Written by H.V. Lyngdal
Sex augu, tólf stjörnur
On the surface lyrically this could be called filling in the blanks of the visual aspect of "L'inferno" (1911) in some sense. I make mention to that Lucifer is said to possess three faces, mostly to proclaim that you may think that opening your thirdeye is a big deal for you but the unrecognized spiritual champion of all creators sees the world in kaleidoscopy made so by his six eyes. Mostly it is a call for absolute destruction of anything resembling a soul and to be let out of the torment of eternal life. I don't really have a recollection of making any of the music to be honest, but I remember the recording where Bjarni the drummer set the bar in the last section with his performance there, absolute chaos.
Djöflasýra or the devil's acid tells of trying to attain enlightenment via hallucigenics only to be denied access to those doors and swallowed up by immense rapid mouths. Not really a bad trip but rather the worst trip, to be perverted to someone elses agenda - transformed from flesh to a spell that ultimately brings down reality but not by your strength. I think the main thing to take from it is that if you aren't prepared or strong enough to face the void accept that you will be torn apart by stronger minds. Lysergic darwinism simply put. Originally this song had a poorly thought out doom section that was dropped in favour of what resides there now.
Á altari meistarans
All of the song have the same theme to them, the delusion that you can obtain hidden knowledge while the feral wisdom that resides within the simplest unthinking animal is more in tune with the world around us. That we only think in relation to structures we ourselves have built so any primal knowledge isn't something that comes to you by meditating on it. It comes to you when your mind is free of all cluttering thought pattern, we are all here on this earth on the altar of a great force that ultimately tears apart all plans however cunning we think they are. Musically this is a remnant of a song that I had worked out with a psychedelic rock five piece that went nowhere but pleasingly it fit in somehow.
The creator and the one that beholds the work, who is more important? If you step into my realm are you at that time the possessor or the one possessed? Iður úti, or innards out is about creation, whether it be micro or macro - who gives it purpose? "All ideals outside creation, all flesh food for the worms." Ultimately when the sun dies out and then when the universe itself cools down leaving behind only black space what was the point? That is not to say that I give any creedence to an ultimate creator, the only thing we see evident around is gradual destruction, so the destroyer reigns of course. In the song itself there is the gradual building up of momentum that is then denied, then another try for the next spire of music that even has its moments of melodic bliss - believing itself to be invincible which of course comes to a gradual end. The song starts off with a cello bow being dragged across the guitar, with various samples and other atmospheric work but other than that is mostly guitars, drums and bass in overdubbed abundence.