Thursday, November 1, 2012

Abre Ojos - Häxan

Abre Ojos, the ambient/noise musical project from the australian audiovisual artist Scott Baker, just presented his latest work Häxan, a six audio-visual tracks using the 1922 Häxan – Witchcraft Through the Ages Swedish/Danish silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen as a starting point to examine the persecution of women and the suppression of the Divine Feminine.

The footage has been cut up, reversed, inverted, time shifted and looped, which doesn’t undo the damages but releases the energy back to the Source, a transmutation of intention, beauty from the ugliness of mankind, restoring the balance in some small way. The titles come from the english translation subtitles from key points in the movie.

The audio is improvised on a eurorack modular synthesiser processed through Native Instruments Guitar Rig and Maschine. The videos were edited in After Effects and extra animations were created with Quartz Composer. The audio and visuals were performed and recorded live in the studio.

This is the video of the ending track of the album Their Unfailing Test:

66.6 minutes of morphing mandalas and electronic drones ranging from noise to warm tones that wrap you like a blanket.The DVD includes a DVD-ROM section where there are FLAC audio versions of the tracks and also links on the cover to download high quality MP3′s and iPad video of each track.

The DVD is a limited edition of 50 copies all hand numbered and every disc comes with an Abre Ojos sticker. They are $20AUD each including shipping to wherever you are in the world. Purchase below via Paypal. More details and order at

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