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Dave Aftandilian Blindingly beautiful solo tribal nature ambient/folk. Looking up, I hear her cry split the heavens. Her blessing floats down to me, lightning, shining, cleansing. Her mark sears my body and I am transformed; my cry splits the heavens even as I am split, and remade whole.
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JK Another transcendental collection of sounds from an important project. BotBO's dedication, sincerity, and vision continues to be a constant source of inspiration. Highest recommendation. Favorite track: Totems of Transformation.
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cavestrummer This is an immense, immersive album, reminiscent of - but not at all derivative of - 90s Swans. You need puffy headphones and a quiet place for the full effect. Let the sound surround and engulf you, and revel in the medicine and ecstasy that Mr. Scott draws from what surrounds us all. Favorite track: Solitude: Flame Rekindled Spirit.
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  • Handcrafted reclaimed leather sleeve w/patch (WARmth 2xCD).
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Glass Throat Recordings (GTR-024 MMXV). Scheduled for an October 31st release date.

    This 2xCD format will feature the same unmastered recordings as the digital release most of you already have. I just kinda like it the way it is. (((d-_-b)))

    Regarding this artifact, A Limited to 1,000 first pressing, I'm excited to offer a more appropriate kind of packaging, other than the standard oversized deluxe gatefold Glass Throat Recordings is known for. A packaging I'm tediously hand crafting myself. So with that said, the 2xCD release of "WARmth" will be MADE TO ORDER, so I would ask for your patience folks towards receiving it.

    Please take into consideration, every hide is unique in color variants, texture and density. So with that said, each sleeve received is uniquely your own and takes the branding process differently with every burn!

    The discs are professionally pressed and enclosed within said hand cut, branded and laced Elk, Deer, Bison, or Bovine reclaimed hide sleeve(s). This all depends on what I can find at the time.

    Each sleeve contains the following items:

    1. One photographic informative insert.
    2. Two professionally pressed compact discs.
    3. One leather burned patch coinciding with the sleeve featuring the same sigil.

    Includes unlimited streaming of WARmth via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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~ Known to me now My Spiraled mistress unveiled ~ ~ Through darkest shadows I feel your firery touch Burning my heart with deepest mark ~ In blinding light Gifting me foresight Please honor this open love letter ~ ~ Adorning war feathers Soaring shadow self Adorning war feathers Soaring shadow self One full of guilt and pain For i am so sick now So sick ~ I embrace the blackend shroud full of your WARmth ~ ~ I embrace your WARmth ~ I must change ~ I must change For it is time to move on ~ I must change ~ Your spirit comes to me In wood Your spirit comes to me In stone Your spirit comes to me In wood Your spirit comes to me In stone Your spirit comes to me In wood Your spirit comes to me In stone (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
~ Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
Through these eyes I see, the Sun now rise Through the body I feel, the sun set Dawnbringer of breath, through spiraled winds Looking towards the South, a journey begins It's time to see, see ourselves It's time to live, live again It's time to see, see ourselves It's time to live, live again It's time to see, see ourselves It's time to live, live again It's time to see, see ourselves It's time to live, live again Healing growth, blood of Muninn The breath, becomes freedom Healing growth, blood of Muninn The breath, becomes freedom Ritual smoke Offered to Mystery Ritual smoke Offered to Mystery (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Old one eye Hold horizon inside Nauthic spiraling sun Old one eye Hold horizon inside Nauthic spiraling sun (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
Intrinsic field memory Breath humbled, silence unveiled ~ Blood of spiraled thoughts Breath humbled, silence unveiled Silence surrounds me now Breath humbled, silence unveiled Falcons soaring Equilibrium A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth A deepening faunic innerverse ~ This gnawer from beneath my maternal hearth ~ (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
Under the new moon Her womb, an old growth forest Under the new moon her scent fills my blood Under the new moon A healing solitude Under the new moon Earthbound and skyward Under the new moon Her womb, an old growth forest Under the new moon her scent fills my blood Under the new moon A healing solitude Under the new moon Earthbound and skyward Rooted under veils of Cedar and Pine! With adorning tears from Father Sky! Healing growth, blood of Muninn! Four altars, altering! My spirit gathering ascends! To the heart of the high places! -Chet W. Scott (C)(P) January 13th, MMX
Spiraled hands lay upon her breast An offering to this land Fylfots whorling within my eyes Well~being Stormborn rise All to ash All to ash For all is ash Burning is learning Clouds embrace Mother's warmth Whorling skies A spirit's horse Acension towards Sacred storms Love (Passed away) The breath of mystery ~I am the earth~My breath is sky~I am the earth~My breath is sky~ (C)(P) -Chet W. Scott
If you talk with the animals They will talk with you And you will know each other If you do not talk with them You will not know them and what you do not know You will fear What one fears One destroys What one fears One destroys Of this death and dream Summoning streams Of this death and dream Summoning streams Of this death and dream Summoning streams Of this death and dream Summoning streams (C)(P) -Geswanouth Slahoot (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) / Chet W. Scott


WARmth 3/4 sleeve shirts are now available in the merch section of this store. A lossless digital download will be given with every purchase of said shirt. (glassthroatrecordings.bandcamp.com/merch/blood-of-the-black-owl-warmth-black-3-4-sleeve-w-black-trim-alstyle-raglan-jersey)

(C)(P) MMXV Glass Throat Recordings (GTR-024). A physical artifact in the format of a 2xCD was released on 10/31/MMXV.


"I am grateful to have found your music...it really restores, heals and reflects a beautiful and deep relationship to the land that I love here in the Northwest more than anything I've heard (along with various tribal music and stories). When I listen I hear the heartbeat of land, sea and sky of this so accurately...THANK YOU! It's so good to know someone else "listens and understands." Many blessings to you!
-Lady Heron

"Each Blood of the Black Owl record holds a specific era connected to it somewhere in my lifetime. "WARmth" has become the most crucial record for me ever, and may sound strange but I only listen to it when I truly need it. It is that potent!"

"Thank you for your beautiful work. You may enjoy knowing that I am using your music in various ceremonies and rites-of-passage work as a wilderness therapy guide in the Deserts of the Colorado Plateau. I have found that the music of Glass Throat Recordings facilitates the work of healing, rewilding, remembering, and reconnecting in a very authentic and powerful way. Your music and way of being is affecting the world in more ways than you know. Keep it up. For the Wild..."
-Jeriah Bowser

"We traveled up to Seattle for the last leg of our coastal journey to meet some very special people ~ Chet W. Scott and Rachel Boaz-Scott ~ bright souls behind Glass Throat Recordings and kindred creative spirits. Chet's music is a truly remarkable gift to this world, deeply rooted in the richness of the animate landscape and an inspiring invitation to the wilds within our own hearts. In making his music, Chet W. Scott journeys deeply into communion with the wilderness, playing acoustic instruments made from the land and gathering field recordings of the many wild voices that accompany this powerful offering. His music is a spiritual medicine that has brought much to Joel's life over the years and Joel offered him a ritual mask he carved as a thank you."
-DELIA OF THE GREENWOOD (www.schoolofthegreenwood.org)

"I have said that I want to make music that accompanies people to their feet, or to their knees. Blood of the Black Owl has done both for me!"
-JOEL CIMARRON a.k.a. "THORN" from National Geographic Channel's "Live Free Or Die!" TV Series. (www.channel.nationalgeographic.com/live-free-or-die/)

"When I listen to Blood of the Black Owl I cannot help but be taken into ceremony. One comprised of myself, nature and the invisible beings behind the sound. Chet’s music is very powerful medicine indeed. I am thankful to Chet for committing to the work and crafting a lens into his journey, a journey which ultimately we all share... WARmth renews my faith in music and art as a tool to connect us back to the deepest part of ourselves, the earth, with each other and the beyond. Authentic expression has become a rarity, but WARmth touches something raw and very real and beautiful…”

"Your music is inspirational and resonates with my yearning for something more than the grind and stress modern (sub)urban society imposes upon us. Please keep making and releasing music. It really is like nothing else."
-Matthew Krykew

"A journey into wild nature and a ritual with wildness through truly human music inspired by the more than human world we wander upon. One of the most moving displays of sound and ritual we've heard!"
-DIY Bandits

"Energy never gets lost in this universe, only converted. If I can give you back just a fracture of the joy, inspiration and heartfelt calmness that I receive from your music, you will get an idea of how valuable your work is to your listeners."
-юля садикова

"Thank you for making brilliant, original and uniquely atmospheric music! Music is so commodified these days and your music is definitely not a commodity."
-Dr. Nick Gadsby

"Blood of the Black Owl's "WARmth" for me, is the sound of bone and flower, an audible mandala with Yin & Yang at its center! Finally a breath of authenticity and Impecable brilliance in a sea of monotonous sound!"
-The Gods Have-Not

"After 20+ years of emotive soundscape, It now makes perfect sense why the work of Chet W. Scott has continuously been disregarded by the pomposity of his peers, labels, distributors and press to make room for more trendy scene fodder! Only when this man is long gone, will his body of work truly be respected and understood! "WARmth" is a perfect example of this. A "Medicinal Musical" indeed Chet, we will never be the same again...Astonishing!"
-The Northern Healer Rewilding Collective

"Already I'm seeing "Black Metal", "Funeral Doom" and "Neofolk" mentioned in regards to WARmth. How incredibly silly! Seriously, what a slap in the face to the work that is offered here! If anything, it reminds me of Dead Can Dance, Galloping Coroners or even some of the native compositions of Peter Buffett. Or yes, like one person mentioned already POPOL VUH! In the end though, it's non of those artists either and Chet W. Scott has continued to travel down his own beautiful solitary path.

"This is gorgeous. The mix is so clear, honest and alive. The pain and love which went into this creation transfers easily and in a welcoming manner. As a listener, I hear and feel the heart beating. The production is flawless, I'm trying to wrap my head around the quality of the timbre you have captured, it's really inspiring.

Your craft is true and the local communities close and distant have much to gain from your work.

As a composer, your work seems to have always carried a whisper of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh's cinematic transcendence, it is so wonderfully present on this album but there is also something else. A deeper side of your wisdom and personal energies that is coming through. It's quite refreshing and stirs many different emotions within me. There is this bridge that the songs walk, it goes between two valleys, in one meadow I am brought to tears because the struggle is often to relentless and vast for me to conquer. But on the other side, across the bridge, lies another, a valley that I am able stretch out in, to dance, and circle the ones I love. I am at peace with that dichotomy because it is what this life is often about and what many of us are working through, healing from, and or transcending beyond. In my own spiritual work, I am becoming aware there is not two separate pieces of land that are connected by way of a bridge, but that there is still a larger valley that contains the two, and there is even a larger mountain range, a thousand lakes, clouds, trees, etc. I am free to travel and commune with all of it, we can be that fearless and free. These are the thoughts that your music awakened in me."
-Garek Druss (A Story of Rats)

"Nothing beats getting an e-mail saying one of your all-time favorites just happened to upload a new album to Bandcamp without warning. Of course, nothing is worse than having to go to work and wait nine hours before you can give that album a proper listen. Thus began my stressful wait to listen to WARmth, the latest album by multi-instrumentalist Chet W. Scott’s solo project Blood of the Black Owl. Though previous releases straddled tribal neofolk and heavy, meditative black/doom metal in a ritualistic setting, WARmth is almost exclusively neofolk. This is a pretty welcome and honestly foreseen change; Light the Fires! featured only two metal-oriented tracks to begin with. Scott’s intense, introspective, pastoral music has been a direct line to my heart for a long time, and the return of Blood of the Black Owl in such a fashion hits me right where it hurts.
-Invisible Oranges

"When it comes to tracking down a place and this is connected with the release of a new album, then drops the name BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL. The project contributes an idea about this place and this idea is more than one possible presence. BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL are led by great feeling of great feeling, which passes to the form. The environment is said BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL because Mastermind Chet W. Scott she passes through. Now nine new pieces. This time only in digital format. Perhaps can be explained by a certain number of sell-offs again one of those wonderful digipack follow up on in the future. Chet is one who paints in natural colors. We come after him. He is one who proclaims free and shows that a willfully to the heat Williger faith always is a Erschütterbarer and vibration in the opposite, ie the listener evokes. Along its folky patterns that always carry some kind of Black Metal presumption in themselves and are sometimes covered by sharp splinters, he succeeds, others waving in its depth. Yet, there is no one-dimensional, because it is also volatile impulses here an opening. The same pattern and are nevertheless today never exceedingly similar. Always groping, then discarding and suddenly lospreschend. To hear BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, resembles a bit the face into the river to check itself. There's a character-producing its own world production, its own flow direction and the findings and well-loved, addressed to the receiver, settle down in it. Sometimes one has to be never left the impression from them again. That has something comforting and just something warming, as already mentioned. So the listener grabs getting yourself to and does not enter into the futility of its interior. Rather, a vibrato sounds into another form of consciousness and there seems to be more present than is actually there. To hear Chet is to be master of their own present and to be worn over the Urschwelle. Since cooking a heart and there trembling eyelids. And almost it is meant here sounds the old inner rhythm after. Since going to other lights and colors spring up in this eternal go to meet. In setting his Funeral Folks, over fragmented shamanic, with this very-edged from the undergrowth sprouting ends will have its own spiritual world, created with its own value. "Strix Nebulosa" as a recurring mind. His music searches for the clearing in the woods. And when the time comes through the eye of hours, the curtain of memories stands out as at or simply: BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL.
-Black Online Magazin (A rough German translation)

A few more words...

"WARmth" is waged upon those whom aim to destroy Mystery's song! That every day battle for true love in the heart and the elusive flame rekindled primordial self."

In many ways, WARmth continues the journey from where Ruhr Hunter's 2006 "Moss and Memory" left off, with more emphasis upon weaving structural acoustic, indigenous ritual and primitive animistic elements known throughout the Blood of the Black Owl spirit, with the lush dancing rivers of soundscape we've come to know through the former Ruhr Hunter endeavor. I've realized through time and specifically what this collection has brought to light, the direction I have taken the Blood of the Black Owl spirit, beginning with elements of the MMXII "Light the Fires!" offering. This direction I spake of, is nothing more than a blossoming evolution of where the Ruhr Hunter voice would have developed after "Moss and Memory." I'm confident within this notion, as the spirit of my other solo endeavor "Cycle of the Raven Talons" (formerly known as Ruhr Hunter) will certainly be, of an all together different kind of well being. A medicinal musical focused solely beyond the veil, honoring my ancestors through organic aural offerings of primitive drum and breath.

For now, may I leave you with some words I feel best acknowledge the light and dark paths of this collection and I'm deeply humbled to know you are willing to engage and absorb this aural compass of the heart.


-Chet W. Scott


released August 13, 2015

All Instrumentation, voices and authentic ritual elements: Composed, performed, recorded and produced by sole member Chet W. Scott. (MMXIII-MMXV)

Guest Vocals on "Two Feathers Become Nauthiz" courtesy of Rachel Boaz-Scott.

Recorded on an actual sound console without the use of software simulation at Glass Throat Recordings on the unceded ancestral lands of the first people of the Dkhw Duw’Absh, (Duwamish Tribe), past and present.

I raise up with honor and gratitude the Coast Salish land itself and the Dkhw Duw’Absh.

This collection is not mastered.

***AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTATION*** used in the creation of this collection featured: *original field recordings * voices * 6 string acoustic guitar * 8 string acoustic baritone guitar * 5 string fretless bass * D-600 hammered dulcimer * mountain dulcimer * bowed psaltery * antler, horn, redwood, walnut, cedar, birch and bone indigenous flutes * hunter's horns * tibetan ritual horns * gemshorn * clay and wood ocarinas * quartz crystal meditative bowls * e-bow * harmonium * digital organ * boomerang sampler * antique sleigh bells * small energy bells * large brass tubular bells * antique mongolian herding bells * tibetan ritual bells * goat and elk hoof shakers * black bear bladder and elk antler rattles * thunder gong * horse hair beater * moose hide indigenous ritual frame drums * antique horse hide tympani * floor toms * branches * stones * V-drums (performed).


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