Civilization is an exploration into the Aghoric consciousness.
Decay beautified and filth devoured. Tinged with visits from
Shiva and Kali: steeped in Vedic precepts and untouchable
esthetics. It is about the erosion of the psycho-cultural
landscape. And what comes after that erosion is complete.
All the lyrics are narrated by John over drifting waves of
ambience and texture. The most obvious sonic reference is
Coil, and meditative chant.
Also included here
are two variant remnants from the recording sessions: Ghul
Kathartes and John
Myspace - Periodically Checked
Serpentis - John's Medieval Music
Harford - Photo and Visual Arts
- Writing by John
All of these files
are CD quality MP3. The individual tracks are between 3 and
7 MB each. The full archive is about 50 MB.
2. Black Shores
3. The Advocates
4. White River
5. Gone Native
Tracks 1-8 Plus Album Art
material © John R. Harford/Kathartes 2010