The Dark Path to Spiritual Expansion 2xCD

by Elemental Chrysalis, The

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "The dark path to spiritual expansion” is more than just a musical album, it's an amalgam of beautiful melodies twisting themselves to enrapture the natural spirit converging itself to release all its powerful energy to the listener.

    The result is a dry, introspective dark folk music with obvious nods to the psychedelic folk of the late 60s and early 70s, albeit refracted through an aesthetic sensibility which takes account of later musical developments such as dark ambient and funeral doom.
    ----JUDAS KISS

    The Elemental Chrysalis have created timeless folk music. A sort of forest country music. Bits of twang definitely inform the band's dark wistful threnodies. The pace is lugubrious, the sound is sprawling and soporific, the voices drawled to the extent that they often sound like just another instrument. A gorgeously languorous and haunting musical mystery​.

    Yes, "The Dark Path to Spiritual Expansion" is a great deep work of art, with eight tracks of organic psychedelia, blues riffs, ambient passages and crestfallen folk music experimentation. Original it is, and Chet and James are truly great artists. This creation is probably the closest thing to a moist autumnal forest that has ever poured out of my speakers, it's huge! AND the packaging looks so good. Hats off.

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Released Winter Solstice 2007. This offering marks the second full length album from The ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS entitled "The Dark Path To Spiritual Expansion." Featuring original visual crafts by James Woodhead & printed within an expansive 2xCD, "6x6" six panel deluxe gate fold on obscure Sage colored stock. Both collections feature 4 pieces of music per disc, totaling roughly 2 hours of music!

​​The Earth Tongues have been consumed & with this, the path of an Elemental Chrysalis becomes more clear. Onward through the door of a wooded heart, the Chrysalis gift transcending, organic acoustic funeral folk & rich analog organ ritualism. With guided and gathered energies of the Winter Season, through the elder Pacific North Western woodlands, the mournful heart seeks comfort & cleansing in these times of blackened skies. This exploration & unique weaving of many audible threads, create the original sound that has become known today as The Elemental Chrysalis. From deeply mournful Classical movements, to lethargic rain soaked Blues Folk. Epic compositions & visual totems unfold in a whorl of white sage with every breath! Seekers of today's true underground will find faith once again. This is pure headphone craft! Featuring the binding of two spirits: Cycle of the Raven Talons (Chet W. Scott) & At the Head of the Woods (James Woodhead).​


released June 21, 2007



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