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by Aarni

To you, Great Unnamable The sign of the Black Stars and the Sigil of toad-shaped Tsathoggua The summit of knowledge is to know nothing and the reward of sin is life Thus we travel to the stars
Λογος 06:52
Arise, slimy things made of dust; bring forth your knowledge to the Earth! Voices of wonder, vomit out scorpions' heads. Move and appear, descend; apply yourselves to us! Come, appear to the terror of the Earth and to our wrath. Arise, say I, and appear! The rotten, arise! Include us as receivers of the everlasting flowers of unspeakable pleasure. The works of Man and his pomp, let them be defaced! The horns of death, arise! Whose wings are living lamps and seething diamonds. The fay host Doing what Christ did in Hell The fay host Come forth, Tahaoeloj, and bring down the Eastern Watchtower with wind Come forth, Ohoooahaatan, and burn the Southern Watchtower with flame Come forth, Thahebyobeeatan, and sink the Western Watchtower with water Come forth, Thahaaotahe, and destroy the Northern Watchtower with earthquake The fay host Thunders The fay host
Barbelith 07:53
Iku-Turso 11:16
Humans, humans, what do you know of me? Of the Titan's pain, of the eternal thirst of the giant Of the smart of the waves, of the panting of sea's billowing hero? I disturb the waters, I paddle the ocean Thirst eternal burns in my breast I drink forever, forever for my thirst Never ceases my heart's fire I open my jaws, I swallow waves They dry as they enter my throat I pursue maidens, flowers of the waves They die entering my breast I rouse up a storm, I drink land and sea And the planks of a wrecked ship Golds, pearls, also human blood And the bosoms of young maidens The eternal suction of my soul never stops Never wets my crimson tongue. On strange moonlit August nights I rise my weary head I fix my glowing green eyes Onto a glimmering star Spies the star I, giant, stare Soon I will overcome that one on high Falls the golden sphere of the welkin Then I drink it like I would a swan The fire of my dark heart will not die The furnace in my head will not cool. There's a void above And a void below And infinity even within. I beseech for freedom, I yearn for the light And I burn for the beauty of the welkin But I cannot be freed of dire distress I can rise my head, yet the rest remains entombed in dirt. If you feel the pain, god-cursed someone Join me in cursing the gods!


• Tohcoth [to:koþ]= "This name comprehendeth the number of all the fayries, who are diuels next to the state and condition of man" -Dr John Dee.

• Released through Epidemie Records on February 19th 2008 ev. (EPR063).

• Album dedicated inter alia to the late great Robert Anton Wilson.

• 'The Battle Hymn of the Eristocracy' represents Aarni's take on the notorious Discordian anthem from the cult book Principia Discordia.

• Features guest vocals by the Finnish media personality Sampo Marjomaa. Well...so does 'Bathos'.


released February 19, 2008

AARNI likes to be:

Master Warjomaa - intuition & Xothian kantele
Comte de Saint-Germain - sensation & keys to secrets
Doomintroll - feeling & sense of fashion
Mrs. Palm - thinking & faux pas

Guest starring:
Genius Albert Frankenstein - vocals on 'Logos'
Rhesus Christ - most drums

All music and lyrics invented or stolen by Aarni
Produced by Aarni
Recorded and mixed by Aarni at Doominvalley Studios, mastered by Tuomas Mäkelä.

Album cover artwork by A. Frankenstein and M. Warjomaa
CD booklet layout & general image manipulation & artwork for 'Iku-Turso' by Aslak Tolonen
Additional photography by Plasma Ape

All responsibility is hereby transferred to the listener

Aarni observes the following entities:
The hairy members of Umbra Nihil, Aslak Tolonen & Nest, Tuomas Mäkelä & Jääportit, Antti "Plasma Ape" Niemelä, Herra Herraviha, Disordo Templi Lemminkaenensis, Martin & Epidemie Records, Black Sabbath, Camel, Van Der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Kayo Dot, Aghora, Opeth, Robert Anton Wilson, Loren Coleman, Phil Hine, Christopher Hyatt, John Dee, Peter Carroll, Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Hakim Bey, Malaclypse The Younger, Grant Morrison, Pope NiKhetMaat V, Eino Leino, Veltto Virtanen, Ior Bock, Antero Alli, Terence McKenna, Rabelais, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Hermann Hesse, C.G. Jung, Wilhelm Reich, F. Nietzsche, Philip K. Dick, Michael Moorcock, Carlton Mellick III, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, H.R. Giger, Kalervo Palsa, Salvador Dali, David Lynch, Monty Python's Flying Circus, David Cronenberg, Patrick McGoohan, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmonson, Tove Jansson, all the retards worldwide who told us gorgeous lies that came true & everyone we chose to forget.

For further disinformation, translations and divers offal visit WWW.AARNI.INFO

Album dedicated to Robert Anton Wilson (1934-2007 EV) and Toni (1977-2007 EV).


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Aarni Oulu, Finland

Aarni has of course always existed, but the current incarnation's story began in the autumn of 1998 e.v. when M.·.M.·. suddenly began solitarily developing his vague musical ideas further. He got telepathetic messages from the unicorn dolphin elder of Sirius B, who begged M.·.M.·. to reawaken the ancient Xothian aural technology tradition called 'aarni'.
Soon other dodgy entities joined him. Grok?
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