Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREW BELLING!


Happy Birthday to Sir Andrew Belling, creator of the star-dusted soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated masterpiece Wizards (1977), and one the kindest and gentlest men on the planet. Born in Willesden, London TODAY on January 17, 1945. I hope you are having the best day, Andy! You sure deserve it!   

Saturday, January 06, 2018

FIRE


Wyrd War has reignited Sister Irene O'Connor's mystical hymns of devotion and delivered them from the outposts of obscurity to be enjoyed once again on vinyl in 2018! 

Recorded by nuns Sister O’Connor and Sister Marimil Lobregat on electric organ, piano, guitar and heavy doses of reverb in 1973 at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre in Sydney, Australia, Fire of God’s Love is a haunting musical communion teetering somewhere between Hildegard von Bingen and The Space Lady...on the hills of Meggido! Fans of our previous releases Music From Enchanted Forest and Wizards soundtrack will delight in these twelve sparse and perplexing songs of beatific whimsy and apocalyptic esoterica. Out of print since the 1976 repress, this extremely limited edition lovingly replicates the original 1973 layout design, and has been masterfully restored by Timothy Stollenwerk. 

Proceeds from this release will benefit Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only Oregon non-profit entirely devoted to the preservation of one of the Pacific Northwest's most cherished wilderness areas, to support the reforestation and continued protection of Eagle Creek in the aftermath of the September 2, 2017 fire that burned for three months before it was declared extinguished. Official release date is February 14, 2018 but we are offering it for pre-sale NOW and will ship as soon as we have them in hand. Trust me. You need this record in your life.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

MAKE WAR, WITH LOVE


Thank you to everyone who came out to our one-night-only screening of The Mafu Cage at Laurelhurst Theater! It was a special night, and a great way to put 2017 behind us. Hope you kept your therapist on speed dial. Thanks also to the Willamette Week for taking the time to get to know us. This article sums it up rather well.