Eisenlager & Jack Hertz present MASKS. A journey into the mystic realms of these curious objects. Each track is dedicated to a different one. Be sure to click through to the track page to read more about each one.
A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body. In parts of Australia, giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.
The use of masks in rituals or ceremonies is a very ancient human practice across the world, although masks can also be worn for protection, in hunting, in sports, in feasts, or in wars – or simply used as ornamentation. Some ceremonial or decorative masks were not designed to be worn. Although the religious use of masks has waned, masks are used sometimes in drama therapy or psychotherapy.
Jack Hertz - Devices, Sounds, Rituals, Production.
Eisenlager is an experimental sound artist from Germany who has been working since 1981. You can find out more about his work at www.eisenlager.net
Jack Hertz has been composing and recording for more than 30 years. He is fascinated by all aspects of creating sound. From the earliest instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. More at JackHertz.com
Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. We cover a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at AuralFilms.com
I am so proud to release this album on my wee netlabel ... it ticks all the boxes! I shouldn't single a track out but if I have to, it is Compressionism. It is simply stunning! But then the whole album is really rather special. thomas mathie