Ocrilim: ANNWN CD Pre-Order

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For this pre-order we've made up a batch of 50, and only 50, Ocrilim coffee mugs. These flagons of darkness will hold 11oz of your favorite beverage. Bonus features include a handle. For real, though, there are only 50 and it's an Ocrilim mug, you can't beat that. The mugs will be available during the entirety of this pre-order, or until they sell out. If there are any left over after the dust settles we'll put them up by themselves in the new Hydra Head Shop "Housewares" category.

There’s a man that goes by the name Mick Barr - he's a man of many talents and many masks, and a master of them all. Mr. Barr has performed in a number of groups, as well as a solo artist under such banners as Orthrelm, Octis, Crom Tech, The Flying Luttenbachers, Zach Hill & Mick Barr, and most pertinently Ocrilim. The Wikipedia entry on Mr. Barr marks him as an "american avant-garde metal guitarist", and while this may not be entirely accurate, it's probably as close as anyone will come to paraphrasing the genre defying compositions made by Barr and his occasional collaborators. It can be said without hesitation that the content of "Annwn" (comprised entirely of pieces for multiple electric guitars), is his crowning achievement, and a considerable achievement in the larger scope of modern music. Though Mr. Barr may be in some way categorized as a metal guitarist, this album has as much to do with modern classical composition as it does with anything associated with the term "heavy metal". Daunting as that may sound to some, "Annwn" is an album that will appeal to anyone with ears and a true sense of musical adventure.

Track Listing (listen to Ocrilim at http://www.myspace.com/ocrilim):
  1. Part 1 (13:05)
  2. Part 2 (15:22)
  3. Part 3 (8:59)
  4. Part 4 (10:18)
  5. Part 5 (13:05)
  6. Part 6 (11:25)
  7. Part 7 (7:23)