OCCULTURE Berlin | Common Eider King Eider
A Wound Of Body, A Wound Of Earth
Common Eider King Eider
Common Eider King Eider
A Wound Of Body, A Wound Of Earth is an animistic sonic ritual exploring the internalized wounds caused by capitalism, christianity, and patriarchy, and how those wounds influence our relationship to ourselves, our sexuality, our relationships with community, and our relationships to the Spirits of the Land. Voice, viola, antler, dirt, and bone channel energies and voices speaking to both the sorrow of environmental destruction and the negative imposed psychic frameworks placed on the body, but also of beauty, hope, and of finding the narrow moonlit path winding into the center of the darkest woods. There strength lies, solace is found, and rage is unleashed.
Common Eider, King Eider is a musical and ritual collective created by Bees in 2006, as a vehicle to explore the intersectional possibilities between creativity, spirituality, magick, and political action. Over the past 13 years, Bees and CEKE have released 13 albums on such labels as Cyclic Law (DE), Cold Spring (UK), Sentient Ruin (US), Black Horizons (US), and Consouling Sound (BE). Elements of musique concrète, field recordings, modern composition, and improvisation create soundscapes of both beauty and terror, sadness and hope. Bees is a practicing animist, Cascadian anarchist Witch, devotee of Unhuulda and Miria, and lover of coffee. Bees facilitates a long distance, coordinated magick coven called River Of Blood.