Andrew King, Deus Ignotus

Epiphany  06  (CD, 2011) 

This work has required nine years in the planning and recording! It’s a magnum opus of Andrew King and first true solo album since “The Amfortas Wound”. The CD contains a dark and complex selection of traditional, medieval and own compositions. Tracks include the 13th Century Ballad “Judas”, for which was made a new edition from the only known manuscript, the murder ballads “Edward” & “Sir Hugh”, Oswald von Wolkenstein’s May song “Fröleichen So Well Wir” and “Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor” from the Carmina Burana. Digipack with 24 pp booklet containing full lyrics and extensive notes, 10 tracks, 63 minutes.Recorded between 2002-2011 at Retina II Studios, London, by Hunter Barr, except for:  Chorus on Judas recorded by Hunter Barr at Backstreet Studios, London, 2005.  Sections of the lead vocals on Judas, recorded by Reza Udhin at Cryonica Studios, London (session courtesy of Andrew Trail) and by the singer at Furfeather Studio, London, courtesy of Tony Wakeford, 2007.   All of The Wife of Usher’s Well bar sections of the final chorus, recorded by the singer at Hurricane Studios London, 2007, with thanks to Ben Henderson for advice and instruction.  The drums on The Three Ravens, recorded by Till Bruggemann at Gerechtigkeits-Liga Studio London, 2007.  Harmonium on In Upper Room, recorded by the singer at Epiphany Studios, London, Holy Saturday, 2009.  The chorus on Fröleichen So Well Wir recorded by the singer at DieKleeneHexe Studios, Brixton, London, courtesy of Isabel Hübner, 2009. The Elders Of The People Took Counsel and Could Ye Not Watch With Me One Hour recorded by Hunter Barr at Saint Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London, 2010. Edward and sections of the final chorus of The Wife of Usher’s Well recorded by Tony Wakeford at Furfeather Studio, Ash Wednesday 2011.  Post recording production on sections of The Wife of Usher’s Well by M at The Infinite Studio, London, 2011.  Produced by Hunter Barr & Andrew King at Retina II Studios, London. Mastered by Hunter Barr, Easter Sunday 2011.  Textual edition of Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor by Dr René Clemencic.  Textual edition of Judas by Andrew King.  Translation of Fröleichen So Well Wir by Michael Moynihan.  Cover Painting: XC IGNOTO DEO by Andrew King.

1. Corvus Terrae Terror  2. The Three Ravens  3. The Wife Of Usher’s Well  4. Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor  5. Edward  6.1 The Elders Of The People Took Counsel  6.2 In Upper Room  7.1 Judas  7.2 Could Ye Not Watch With Me One Hour  8. Lord Lovel  9. Fröleichen So Well Wir  10. Sir Hugh.

Drums – John Murphy; Organ [Flute Organ], Keyboards, Sounds [Samples], Loops, Sounds [Drones], Producer, Mastered By – Hunter Barr; Violin, Sounds [Footsteps] – Maria Vellanz; Vocals, Harmonium, Organ [Flute Organ], Sounds [Samples], Percussion, Sounds [Hobby Horse], Sounds [Footsteps], Sounds [Field Recordings], Producer – Andrew King