Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hostia - All Is One

as just promised: here tis more 23 Temple related material..

Hostia was one ov numerous projekts from German artist Paul Hostia.. others included: Delysid, DLS, Helix 12, Moksha, Ordo Catharis Templi, Zoomorph.. this release tis thee lp version released on Dark Vinyl Records ov Alles Ist Eins which was originally relased on cassette on thee label Tempelverlag.. thee vinyl pressing was limited to 449 copies..

"Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α; Greek: Αλφα) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Aleph . Letters that arose from Alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А.

In both Classical Greek and Modern Greek, alpha represents the Open front unrounded vowel, /a/.

The lower case today represents an open back unrounded vowel in phonetics.

Plutarch in Moralia, presents a discussion on why the letter alpha stands first in the alphabet. Ammonius asks Plutarch what he, being a Boeotian, thinks of Cadmus, the Phoenician who reputedly settled in Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece, placing alpha first because it is the Phoenician name for ox -- which, unlike Hesiod, the Phoenicians considered not the second or third, but the first of all necessities. "Nothing at all" Plutarch replied. He then added that he would rather be assisted by Lamprias, his own grandfather, than by Dionysus' grandfather, i.e. Cadmus. For Lamprias had said that the first articulate sound made is "alpha", because it is very plain and simple — the air coming off the mouth does not require any motion of the tongue — and therefore this is the first sound that children make.

The Homeric word "alphesiboios" (ἀλφεσίβοιος) is associated with both the root "alph-" and "ox". It is derived from "alphanō" (ἀλφάνω) meaning to yield, earn and "bous" (βοῦς) meaning ox, hence alphesiboios means bringing in or acquiring oxen.

According to Plutarch's natural order of attribution of the vowels to the planets, alpha was connected with the Moon. Oxen were also associated with the Moon in both early Sumerian and Egyptian religious symbolism, possibly due to the crescent shape of their horns.

Alpha, both as a symbol and term, is used to refer to or describe a variety of things, including the first or most significant occurrence of something. The New Testament has God declaring himself to be the "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (Revelation 22:13, KJV, and see also 1:8).

The uppercase letter alpha is not generally used as a symbol because it tends to be rendered identically to the uppercase Latin A."

sonicly thee track Alpha begins with beauteous dark ambiance and slow droning vocal chants!! at about three minutes in great synthesizer workx make their presence and a slow chord progression begins which shall carry though thee duration ov thee piece!!

"Delta (uppercase Δ, lowercase δ; Greek: Δέλτα [ðelta], Dhelta) is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 4. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Dalet. In the Ancient Greek language, it represented a voiced dental plosive /d/, while in Modern Greek it represents a voiced dental fricative /ð/, hence it is pronounced as "th" in "that" or "this". it is romanised as either "D" or "Dh"

A river delta is so named because its shape approximates the upper-case letter delta (the shape is a triangle)."

an indecipherable vocal sample begins thee track Delta, and tis soon met with eery synthesizer washes and powerfull pulsating drones!!

"Zeta (uppercase Ζ, lowercase ζ; Greek: Ζήτα [ziːta] Zita) is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals, it has a value of 7. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Zayin . Letters that arose from Zeta include the Roman Z and Cyrillic З (Ze).

Unlike the other Greek letters, this letter did not take its name from the Phoenician letter it was derived from; it was given a new name on the pattern of beta, eta and theta.

Zeta has the numerical value 7 rather than 6 because the letter digamma (also called 'stigma' as a Greek numeral) was originally in the sixth position in the alphabet.

Zeta can be said to be the origin of the most common pronunciation of the Roman letter Z."

sonicly thhe track Zeta begins with bizarre synthesizer undulations and tis met with subtly restrained chord progressions!!

"Lambda (uppercase Λ, lowercase λ; Greek: Λάμβδα or Λάμδα, Lamda) is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 30.

In Greek mythology, Labda (Greek: Λάβδα) was a daughter of the Bacchiad Amphion, and mother of Cypselus, by Eetion. Her name was derived from the fact of her feet being turned outward, and thus resembling the letter lambda (Λ), which, by the accounts of the most ancient Greek grammarians, was originally pronounced labda [labda]."

sonicly thee track consists ov brilliant choral sounding drones with eery synthesizer work and harpsichord-type accompaniment!! thee piece ends with another indechiperable vocal sample..

Track listing:

A1 Alpha
A2 Delta
B1 Zeta
B2 Lambda


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