Originally released in 2003, this second release by Andrew King is an album of traditional songs, but unlike the debut "The Bitter Harvest", the tracks are accompanied by drones, loops, harmonium and flute organ arrangements. For these arrangements Andrew King was joined by a number of other musicians, including John Murphy on Drums. "The Amfortas Wound" is a darker album than its predecessor but it should be emphasized that it is still first and foremost an album of traditional song to which Andrew King has brought his noted academic expertise and considerable experience in vernacular culture. The extensive full color digipak booklet that Athanor has provided contains complete lyrics as well as critical notes that place each song within its historic, vernacular and textual context, whether as 18th Century Broadside ballad, Masonic initiation song or heroic example of Medieval pan-European Balladry. As well as the text the booklet is illustrated by four of Andrew Kings paintings, the title painting and three of his Alchemical Emblems.
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