Heartland

by Strange Angels

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Part I: Woe To Thee, Oh Land

Part II: And The Land Lay Still

A three-part exploration of the theme of change in Scotland in the last few centuries, and the author's acquaintance with the past through the medium of folk song.
For Part III, see other releases.

"How strange was the sadness of Scotland's singing, made for the sadness of the land and sky in dark autumn evenings, the crying of men and women of the land who had seen their lives and loves sink away in the years, things wept for beside the sheep ouchts, remembered at night and in twilight. The gladness and kindness had passed, lived and forgotten, it was Scotland of the mist and rain and the crying sea that made the songs...

...nothing endured at all, nothing but the land she passed across... Sea and sky and the folk who wrote and fought and were learned, teaching and saying and praying, they lasted but as a breath, a mist of fogs in the hills, but the land was forever, it moved and changed below you, but was forever, you were close to it and it to you, not at a bleak remove it held you and hurted you."

(Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song)

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released September 8, 2014

Valerian, 2011-2014

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Strange Angels UK

A black metal / folk / post-rock project from the North-East of Scotland. Inspired by politics, literature, philosophy, concern for the past and hope for the future.

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