquer the soul It is a beginning
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Demiurge Cultivate Sealed doorways Into flesh Imbue them With the curse Of Time Eternity Replicated convergence Mass-created entropy Occultated consciousness Eclipsing transmigration Epochs screaming into void Orbiting in time-vessels Indifference withered by parasites Petrify their luminous veins Reincarnation Of spectral pasts Shaped by their former selves Haunted by their death Pathways Bittered with Sinew from Dead stars Wandering Endlessly Encased In flesh Replicated convergence Mass-created entropy Occultated consciousness Eclipsing transmigration Epochs screaming into void Orbiting in time-vessels Indifference withered by parasites Petrify their luminous veins Pathways Bittered with Sinew from Dead stars Wandering Endlessly Encased In flesh Lapsing into itself Ravaged by the crumbling void Surging outwards, dwarfed by nothingness A grand upheaval Binary spheres of swirling time Traject into binding unity Behold the consummation Bleeding from its aetherous wounds Rising up as a vapor The breath of surging death Lapsing into itself Ravaged by the crumbling void Reduced to a brittle shell Belabored, it cries and returns to dust Behold the consummation Bleeding from its aetherous wounds Rising up as a vapor The breath of surging death Lapsing into itself Ravaged by the crumbling void White as ash it falls before The vacant eyes of eternity Spiraling into brilliant shrines Threads that reach to the darkest depths Grasping deep into the dark Planting the seeds of future worlds Aphotic seeds procreate Multitudes in multitudes Flashing moments of past perceptions Harrowing visions of the all-mind Lapsing into itself Ravaged by the crumbling void White as ash it falls before The vacant eyes of eternity Behold the consummation Bleeding from its aetherous wounds Rising up as a vapor The breath of surging death
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Prostrate we fall before the grand transfiguration Senses dull into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth Into a trancelike state we rise before the eidolon Self-permutation into the purest divine Observing creation through multitudinous eyes Creating a sphere of concentrated perception Witnessing time as it crumbles into dust Impulsively formed into structures anew The incessant void rests in open palms A canvas on which to create and destroy Catalyzing time and space as energy The hands clasp the shards of nothingness Constructing the pillars of life Sculpted with fragments of time Written on parchments of sky Revealing the poetry of the gods Between congruent representations of time Exists a gap of complex irreverent forms An anarchy of the body and the senses Lying between the absurd and the sublime A disregard for the logic of the sentient Action defined by the absence of provocation Defining the will of those within its confines Through the decomposition of purpose and desire A pure creation Lucid and unfettered Bearing the aether wind Lifted into glorious Chaos The splendor beheld here has no end The splendor beheld here has no end The splendor beheld here has no end The splendor beheld here has no end

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A pivotal name in today's atmospheric black metal metal scene, MARE COGNITUM have always had much more to offer than mere ambient-infused black metal riffing. Their previous works, 'Phobos Monolith' (2014) and 'An Extraconscious Lucidity' (2012) showed a pronounced progressive approach to metal, and an unbearable tension that often releases itself in majestic, memorably dark melodies. New album 'Luminiferous Aether' travels across the same astral paths of the past, but with a stronger philosophical vision that permeates both music and lyrics, giving birth to an original cosmic black metal opus that borders on pure sci-fi.

"'Luminiferous Aether' is a mere fragment of a larger contemplation of humanity's state, a reflection of its current position where it finds itself surrounded on all sides and even threatened from within," explains Californian multi-instrumentalist Jacob Buczarski, MARE COGNITUM's sole member. "In the face of an indifferent Universe, the hubris of man dictates that solutions come from self-destruction. The resulting rumination is a binary lamentation and musing on both whether or not and from where we can find hope, and also an investigation into what compels the human spirit to conquer the insurmountable, and to change in a deeper way than the catalyst of evolution would seem to spur."

More violent, nihilistic and intense than its predecessors, MARE COGNITUM's 'Luminiferous Aether' dissects mankind's dark nature and ponders its peculiar impetus for masochism. And by doing so, it glances at a problematic future, at our final destination. "In an attempt to pierce to the core of sentience and its significance," Buczarski concludes, "the light and darkness of man is weighed and considered, and one begins to realize that in all of this, the hourglass of time swiftly empties, marching confidently towards humanity’s inevitable end."
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releases September 16, 2016

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All music composed, recorded, and produced by Jacob Buczarski at the Lunar Meadow, 2014-2016

Cover painting and logo by Moonroot Art
Layout by Francesco Gemelli

Vinyl edition out late 2016 via Fallen Empire Records:
bandcamp.fallenempirerecords.com

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Cat. n. IVR064

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released September 16, 2016

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Mare Cognitum Portland, Oregon

Mare Cognitum is a one-man band conceived by Jacob Buczarski.

Let yourself drift into the unknown edges of the cosmos.

The most beautiful thing one can experience is the mysterious.

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