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*Out now from the Gears of Sand label is a new full length release from Gydja. Machina Mundi deals with clockwork universes and other deterministic cosmologies and what happens to those world views when they fall out of favour. The label describes it as a listening experience that “brings to mind vast images of an entire floating planet– translucent like a post-industrial snowglobe–revealing intricate machines, plant life, and weather systems moving apart, together, in a strange otherworldly ballet.” The Gydja page at Myspace has an excerpt from the title track and more samples are available at the CD Baby page

*Belgium’s increasingly collectible Mystery Sea label has released Gydja’s Umbilicus Maris . This release is limited to 100 individually numbered copies with the usual impressive artwork that Mystery Sea has become known for. We don’t have many copies left, so order them directly from the label.

*BLC Production’s industrial/ebm compilation series has reached its ninth installment with Interbreeding IX: Kuru, and includes six tracks from Gydja as well as booklet artwork by Abby Helasdottir. The previous installment, also featuring tracks from Gydja, sold out fast so get in quick. Other acts on this two disc set include Kubix, Viscera Drip, Boundless, Xentrifuge, Werstahl, Prototype, Dvation, Statik Sky, Alien Produkt, Function13, Zauber, The Panic Lift, Stark, Homicide Division, Stigmata, Frightdoll, Cyanide Regime, Run Level Zero, XP8, Asseptic Room, Engelmacher, and Slayv Axis.

*Available now from Chmafu Nocords is Ma-mo Rbad Gtong, a collaboration between Gydja and Austrian musician Marufura Fufunjiru. It explores the four orders of Wrathful Goddesses encountered by the soul in the Bardo Thödol, or Tibetan Book of the Dead. The tracks bear the names of each of these orders: Eight Kerimas, Eight Htamenmas, Four Female Door-keepers, and Twenty-eight Herukas. Features artwork by Abby too.

*Two releases from the CT-Collective feature tracks from Gydja. CT -Film compiles reimagined soundtracks for films and includes Gydja’s The Man Machine, scoring a crucial scene from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, as well as coverart by Abby Helasdottir. CT-Poem explores poetry set to sound, with Gydja providing the sound to the poem The Strange Metamorphosis of Animals by Charlotte Hurley. Frans de Waard in Vital Weekly said: “the best pieces are short and at the beginning, such as the spooky piece by Gydja, with its traces of Nurse With Wound, or the laptop intimacy of Anders Ostberg. Both compilations are available for download from the CT-Collective website: CT-Film : CT-Poem

*Liber Al is a compilation of exclusive and unreleased tracks dedicated to Aiwass & New Aeon & The Book Of The Law technically called Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX as delivered by XCIII = 418 to DCLXVI that was dictated in Cairo on April 8th-10th in the year 1904. Released by Czech label HORUS CyclicDaemon, the compilation features the track By a Secret Name by Gydja and The Magdalene , as well as contributions from Ah Cama-Sotz, This Morn Omina, Atrium Carceri, Unto Ashes, Cotton Ferox & Genesis P-Orridge, Belborn, Hexentanz, Musterion, Duparc, Encryption, Abnocto, While Angels Watch, Transfagula, Za Frumi, Hadit, Psychonaut 75, Exceed, 4th Sign of the Apocalypse, The Circus of Scars, Satorii, Artefactum, Chaos As Shelter, 3LCF, and Ossaserpia. A double disc set in a strictly limited edition of 418 hand-numbered copies with an 8-pages A5 booklet on high quality stock and A3 poster. Packed in stunning black-box with printed cover designed by John Coulthart. For reviews and ordering details, visit the label HORUS CyclicDaemon

*anotherGIZYA features reworkings of Liquid Sphere’s Gizya album by a variety of artists including Gydja, Cordell Klier, Aidan Baker, Wilt, and others. Released by Liquid Sphere Industries.

*Sonic Visions of Middle Earth is a compilation released by Foreshadow Productions featuring tracks inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Features Torech Ungol by Gydja, and artwork by Abby Helasdottir.

*Hidden Landscape: Lake Vostok from Dreamland Recordings is a compilation featuring tracks from Gydja, as well as Aidan Baker, Bokor, Ellende, Liquid Sphere, Siren, Undecisive God, and Wilt. Further details from Dreamland Recordings.

*Gydja contributed a short piece, The End of Time, to a soundscape presented to author Michael Moorcock on the momentous celebration of his 65th year. More details available here.