“La Forja Centrípeta” is a sonic support by which the listener can “forge” his or her spirit, going from the outside into the inside. It consists of five sonic spells, conceived and composed by Marc O’Callaghan in Easter 2014 between Barcelona and Picanya.
The first four ones, which are contained in the fisrt side of the record, equeal to the four ages of mankind. But more than four ages in the historical sense of the development of human kind, in this case they are concieved more like four different states of being.
Four possible stadiums in which the listener can enter by meditating on each spell. It begins with the most materialistic age, the iron age (which is the age in which we live today at this moment of history, aswell as the default state of being in which a common human lives these days); and ends ate the very core with the most spiritual age, the golden age. The length of each spell is in proportion with the mathemathics of the traditional division from the Vedic doctrine of the four yugas. The last spell, which occupies the whole second side of the record, is an incarnation of the new city, which is another name for the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem that shall descend unto earth at the end of the Apocalypse. Thus when the four ages are finally consumated, we are ready to enter the holy city, where all things are each one in its very right place and distributed in absolute cosmic harmony.
The twelve stanzas of this long spell equal to all that is twelve: the zodiac, the precious stones, the fruits of the tree of life, the angelic typologies, the months of a year, the prophets, et cetera. The first side of this vinyl symbollically equals to the circular shape, and the second one equals to the square shape. So all in all, “La Forja Centrípeta” is a big sonic tool that can be magickally used to achieve what the hermetists rightly called “the squaring of the circle”.
The whole five songs were performed by Marc O’Callaghan and recorded and mastered by Daniel Muerte during May 2014 at La Cova de la Bèstia, Barcelona.
All artwork conceived and drawn by Marc O’Callaghan during January 2015. The inlay photo was taken by Adriana Petit in February 2015 at the Bronze Bureau, Barcelona.