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Old Man's Wyntar

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Winterpercht I waited long before I finally bought the album on bandcamp. No easy listening, but with some time and a great evening listening session, I was convinced to finally have this winter concept album in my list. This will be an album for the special moments like Lunar Auroras "Zyklus".
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Eli This album coldly and slowly builds, then crushes you under an avalanche of black metal fury. Favorite track: Onset of Wyntar.
Problem Solved
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Problem Solved Great athmosperic experimantel Blackmetal. Feels like a cold long winternight.
Brandon Dean
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Brandon Dean Extremely well crafted experimental black metal. I love this album and can't stop coming back to it. Every listen a different riff or aspect of the music catches my attention. I love it. 4.5/5
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Ädäm To date, this is definitely the best creation of Mosaic, where all their experiences have been incorporated. And winter themed music always sounds good in my ears. Well done! Favorite track: Onset of Wyntar.
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    PLEASE NOTICE THAT THIS POSTER IS ALSO PART OF THE "SAMHAIN CELEBRATION" MERCH BUNDLE.

    Traditional woodcutter scene | Traditions. Legends. Mysticism.

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    2c high quality print on fine structured paper
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  • OLD MAN's WYNTAR - A5 BOOK
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    Enhanced CD re-release as heavy A5 book with hot-foil embossing. Featuring reworked and extended artwork with 28page booklet, English translations of all lyrics, in depth interview and one additional musicial chapter. Total playing time 76minutes!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Old Man's Wyntar via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • TRADITIONS.LEGENDS.MYSTICISM. - Patch

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    Here we go with the second new Mosaic design, which is entitled "Traditions. Legends. Mysticism".

    The front design is a well known piece of art - for those who follow us since quite some time - the traditional woodcutter scene.

    On the back you find an art mosaic refering to all recent releases (Old Man's Wyntar, Harvest as well as the upcoming ambrosian record)

    In the corner left appears the word "Kupfferwazzer" [engl. copper water]. Underneath the sigil is written:

    "der ewige unveränderliche äther | das unvergängliche licht und feuer - quinta essentia"

    [engl: the eternal and unchangeable ether | the everlasting light and fire - quinta essentia]

    This is a general shirt design without any limitation and will be printed on 'black' coloured shirts with golden ink.

    This design was crafted exclusivily at the House of Inkantation and issued by Eisenwald.
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"An homage to Winter in conception, an explosion of expressions in perception, OLD MAN'S WYNTAR is an astonishing masterpiece of soundscaping. Its highly complex structure takes the listener on a many-faceted journey into the deepest realms of ice, snow, and darkness. With a unique mix of Black Metal, Avantgarde, Neofolk, Ambient, Neue Deutsche Todeskunst and many other elements and influences, it lures the mind and beckons to venture beyond the borders of its usual conversance. The course of the EP is shapeshifting between incantation, melancholy, desperation, fierce bitterness, harsh coldness and enticing tranquility. Its frostbitten, sharp sound entwines and channels the lyrical concept and musical fabric in towering manner toward the ecstasy of white, hostile solitude. OLD MAN'S WYNTAR's grave repercussions echo forth a long time after its last note has died away.

This very special, extended version finally turns the EP into the treat of a full-length. Enhanced with an additional chapter, the total playing time is advanced to an incredible 76 minutes of allurement that will see the last unfrozen souls enchanted. Within these new chapter, there are various guest appearances - the german neoclassic duo Nachtreich (Official) contributed some string parts, Scorpios Androctonus (Crimson Moon, Ex-MELECHESH), Erik Gärdefors (Grift), Leshiyas (Vivus Humare), Barth (OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US), as well as E.H. (Wolfhetan) sharpening a true MOSAIC.

All music was carefully crafted at the House of Inkantation. For the mastering, none other than Patrick W. Engel (TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY) put the final touches on this unique winter journey.

Complete with a thick A5 book, reworked and extended artwork and 28page booklet, incl. an in depth interview as well as full English translations of all lyrics for the first time ever.

The new frontcover was crafted by the russian artist Alex Morkh Shadrin of Nether Temple Design."

Chapter I: ERWECKUNGE & WINTEREN
[engl.: awakening & snowfall]
track 1-3

Chapter II: ZOUBAR & TUNKALHEYT
[engl.: ...of magick & darkness]
track 4-6

Chapter III: VRÖUDENHÜGE & ROUCHNAHT
[engl: joyful reminiscence & sacred eves]
track 7-9

REVIEWS:
Echoes And Dust
"[...] it’s an album that traverses some familiar bleak winter metal soundscapes with impressive and adventurous confidence.
echoesanddust.com/2017/01/mosaic-old-mans-wyntar/

Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur 6/6
sturmglanz.de/klmno.php?subaction=showfull&id=1485116668&ucat=10&template=Reviews&

Aschereich 9/10
aschereich.de/mosaic-old-mans-wyntar/

From the Dust Returned 7,5/10
autothrall.blogspot.de/2017/01/mosaic-old-mans-wyntar-2017.html

Lefthip
"An outstanding album. Old Man’s Wyntar would appeal to fans of disparate visionary artists such as Burzum, Sunn O))), Earth, Of the Wand and Moon, Wolfmangler, and so on. "
www.lefthip.com/albums/mosaic-old-man-s-wyntar

metal.de 8/10
www.metal.de/reviews/mosaic-old-mans-wyntar-201535/

Hell-is-open.de 9/10
www.hell-is-open.de/info/cd-review.php?cd_id=931

Amboss Mag
magazin.amboss-mag.de/mosaic-old-mans-wyntar-black-metal/

XXL-Rock (Rank XXL)
www.webmail.xxl-rock.com/index.php/reviews/4766-mosaic-old-man-s-wyntar.html

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released January 20, 2017

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LEGENDS.
MYSTICISM.
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Track Name: Incipit: Geherre
Oh Geherre!
so sitzt Du da auf deinem Berge, und schläfst.

Oh Geherre!
Die Zeit ist nah - steige herab - die Natur ist müde

Oh Geherre!
Wie schaust du drein? Erwache! Steige herab
knechte das Leben und hülle es unter deinem Mantel
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TRANSLATION
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Oh Geherre!
So you sit atop your mountain, dead asleep

Oh Geherre!
Time's drawing nearer - descend - as nature's tired

Oh Geherre!
What's that look? Awake! Descend - subjugate life and cover it with your coat
Track Name: Onset of Wyntar
ONSET OF WYNTAR
*blue fires pact*

Far in the north
far in unkown lands
old man‘s wyntar

So regt es sich im tiefsten Norden, dort wo der Schnee immer liegt. Vom höchstem Berge steigt der frostige Gesell herab. Zum Fuß des Berges, wo seine Veste liegt. Er schürt das Feuer, die eisigen Hallen erstrahlen im tiefen Blau des Feuers, ein kaltes Feuer, welches das Väterchen nur für einen alten Freund entfacht.

Welcome Boreas in my reich. Come Boreas sit down at my cold fire. The glimmer, the smoke unseen...
Boreas my old friend, the time has come we have to leave.

A deep sleep falls over the land. The rivers stilled - trees dead, the nature bounded.

With my breath the world becomes white. When my hands reach the earth everything dies.

Voices of the woods hushes away. A dead valley
hush awake

Come Boreas unleash your
snowbreath. In here and now.

Now the nature sleeps.
In here and now.
Here we stand like trees in winter.
The magic of the trees in winter
unknown

TRANSLATION

Commotion in the deepest North, high up in the realms of perpetual snow. The frosty companion is descending from the hightest top down toward the bottom of the mountain where his fortification awaits the arrival. Stiring the fires, the icy halls radiate in deepest blue; it is cold fires Father Frost fans for an old friend solely.
Track Name: Im Winter
IM WINTER
*written by Georg Trakl*

Der Acker leuchtet weiss und kalt.

Der Himmel ist einsam und ungeheuer. Dohlen kreisen über dem Weiher und Jäger steigen nieder vom Wald.

Ein Schweigen in den schwarzen Wipfeln wohnt. Ein Feuerschein huscht aus den Hütten.

bisweilen schellt sehr fern ein Schlitten Und langsam steigt der graue Mond.

Ein Wild verblutet sanft am Rain und Raben plätschern in blutigen Gossen. Das Rohr bebt gelb und aufgeschossen. Frost, Rauch, ein Schritt im leeren Hain.

TRANSLATION

The acre shines white and cold.

The sky is forsaken and vast.
Jackdaws are circling above the pond, while hunters withdraw from the forest.

A silence abides in the treetops.
A fiery glow escapes from the huts.

From a distance, sleighs are jingling few and far between
and slowly an ashen moon ascends.

A deer gently bleeds to death at the marge, and ravens purl in bloody kennels. Shivering reeds yellow and stringy. Frost, smoke, and a step in empty holt.
Track Name: Snowscape
SNOWSCAPE
*the birth of all colours*

So überzieht die weisse pracht das Land. wie herrlich es funkelt.
wie das Weiss alle farben gebährt...wundervoll.

Doch der schein trügt, Boreas überzieht das Land mit weisser Dunkelheit.

TRANSLATION

Thus sheathes white splendour the lands. Oh, how delightful the glisten. Watching the ever so white giving birth to all the colours is but bliss.

Appearances are deceitful though. As Boreas covers the world in white gloom.
Track Name: White Gloom
WHITE GLOOM
*inspired by the winter poetry of Georg Trakl*

Drowned in a world of one colour | Announced by a thousand trumpets in the sky, Til no more bells chime

Avalanche!
Between the woods and frozen lakes - Boreas whispers:
The world shall be covered in white gloom

Boreas whispers:
Hide the hills and hide the woods, the rivers and the seas
snow, ice and rime

Avalanche!
A silence dwells in the black Tree-TOps, Slowly rises the moon
the acre shines so white and cold

On a stony hill - a cold body - forgotten and silent
is melting away in the silver waves

Oh! bitter moon your gloomy shelter
Oh! black frost the ground so hard - the air so bitter

Oh! old man – inhale my cold breath
frost and smoke - A step in the empty grove
A monk that fades away - in the darkness soft and dark
The priests escorts the dead - man

In the darkness the wind still blows Through old shafts which are buried
The palate tastest the frost strong spice

The tree of grace is flowering in silver
See the pure light - The glowing of white gloom
Track Name: Black Glimmer
Seht die frostigen Leiber!
Blau und tot!
Im Schatten des Baumes - Ihre Lider vereist
So welkt Nacht und Stern - solang der Winter regiert
Ergrünen wird hier noch lange Nichts - solang der Winter regiert
Boreas schickt Frost und Schnee - solang der Winter regiert
Der Alte wendet seinen Blick - solang der Winter regiert

... alles ist bedeckt - unter dem weissen Leichentuch - alles ist bedeckt...

TRANSLATION

Behold the frosty bodies! Blue and dead - In the shade of the tree, their lids iced up
Thus wilt night and star - for as long as winter reigns
Nothing shall be green here - for as long as winter reigns
Boreas sends frost and snow - for as long as winter reigns
The old man averts his gaze - for as long as winter reigns
Everything blanketed - under a white cerecloth everything blanketed.
Track Name: Silent World, Holy Awe
SILENT WORLD, HOLY AWE
*based on a poem written bei Freiherr Jospeh von Eichendorff*

The market and the streets stand still and ghostly. each house in all the silence glows. along the lanes my thoughts come with me. as the arcane spirit ever grows

In every window colours of faith a-gleam. A thousand children’s silent dream

Now I wander beyond the wall
out to where the fields are free
the towering beauty
to the holy awe
to the grand and silent
world

The stars move round
and all the spheres I see
In that solitude of snow
the time of grace I know

Oh Silent Awe!
Oh Holy World!
Oh Silent World!
Oh Holy Awe!
Track Name: Vom ersten Schnee
VOM ERSTEN SCHNEE
*a tale of mother hulda*

Schau wie Flocken jagen!
wo kommt denn all der Schnee nur her?

Das will ich Kind dir sagen:

Frau Holle schüttet die Betten aus, vom Himmelsfenster droben. sie hat ein grosses Haus, dort zwischen den Wolken oben. drin glänzet alles schmuck und nett, wie lauter Silberschimmer. es steht dort drin ein grosses Bett, da in Frau Holles Zimmer. und gar mit Linnen ist es wohl geschmückt, die Daunen sind so weiss und rein, als wie vom Schwanenrücken und hat sie morgen sich den Schlaf aus den Augen gerieben, dann schüttelt sie die bettchen brav - das rings die Federn stieben. dann deckt sie rings die Felder zu, mit weisser Federwolle. sie schlafen dann in tiefster Ruh - schön‘ Dank dafür Frau Holle.

DER WIND
Ohohoho hahaha Hast du aber Mut
was suchst du in meinem windigen Reich - Menschlein?

GEYST DER ROUCHNAHT
Oh Stern und Schnee'es Blume
Geist und Zeit und Ewigkeit

GEVATTER TOD
Ich bin der Tod...

DER WANDERER
... Ja dann bist du mir der Rechte, du begünstigst keinen, dir ist jeder Gleich...

GEVATTER TOD
...Warum wollt ihr Menschen Ausnahmen sein? Minerale verwittern, das Gras verdorrt, die Blüten fallen ab, Tiere verwesen - der Tod ist der letzte Gnadenstoss der Natur.... ich lass von mir hören, wer mich zum Freunde hat, dem wirds an nichts fehlen.

Kinder der Armen sind dem Tod am nächsten, wie wahr. Ja, wer seinen Erlöser kennt, warum sollte der noch bangen.

TRANSLATION:

Can you see the flakes are rushing?
But from where comes the snow?

That, oh child, I shall tell you:

Mother Hulda shakes up the bed from her skyey window.
She has a big house between the clouds above
all spruce and nice inside, like everything's of silver gleam it stands a large bed in there, Mother Hulda's room
all blazoned is the linen the downs so white and pure as if of the swan's back and once sleep has rubbed from her eyes
she shakes the bed so plain that feathers fly around
thus she covers field and meadow in white feathery wool
they'll sleep in deepest calm

Thank thee, Mother Hulda

THE WIND:
Ohohoho hahaha. Courages one. What do you seek in my windy realms, little human?

THR SACRED GHOST
Oh star's and snow's blossom. Spirit and time and eternity.

THE GRIM REAPER:
I am Death...

THE SECRET STRANGER:
..So you are the one for me. You favour no one; all are equal before you.

THE GRIM REAPER:
Why do you humans deem to be exceptions? Minerals weather, grass withers, blossoms fall down, animals decompose. Death is nature's coup de grâce. I will be heard of again. Who calls me a friend will not be wanting.

The children of the poor are closest to death, how true. Indeed, who knows their master knows no reason for worry.
Track Name: Silver Nights
SILVER NIGHTS
*the winter secrecies*

(UNSPEAKABLE TONGUES IN THE WIND)

"WIR RUFEN DAS LICHT, WIR RUFEN DAS FEUER, DIE GEISTER SIND UNS WOHL GEHEUER"

(the chanting snowflake appears)

HULDAS GOLDEN TEARS HAVE FALLEN
A BLOOMING HOARFROST
COVERS THE EARTH
SHE WALKS THE HIGHER PATHS
BETWEEN THE GROVES AND INNER GLADES

MY DAUGHTERS WILL NETHER TAKEN
BY THE SEA
THEY ARE MINE, THE DANCING BEAUTIES OF WINTER

THE THREE STARS – WAY UP HIGH
MURMUR WORDS FROM A FARAWAY PLACE
A DREAMING SCAPE
MADE WOOL AND FROST
THE BLEEDING PILLARS

OH GHASTLY PROCESSION

RISE, RISE, RISE

OH THE DREADFUL PROCESSION

RISE, RISE, RISE

LOCK THE SPINNING WHEELS
AND THE MAIDENS LINEN
OH KISS AWAKE THE SPIRITS OF NATURE

NIGHTFALL’S AND ALL COLORS ARE GONE
NIGHTFALL’S AND THE QUEEN LAYS HER SHROUD OVER THE LAND

NIGHTFALL’S AND ALL COLORS WERE GONE
NIGHTFALL’S AS THE QUEEN LAID HER SHROUD OVER THE LAND

HEAR THE LURKING IN THE DARK | SILENTLY GROWS THE UNKNOWN
BREATH! BLOOD! MYSTICISM!

(the snowflake chants again)

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Written BY ROBERT FROST

THE WILD HUNT IS HERE THEY TAKE MY BREATH - SHALL IT BE MY DEATH?
BUT I WASN'T HERE FOR NOW - NOBODY WILL ME FIND HERE - HOW?

THE THUNDER BEARS THE THOUSANDFOLD THROUGH THE RIver OF LIFE
NEAR THE SEA AND THE MOUNTAINS CHASM - THE MIRACLE OF THE SILVER NIGHTS
THE FLICKERING SILENCE AWAKES - A LURKING IN THE DARK
THE WILD WILD HUNT APPEAR
THERE IS A DARKNESS WITHIN DARKNESS - THE SILENCE WHERE THE TITANS DWELL
STARS BLOW THE HOLY AWE - DAWN DIES AT DUSK
THE WINTER SECRECIES

HULDA! LEAD US! THE NIGHTS ARE OURS!

(the wild hunt storms in)

"WIR HÜTEN DAS LICHT, WIR HÜTEN DAS FEUER, DIE GEISTER SIND UNS WOHL GEHEUER"
"WIR HÜTEN DAS LICHT, WIR HÜTEN DAS FEUER, DIE MENSCHEN SIND UNS UNGEHEUER"
"WIR RUFEN DAS LICHT, WIR RUFEN DAS FEUER, DIE GEISTER SIND UNS WOHL GEHEUER"
"WIR RUFEN DAS LICHT, WIR RUFEN DAS FEUER, DIE GEISTER SIND UNS WOHL GEHEUER"

(UNSPEAKABLE TONGUES ENTER NEUDEGG ALM)