∆AIMON - vargtimmen (instrumental work in progress)
weakwar-deactivated20130402 asked: how could one get on the ∆AIMON mailing list?
Hey! Thanks for the interest. We’re still sorting the details for the AMEN Subscription Mailing List (physical) but in the meantime we’ve set up the email specific mailing list for anyone interested in receiving news and updates. Please feel free to sign up here:
matt-volcane asked: You guys are seriously an awesome duo. Keep it up!
Thank you so much! We really appreciate the support. As much as we do this for ourselves, it’s extremely rewarding and encouraging to receive feedback like this. Really makes a difference knowing that people out there understand and enjoy what we’re doing. Thanks again!
Anonymous asked: I've loved you forever, and I'm sure I sound like an idiot, but how do you pronounce your band name?
First, thank you so much for your long-time support. And no, you certainly don’t sound like an idiot. In fact that’s a question we get asked on quite a regular basis. For the sake of clarity we wrote up an explanation of some of the reasons and meaning behind our choice in name here:
In brief, the name itself is more of a sigilised intent than a specific word and so can be pronounced however you want to say it. The main intention however was drawn from the Greek word daimon as spelled with a delta to discern the original meaning from how the word has been corrupted via biblical references to ‘demons’. The original meaning implied a personal higher power or manifested inner guardian angel. A lot of focus to this particular idea exists in much of our occult interests and represents a very important study for us.
The alternate pronounciation of Ammon/Aimon/Amen is synchronistically tied to the same idea of inner knowledge through various associations so we have purposely alluded and encouraged this pronounciation as well.
Hope that offers some answers.
And thanks again for your interest and support!
stammsternenstaub asked: I know it's difficult with money and all to trample cross the world, but were you to consider making an appearance in the UK, I would personally be massively delighted and would bring you cakes and things. Spooky occult deathgod eskaton cakes. You are the soundtrack to my spirituality. Thank you.
Thank you for the kind words and support! We very much appreciate it. “Spooky occult deathgod eskaton cakes” sound like quite possibly the best possible gift we could ever imagine.
It’s always rewarding to read that people understand our music from a somewhat spiritual way, even if that sounds strange to say. There’s definitely depth in our music we wish to convey so it means a lot to us that you regard it as such. Thanks again!
p.s. yes, we definitely want to make it to the UK… Cross your fingers and intone the proper vibrations.
Anonymous asked: What kind of literature inspires the musical and lyrical themes of ∆AIMON?
The two of us in ∆AIMON are avid readers so our list of literary influences could be immense, but I’ll try to limit it here to the most directly inspirational authors/works.
Firstly we have a large interest in psychoanalytic theory and the development of spirituality in a psychological sense so it goes to say the writings of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell are extremely important to us. Secondly we get a lot of ideas and style from various occult studies and manuscripts. Favorites being the essays and writings of Israel Regardie and Austin Osman Spare.
From a more fiction/artistic approach, our list includes: Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, the Polish author Bruno Schulz, Umberto Eco (especially Foucault’s Pendulum) the Wasp Factory and Crow Road by Iain Banks, and the profoundly influential Exegesis works of Philip K. Dick (VALIS, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer).
There’s probably many more but those are the ones that come immediately to mind. Also, we’re always interested in suggestions if anyone wants to recommend books that fit within our themes.
Thanks for your inquiry!