On January 9th, 2011, I was watching CNN.
I saw that the digital television was ‘glitching.’
I’ve always been fascinated by the audiovisual aspect
of this. Sometimes it can last for minutes.
When I saw this occurring, I pulled out my Blackberry and recorded the audio.
Click here to listen to Ahriman (Source Audio).
I had just learned about a free sound stretching program
and decided to try it out with the glitch recording.
I couldn’t figure out how to use it and ended up forgetting about the whole thing.
About 2 months later I found these enormous sound files on my computer’s hard drive.
It took me a minute, but eventually I figured out they were my stretch attempts.
After listening to them, it was obvious that a new GoaT’s PupiL album was practically in the can.
I decided to use a concept that has interested me for years.
It was created by the occultist Rudolph Steiner.
A brief description can be found in within this illustration I did (click to enlarge and read):
Seeing as the source of these recordings was from a television, it
seemed to fit well with Steiner’s interpretation of Ahriman.
Click here for a bunch of articles on Ahriman.
Si Ombrellone was enlisted to add some guitar noise to an additional track, “Ahriman’s Call.”