• Olegh Kolyada

    First Human Ferro

    First Human Ferro

    FHF (First Human Ferro), a Ukrainian dark ambient project organized by Olegh Kolyada back in summer 1998, with first field recordings being experienced yet in winter 1997. The debut raw experiments date back June-August 1998 when “The Halo over Pontiff’s Hearse” was recorded. A year later in 1999 FHF started musical manipulations with harsher sounds which resulted into “Metaballistik: Viewed under Infra-Red” session, known as Ukrainian exceptional death  industrial material ever. Both above-mentioned albums were released on tapes and cd-rs several times in limited editions in Ukraine and Poland. In 2000 a classical dark ambient album “Motherwards” was recorded, issued a year later as the first professional cd release of the project. 2001 was marked by a progression of the project’s musical swings with its ultimate death industrial output “Ferrari” and “Numinosum” issued in a while by Polish and Ukrainian labels respectively. The same year Olegh Kolyada launched his apocalyptic ritual side-project In Meditarivm recording two albums within several years: “Les Fleurs du Mal” 2000-2001 and “Uterus” 2002 released in a limited cd-r format. A re-mixed collection of FHF’s first ambient sketches was released the same 2002 year by a Ukrainian label under the title “Greater than Temple” cd-r. 2003-2008.
    After a hiatus FHF returned in 2003 with its best known material “Guernica Macrocosmica” cd on Eibon Records, the album which is still considered as a milestone of nostalghic ambient music. That very year the FHF project was split into two identities: nostalghia (nostalghic shoegaze music) and realia (all dark ambient experiments). In 2005 two exclusive tracks for German Drone Records 7” series were recorded on behalf of In Meditarium project, issued a year later as “Mare Internum” vinyl recording. In late 2005 a Ukrainian OMS Records, based in Olegh’s native city Zhytomyr, released next FHF’s dark ambient material “Corona Astralis” cd. Joining forces with an Italian finest Eibon Records again in 2006 a brand-new harsh ambient album “Adamnation” cd was issued a year later. Finally in late 2007 Olegh Kolyada initiated and compiled an exclusive international collection of the best dark ambient tracks “Energia” by the finest musicians to commemorate a centenary of world’s greatest space engineer S.P.Korolyov (1907-1966), born in Zhytomyr city too. In late 2008 the project was invited to take part in another great compilation “Sacral Symphony” issued by a Belgian EETapes.

    2009 was devoted to collecting Olegh Kolyada’s music never released, now being strictly-oriented: Ostarbeiter as a moniker for early death industrial  & power electronics experiments, FHF as an electro-acoustic, radio-noise & dark ambient project, and In Meditarivm as an apocalyptic ritual one.
    The collection in question is entitled “Panoptikvm” and will be released as a series of several cds/lps. Panoptikvm series includes: In Meditarivm “The Great Limbo” and “Broken Urn”, OSTARBEITER “The Iron Era”, and FHF “Homo Shargey” records. 16/05/2009 FHF first ever live, onstage together w/Deutsch Nepal, Noises of Russia, and Filivs Macrocosmi. A digital document about the event was released in February 2010 as v/a “Secret Assembly” DVD by Zhytomyr-based OMS Records. In March a Polish label Wrotycz Records released In Meditarivm “The Great Limbo” CD.

    At the very dawn of 2011 a Polish New Nihilism label took care of another part of the Panoptikvm series “Homo Shargey” CD. At the beginning of the year FHF project got an offer from a Russian label Nitkie to release two albums: “Stardust” CD, featured by Claustrum, Louisa John-Krol, and Oda Relicta, released exclusively on April, the 12th as a tribute to the cosmic date, and “Prosa Profana” CD, Olegh Kolyada’s collaboration with an Italian band Albireon, released in September 2011. 04/06/2011 FHF’s 2nd live set, onstage together w/Troum, Cisfinitum, and a few other projects in Kyiv.
    Originally planned to be released via French rip-offs Slaughter in Art in 2010, the memorial recording Ostarbeiter “The Iron Era” 2CD was co-released by Steinklang Industries with Old Captain on May, the 3rd, 2012. The most ambitious FHF’s record, a collaborative work with Cisfinitum “Alchemicals” CD, was released by Old Captain on the 29th of December, 2012…

    First Human Ferro / Ostarbeiter – Ego Vox 3 versions Gradual Hate Records First Human Ferro Feat. Albireon – Prosa Profana (12xFile, MP3, Album, S/Edition) Heterodox (CD, Album, Ltd) Old Captain, Gradual Hate Records OCCD17, GH 12 CD


    First Human Ferro – Heterodox

    First Human Ferro / Ostarbeiter – Ego Vox

    Ego Vox by First Human Ferro / Ostarbeiter

  • La Chose by HIEMIS

    La Chose by HIEMIS
    GH RECORDS – GH 148 CD)
    → https://bit.ly/3fh7I79
    CD Limited Edition 200 Copies / CARDBOARD CD

    ENG → Sound magic, crystalline sparkles, and the omnipresence of the sacred … (Lux Atena) the new work by HIEMIS proposes an initiation, a transcendental journey through brilliant soundscapes. Coming soon spring 2021

    Never had there been a collective experience of «the invisible» comparable to that of Martines de Pasqually and her disciples when they joined forces to research «La Chose» together.

    Pasqually was one of the most enigmatic characters of the eighteenth century, manifesting himself at the beginning of him as a Freemason, soon creating his own initiatory organization, the Order of the Elus Cohens.

    This Order was heir to mystical sects of antiquity and the Neo-Alexandrian period, with special influence on its ritual by occult masters of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Master and disciples professed a mystique of Reintegration to the condition of Man-God and was the forerunner of other currents within the initiatory world such as the Rectified Scottish Regime and various branches of the Martinist Orders.

    Although until now those who investigated the invisible expected what they were going to see in it, calling angels or demons according to the forms of Christian iconography. Pasqually, however, stated that it was not known in advance what being would appear at the time of the evocation. This is how La Chose would emerge.

    In the first sessions the new disciples admitted to participate in the works of the teacher saw how La Chose performed mysterious actions. They left there excited and terrified or drunk with pride and ambition. These appearances were produced by strange beings and of a different essence from that of terrestrial beings. These beings gave speeches and transmitted deep knowledge during rituals. Each disciple was summoned to reproduce, in his own way, the same phenomenon.

    La Chose’s presence in the Operations Chamber could impress the disciple’s senses in different ways: he felt “goose bumps all over his body”, or he heard faint sounds; but, in general, «the manifestation was operated by vision», by the perception of sparkles and sparks. In order to perceive them, the Operator extinguished the candles and kept the flame of the only candelabrum that remained lit until the end of the ceremony.

    The solemn Operations were to be carried out at exactly the same time by all the ordained and authorized Cohens. The Chambers of Operations where they officiated could be situated at a great distance from each other, for example, in Lyon, Paris and Bordeaux, but a perfect timing was absolutely necessary for him to act.

    The Chosen Knights of Martines de Pasqually performed such sacred rites in the service of the highest Theurgy. Most of the prescriptions of the operative rituals were used from the most remote antiquity, astrology having an important role.

    For the Elus Cohens, true faith is based on pre-natural facts and since they, due to the decline of the historical cycle, are no longer produced publicly, it is necessary to generate them in the Chamber of Operations through complex and strict ritual. Therefore, the Theurgic Operation is less an act of faith, of adoration, of devotion, than a high practice of Sacred Science.

    SPA → Magia sonora, destellos cristalinos, y la omnipresencia de lo sacro… (Lux Atenea) el nuevo trabajo de HIEMIS propone una iniciación, un viaje trascendental a través de paisajes sonoros brillantes. Próximamente, en primavera, 2021

    Nunca se había dado una experiencia colectiva de “lo invisible” comparable a la de Martines de Pasqually y sus discípulos cuando unieron sus esfuerzo para investigar en común “La Chose”.

    Pasqually fué uno de los personajes mas enigmáticos del siglo XVIII, manifestándose ya en sus inicios como francmasón, creando pronto su propia organización iniciática, la Orden de los Élus Cohens.

    Dicha Orden era heredera de sectas místicas de la antigüedad y de la época neoalejandrina con especial influencia en su ritual por parte de maestros ocultistas de la Edad Media y del Renacimiento. Maestro y discípulos profesaban una mística de Reintegración a la condición de Hombre-Dios y fue precursora de otras corrientes dentro del mundo iniciático como el Régimen Escocés Rectificado y diversas ramas de las Órdenes Martinistas.

    Si bien hasta ahora los que indagaban lo invisible se esperaban lo que iban a ver en él, llamando a los ángeles o a lo demonios según las formas de la iconografía cristiana. Pasqually , sin embargo afirmaba que no se sabía de antemano qué ser aparecería en el momento de la evocación. Así surgiría La Chose.

    En las primeras sesiones los nuevos discípulos admitidos a participar en los trabajos del maestro veían como La Chose ejecutaba acciones misteriosas. Salían de allí entusiasmados y aterrados o ebrios de orgullo y ambición. Estas apariciones eran producidas por seres extraños y de una esencia diferente de la de los seres terrestres. Estos seres daban discursos y transmitían un conocimiento profundo durante los rituales. Cada discípulo era convocado a reproducir, a su manera, el mismo fenómeno.

    La presencia de La Chose en la Cámara de Operaciones podía impresionar de diferentes formas los sentidos del discípulo: sentía “la carne de gallina por todo el cuerpo”, o escuchaba débiles sonidos; pero, en general, “la manifestación se operaba por la visión”, por la percepción de resplandores y chispas. Para poder percibirlas, el Operador extinguía los cirios y velaba la llama del único candelabro que permanecía encendido hasta el final de la ceremonia.

    Las solemnes Operaciones debían ser efectuadas exactamente a la misma hora por todos los Cohens ordenados y autorizados. Las Cámaras de Operaciones donde ellos oficiaban podían estar situadas a una gran distancia unas de otras, por ejemplo, en Lyon, París y Bordeaux, pero un sincronismo perfecto era absolutamente necesario para que pudiera actuar.

    Los Caballeros Elegidos de Martines de Pasqually ejecutaban tales ritos sagrados al servicio de la más alta Teurgia. La mayor parte de las prescripciones de los rituales operativos eran usados desde la más remota antigüedad, teniendo la astrología un rol importante.

    Para los Élus Cohens, la verdadera fe se funda en hechos prenaturales y dado que ellos, por la decadencia del ciclo histórico, no se producen más públicamente, es necesario generarlos en la Cámara de Operaciones por medio del complejo y estricto ritual. Por lo tanto, la Operación Teúrgica es menos un acto de fe, de adoración, de devoción, que una alta práctica de la Ciencia Sagrada. 

    Book 65 pages Paperback. Laminated Cover
    Limited edition, numbered only 30 copies, CD + Esoteric Book translated into two languages, Spanish and English
    → https://bit.ly/3fh7I79