Lisa Hammer – Dakini – Limited Double Gold Gatefold LP (250 copies)
€27.90 (inc. 24% VAT taxes) + shipping costs
Release Date: 25.04.2022
Style: Medieval, Ambient, Gothic, Ethereal
- Mastering by George Emmanuel (Pentagram Studio).
- Plus 3 Unreleased Bonus Tracks (“Alte Clamat Epicurus”, “Chant Nr. 5”, “Hurdy Gurdy Gavotte”).
- First time on vinyl.
- 180 gr vinyl
The Circle Music proudly announces the release of Lisa Hammer’s – Dakini for first time on LP.
Lisa Hammer is a unique singer with inexhaustible vocal abilities. Lisa excelled with the gothsters Requiem In white with whom she released two albums in the early 90’s (“Requiem In White”-1990, “Of The Want Infinite” – 1994), while on the way she offered her magical voice to N.C.S., Mors Syphilitica, The Terror Twins, Radiana.
The year 2009 was significant as her first (and only) personal album “Dakini” appeared. It was a true musical diamond which unfolded new aspects of Lisa’s enormous talent and received dithyrambic reviews around the world. “Dakini” is a complete manifesto of inner search in which a lot of influences from different genres of music are presented harmoniously, creating a mystical atmosphere and giving the opportunity to emerge unprecedented vocals, sometimes angelic and sometimes damned as if they come from another period forgotten by the time.
We are pleased to announce the release of “Dakini” for first time on vinyl, with new mastering and the addition of three bonus unreleased tracks (“Alte Clamat Epicurus”, “Chant Nr. 5”, “Hurdy Gurdy Gavotte”). These three songs excited us so much that “Alte Clamat Epicurus” was chosen as the first to introduce “Dakini” LP. This is a seven minute back prelude where Lisa surpasses her best self by “spitting” spells and curses.
Disc 1, Side 1
1. Alte Clamat Epicurus (Bonus Track)
2. In Taberna Quando Sumus
3. Kyrie Orbis Factor
Disc 1, Side 2
1. Ave Nobilis
5. Be Not Afraid
Disc 2, Side 1
1. Chant Nr 5
2. The Valley Of Unrest
3. Electric Tamboura
4. The Muses
6. Chant Nr. 5 – Dance Mix (Bonus Track)
Disc 2, Side 2
2. The Saddest Day Of All
5. Hurdy Gurdy Gavotte (Bonus Track)
- All songs composed & perfomed by Lisa Hammer
- Guest Musician: Paul Ash
- “The Valley of Unrest”: lyrics from an Edgar Allen Poe poem
- “Lullaby”: Lyrics by William Shakespeare/A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- “In Taberna Quando Sumus”, “Alte Clamat Epicurus”, “Ave Nobilis” are all public domain, written by anonymous Satanic monks in the 12th and 13th century to be blasphemous versions of church hymns for a black mass.
Lisa Hammer was one of the founding members and lead singer of the bands: Requiem in White (1985-1994), The N.C.S. (1995), Mors Syphilitica (1996-2004), The Terror Twins (2005-present) and Radiana (2009-present). Her first solo album, Dakini, has been described as “a special, unique listening experience aimed at those who hunger for music that is deep, profound and captivating” and “reminiscent of Dead Can Dance, Enya and Loreena McKennitt”. She writes soundtrack music for film, theatre and TV and sings as a guest artist with the Brooklyn psychedelic musical project: Fashion Bird Danger Danger. She is currently writing and recording the next Radiana album, and a second solo album to be released by The Circle Music. Lisa is also an award-winning filmmaker, currently working on several projects.
Lisa’s comment about “Dakini”:
The intention behind this album was to create music for ritual, introspection and awakening the senses. It was designed to carry the listener away from the manifest world and into a deeper space. The Indian ragas correspond with times of the day, so the album represents a condensed 24 hours, which is perfect for ritual, or any emotional and spiritual trip. The medieval songs are matched with Indian ragas and tribal drums, Appalachian folk music, Middle-Eastern drones and opera to bring the four directions together, North South East and West. It’s a cultural and spiritual mix, all blending together in one album. Each of the songs has its own meditational/trance-inducing quality, regardless of its origin.