Initiation....

Welcome folks to the OFFICIAL digital labyrinth of GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and the Medicinal Musicals of spirited intent offered by Chet W. Scott and his family of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

​Exclusively through GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and MEDICINAL MUSICALS, you'll discover in depth information regarding Chet W. Scott's own solo and collaborative musical offerings known as: CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS (formerly "Ruhr Hunter"), BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, the ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS, FEARTHAINNE (also known as "Rain") and CEDAR SPIRITS.

​Our passion for releasing purely authentic, emotionally and ritually driven, beautifully honest art and music, has often been noted by journalists, critics and our own community to fall within the: "ACOUSTIC * AMBIENT * ANIMISTIC * AVANT-GARDE * BLACKENED AMBIENT * BLACKENED FUNERAL DOOM * CEREBRAL * DHARMIC * DRONE * ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL * ETHNIC * EXPERIENTIAL SHAMANISM * EXPERIMENTAL * FUNERAL FOLK * HALLUCINOGENIC * HARSH NOISE * HEALING * HEATHEN * MEDICINAL * MEDITATIVE * MINIMALIST * MOURNFUL CLASSICAL * MYSTIC * NATURAL * NEW AGE * ORGANIC * PAGAN * PANTHEISTIC * PROGRESSIVE * PSYCHEDELIC * RITUAL * RURAL FOLK * SOUNDSCAPE and SPIRITUAL" genres of underground sound.

Our smaller, first run pressings of 500 to 1,000 exclusively custom "6x6" (six panel) deluxe gate fold packaged compact discs (vinyl coming soon), are showcased within beautifully printed and professionally crafted rare paper stocks, utilizing the highest quality offset print production, foil stamping, letter pressing, varnishing, embossing and debossing available today!

​With open mind and flowing spirit, we hope you take the time to journey, to experience and embrace our recordings. We greatly appreciate your sincere interest and support folks. Authenticity is everything!

Deeply thankful, humbled and with honor,

GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and MEDICINAL MUSICALS (Est. MCMXCVII)​

***All Rights Reserved within this website: 1997-2017***

The appellation of "Medicinal Musicals" is a genre specific intent exclusively coined by Chet W. Scott and should not be used without permission!

~This website was last updated on 8 / 14 / MMXVII~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL (Split now available for purchase)


I now have 50 copies of my Blood of the Black Owl split with At the Head of the Woods available for purchase. I'm selling it for $13.00(US) & $20.00(World) postage included & if purchasing through Paypal, please add an additional 10% to your total. My Paypal address is: chet@glassthroatrecordings.com

Here is what the label had to say:
Since 2005, collaborators Chet W. Scott and James Woodhead have fashioned incredibly moving and innovative music as The Elemental Chrysalis. During this time, each has made his mark exploring a deeply personal journey as solo artist- Chet as Blood of the Black Owl, and James as At the Head of the Woods. With both projects creating incredible snapshots into their respective journeys, here, on a split crafted over a long period, and arriving at the cusp of new full length material from both, the presence of these long time pioneers could not be felt in a more rich and inspiring way. This is a limited release, featuring art by James Woodhead.

Track I: AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS
"HERE I STAND" 24:12

Track II: BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL
"VISIONS OF STRIX NEBULOSA" 25:19


Also, a reminder that I still have 10 copies left in stock of Echtra's "Paragate" offering. I'm selling it for $13.00(US) & $15.00(World) postage included. Again, please add an additional 10% processing fee if purchasing the work through Paypal.


 For more information regarding the Echtra release, please check out my June archive within this blog.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CEDAR SPIRITS...


A warm Solstice & beautiful Yule to you all. Before I head into a five day retreat, I wanted to share a sneak peak into the forthcoming debut full length CD, from my collaborative voice with Pythagumus Olaf Marshall (Novemthree) & Rachel Boaz-Scott,
known as the Cedar Spirits.
Thank you for taking the time folks & much warmth to you all.
--Chet W. Scott




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS (Press Release forthcoming album "An Offering to Mystery: A Medicinal Musical Part I"

"The integration of medicine-wheel consciousness into daily awareness brings medicine-wheel teachings and power into the moments beyond ceremonial occasion. When this happens, the wheel is more deeply experienced as a mandala that can guide ordinary outlook into sacred awakening."

***UPDATE***
"An Offering to Mystery" is now being considered for a DVD/Blu-Ray format due to the lengths of each coinciding ritual piece. Not to mention the formats optimal sound quality. This is not confirmed as things still need to be worked out. But I'm looking at the potential of 4 hours of craft here.

 For the first time anywhere folks, I'm deeply humbled & quite honestly overwhelmed to officially set this in motion, announcing to the world the first medicinal musical offered under the new moniker of Cycle of the Raven Talons (Formerly known as Ruhr Hunter). Over six years in the making now since the release of "Moss & Memory," I will look to complete this offering come MMXIII. I have provided cover art, which I imagine will not come as a shock to most of you, as well as the title & track listings for the double CD release. Each disc will be roughly 70+ minutes in length & in addition to the standard Glass Throat six panel gate fold, "An Offering To Mystery" (A Medicinal Musical Part I) will also be packaged within a limited edition Grandfather Elk (Moose) hide sleeve, hand sewn & adorned with my sacred Raven talon sigil. This version, like the "Moss & Memory Den box" in 2006 will be exclusively available through Glass Throat Recordings only. My brother Jason Craban over at www.laughingcrowe.com will craft these sleeves & I'm honored to collaborate with such a visionary & beautiful spirit. Jason had also crafted the full Moose hide banner that some of you may remember from my first live ritual back in 2009. I'd also like to mention along with Rachel's wonderful & deeply moving assistance within this work, there will also be (for the first time) a guest musician handling some of the Northern ritual elements within the four quartered perspective of this musical wheel. I can say this individual has been a HUGE inspiration & guiding light since 1990. I've never felt such an honor, a blessing, the energy forged will certainly make my heart sing & help strengthen the balance of this sacred offering to Mystery.

Thanks for your time folks, much more to come...
--Chet W. Scott



Cycle of the Raven Talons
“An Offering to Mystery”
(A Medicinal Musical Part I)

(Disc One)
Ritual :I: Embrace Mother ~Earth~
Ritual :II: Eastern Altar ~Rising~
Ritual :III: Southern Altar ~Spiraling~

(Disc Two)
Ritual :IV: Hail Father ~Sky~
Ritual :V: Western Altar ~Setting~
Ritual :VI: Northern Altar ~Being~


 "Often in moving on a spiritual path obstacles arise, seemingly becoming larger and more frequent the further you travel. Spiritual maturation is not an absence of difficulties. It is a deepening of equanimity that uses difficulty to guide awareness to what needs attention or healing."

Monday, November 28, 2011

GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS...

Hey folks, I wanted to take a moment to mention that I'm forced to postpone the previously scheduled MMXI Winter Solstice releases of the debut Cedar Spirits full length (GTR-017) & Fearthainne's "Knowing" (GTR-018) till further notice. MMXII looks to provide many new offerings from our Glass Throat family. I appreciate your patience with this folks & I can safely say you will all find the wait well worth it. So much more to come!
My Warmth,
--Chet / Cycle of the Raven Talons 

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL (Split Pre-Order from HMB))



Pleased to finally announce the At the Head of the Woods / Blood of the Black Owl limited edition split CD is now available for Pre-Order directly through www.handmadebirds.com Below you'll find previous information regarding the release from an older posting. I'll have 75 copies shipped to me in the next couple of weeks which will become available for purchase directly through me.


AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS
"Here I Stand" (24:12)

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL
"Visions Of Strix Nebulosa" (25:19)

I cannot stress enough, speaking for us both, how wonderful it is to finally find closure, seeing this chapter (the split offerings) come to a close. "Here I Stand" as well as "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa" were all captured during the 2008 "A Banishing Ritual (Into white)" recording sessions. Sessions from a very intense & specific time period within both of our lives.

As some of you may already know, James contributed a significant amount of performance & composition towards my 3rd full length offering "A Banishing Ritual (Into white)." During those sessions, James also helped to establish & strengthen the foundation for visions "I & III" for  an offering that initially existed as three separate spirits. The first (formerly entitled "Hibernation") & third (formerly entitled "Minutiae") movements, or "Visions" as I prefer to call them. Spirits captured of what now is to be known as "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa."

I'll hopefully have cover art to work with soon, so I may begin the design & layout process for the release. For now, for those interested, here are the written spells for "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa." Once again, offered from the spirit of brother Daniel Ellis-Smith Harrod's written word within three Visions for the flight of Strix Nebulosa...thank you for taking the time to read...More to come folks.

VISION I

Sleep now my friend...
Hibernate...
Dream your dreams...
Nestle (Hibernate),
deep in your soil.
Hibernation...

Hibernate,
The snow will fall,
& encrust the ground.
Slopes,
hills,
plains covered.
Hibernate...

It covers your trails...
In existence.

Hibernate,
Let your slumber wander,
into the forgotten spaces...

Hear silence,
& see without eyes.

Hibernation...

Converse with the ones who left long ago...

Hibernation...
Drink deeply...
Hibernate...
Drink deeply...
Ancestral waters.

Become without age,
without flesh.

Sleep,
Hibernate,
Sleep,
now my friend.
Hibernate until the final hours.
And then crawl,
into the light,
of your wisdom...

VISION II

Awaken...
Awaken...
Awaken...
Awaken.

VISION III

...Minutiae...Intolerable...minutiae...
The ever growing, unrelenting obsessions,

Obsessions.
That keep us scraping in the dark.
For those infinitesimal scraps of light.
To few and far between.
Or not at all

So I eat the Moon...

In an effort to digest sleep.
I invite IT!

To become my sweat...

Much less blind (now).

We can sink,
into bottomless oceans.
With the knowledge of stars and planets,
Beat one with the other.
Exhail the mist of time to animals.

With whom, I now swim and understand...

So I eat the Sun...

In an effort to digest thought.
I invite IT!

To become my eyes...

The universe is at a loss for words.
Totems...of parallel worlds and time.

Totems...
Are made as sentinels.
Totems...
Sculptures erected,

in the deepest of waters.
Totems...
The psychic web created...
Connected through speech of dreams...


Totems...
Totems...
Totems...

So I eat the moon...

Totems...
In an effort to digest sleep.
Invite IT...

Totems...
To become my skin.

Totems...


Friday, September 23, 2011

YOUR CELL: YOURSELF...




Greetings folks,
upon this Autumnal Equinox, I'd like to mention
that myself, Rachel and long time brother and fellow sooth seeker Daniel LaRochelle
will offer a twenty-three minute ritual to be known as:

"Reflections Through Flame: A Fire Tender Manifestation."
To accept spirit as spark,
like embers upon Father's breath.
High up towards the unknown starlit sky.

We will perform this coming Sunday night at 8:00 pm sharp!
Opening procession and lighting of the four altars ten minutes before.
More information click the poster.

...Thanks for your time...



Sunday, September 11, 2011

CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS...

Formerly known as "Ruhr Hunter", it was recently brought to my attention that an article entitled "Different Folks" features a portion reflecting the top five "Neo-Folk" albums that would appeal to a Metal audience & yours truly was listed as #3. Authored by R. Loren & published in the recently released 2011 October issue (#84) of Decibel magazine (Cover below)...IN STORES NOW!






1. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud  – “The Smell Of Blood But Victory” (Arthur's Round Table)

The revolutionary, yet criminally unrecognized duo of multi-instrumentalist Albin Julius and vocal accomplice Alzbeth braid a brilliant fabric coupling old world instrumentation with samples and chanting to carve out the most cunning arrangements in the genre. Though the casual listener might liken them to a more militant Dead Can Dance, their approach to songwriting and ability to integrate such an eclectic array of textures best mirrors the broad artistry and spectrum of a band like Swans. Tracks are all untitled, a pattern which continues to this day in Der Blutharsch, an equally enchanting and progressive amalgam that arose from the ashes of TMLHBAC when Julius and Alzbeth parted company.  Though out of print like the rest of their catalogue, “The Smell Of Blood But Victory” is their finest moment.



2. Death In June  – “But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?” (New European Recordings)

Often the subject of controversy, and banned from numerous cities around the world, DIJ seems to be at once received as the poster child for musical hate crime, and the band that people tolerate as the catalyst to a brilliant shift in the musical paradigm.  The latter has allowed them into the canon of pioneers that continue to inspire many artists today. This milestone is the band’s definitive moment, a dark study in ambiguity, where lyrics and music both consider a world where popular archetypes and cultural comforts are removed. The aural appeal of the album rests in DIJ’s ability to present the dichotomy of light and dark through tone, emotion, and instrumentation. Even at its most bleak, the album is still shimmering in beauty.



3. Ruhr Hunter“Moss And Memory” (Glass Throat Recordings)

From visionary Chet W. Scott there are many branches: Glass Throat Recordings, Blood Of The Black Owl, The Elemental Chrysalis, and the subject of this brief narrative, Ruhr Hunter. Chet is hands down the most important, and most unsung musician operating in the Northwest. Those fortunate enough to be familiar with his deeply personal works know that Chet embodies his music. Since 1998, Ruhr Hunter has operated with a vast array of instruments old and new, none of which would be considered traditionally “metal,” yet with these tools he is able to create a sprawling, thunderous, dirge that is unparalleled.  Silence and nature are woven as instruments, and dynamics sway from a whisper to moments of Neurosis-like enormity. Considering the far reaching nature of his influence, and the refreshing sincerity that defines his many projects, I am constantly perplexed by how little the press has documented his work.



4. Current 93“Soft Black Stars” (Durtro)

A perfect illustration of Current 93 at their most stripped down, and most accessible, this album marks more than a decade’s shift from the 1984 iconic noise bludgeon Dog’s Blood Rising, and exemplifies the extreme range of David Tibet’s stylistic palette. Think of this album as poetry- there are fewer words on the page, but the depth increases through Tibet’s masterful shaping of the musical elements to realize a sparse beauty that few of his contemporaries can achieve.



5. In Gowan Ring“Love Charms” (World Serpent)

With the elements of drone, birdsong, and swollen textures becoming more prevalent in newer branches of metal, the lack of traditional structure to this atmospheric record by IGR seems more relevant now than when it was first released. Picture not the blazing orchestrations of a band like Agalloch, but the essence that radiates from such a band when an album ends and its resonance begins. The atmosphere in that very space is where the mellow soundtrack of IGR’s artistry takes shape, ready to lead you barefoot across the Earth. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

(A) STORY OF RATS...

This past evening, I had the tremendous honor of being invited into the story, to journey with brother & beautiful spirit Garek Druss. I assisted Garek's "Szeptem" sending the sacred breath through an old growth Redwood drone flute & whispered Galdr. I believe the spell held up like a feather upon the Winds of Father sky...It was a beautiful honor Garek & your words prior to this journey meant so much to me. The great wheel turned for us both this evening & I can only hope Great Mystery will allow for us to journey once again...I truly look forward to this day.

The performance was captured live "on the air" for www.hollowearthradio.org. I have yet to hear its outcome myself, but I'm sure if interested you can track down the stream through Hollow Earth Radio. Also, if you have yet to discover the craft of Garek Druss (A Story of Rats) please do so at www.garekdruss.com

Here are a few photographs that turned out decent enough & thank you for your time folks.













Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL (Split update)

AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS
"Here I Stand" (24:12)

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL
"Visions Of Strix Nebulosa" (25:19)

Hey folks, an update in relation to June's posting regarding the forthcoming split CD with At the Head of the Woods. Both James & I have finished mastering our respective offerings on the 9th with Mell Dettmer. Said master recordings have been sent off to www.handmadebirds.com for release. Initially, we had planned for an Autumnal Equinox release date, but now we are focusing upon the later half of October. James is diligently finishing up the outer cover spread, an exclusive illustration for this release.

I cannot stress enough, speaking for us both, how wonderful it is to finally find closure, seeing this chapter (the split offerings) come to a close. "Here I Stand" as well as "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa" were all captured during the 2008 "A Banishing Ritual (Into white)" recording sessions. Sessions from a very intense & specific time period within both of our lives.

As some of you may already know, James contributed a significant amount of performance & composition towards my 3rd full length offering "A Banishing Ritual (Into white)." During those sessions, James also helped to establish & strengthen the foundation for visions "I & III" for  an offering that initially existed as three separate spirits. The first (formerly entitled "Hibernation") & third (formerly entitled "Minutiae") movements, or "Visions" as I prefer to call them. Spirits captured of what now is to be known as "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa."

I'll hopefully have cover art to work with soon, so I may begin the design & layout process for the release. For now, for those interested, here are the written spells for "Visions Of Strix Nebulosa." Once again, offered from the spirit of brother Daniel Ellis-Smith Harrod's written word within three Visions for the flight of Strix Nebulosa...thank you for taking the time to read...More to come folks.

VISION I

Sleep now my friend...
Hibernate...
Dream your dreams...
Nestle (Hibernate),
deep in your soil.
Hibernation...

Hibernate,
The snow will fall,
& encrust the ground.
Slopes,
hills,
plains covered.
Hibernate...

It covers your trails...
In existence.

Hibernate,
Let your slumber wander,
into the forgotten spaces...

Hear silence,
& see without eyes.

Hibernation...

Converse with the ones who left long ago...

Hibernation...
Drink deeply...
Hibernate...
Drink deeply...
Ancestral waters.

Become without age,
without flesh.

Sleep,
Hibernate,
Sleep,
now my friend.
Hibernate until the final hours.
And then crawl,
into the light,
of your wisdom...

VISION II

Awaken...
Awaken...
Awaken...
Awaken.

VISION III

...Minutiae...Intolerable...minutiae...
The ever growing, unrelenting obsessions,

Obsessions.
That keep us scraping in the dark.
For those infinitesimal scraps of light.
To few and far between.
Or not at all

So I eat the Moon...

In an effort to digest sleep.
I invite IT!

To become my sweat...

Much less blind (now).

We can sink,
into bottomless oceans.
With the knowledge of stars and planets,
Beat one with the other.
Exhail the mist of time to animals.

With whom, I now swim and understand...

So I eat the Sun...

In an effort to digest thought.
I invite IT!

To become my eyes...

The universe is at a loss for words.
Totems...of paralell worlds and time.

Totems...
Are made as sentinals.
Totems...
Sculptures erected,

in the deepest of waters.
Totems...
The psychic web created...
Connected through speech of dreams...


Totems...
Totems...
Totems...

So I eat the moon...

Totems...
In an effort to digest sleep.
Invite IT...

Totems...
To become my skin.

Totems... 

Monday, July 18, 2011

NOVEMTHREE...

As I came upon these photos within my archive just now, I felt compelled to make them available & share just how deeply honored I am to have joined Pythagumus & Michael for a "Folk Life" MMIX performance. Really, I simply wanted to take a moment & thank my brothers in Novemthree for offering this to me...It was truly beautiful & deeply what was needed for my spirit at the time. I can only hope the great spirits will allow for this union to be once again...

To my brothers, thank you for the honor, respect, warmth & love. May you both have a beautiful & deeply fulfilling journey at the Lake performance this coming weekend...So wish I was there to breath as well...Desperately needed right now! :-(





Monday, June 20, 2011

ECHTRA'S "PARAGATE"...


Hey folks, just letting you know I now have available the most recent Echtra CD offering entitled "Paragate." I'll have this item posted within the GTR catalog shortly. However it is now available for sale & selling for $13.00(US) & $15.00(World) postage included. Please add an additional 10% processing fee if purchasing the work through Paypal.
I also had the honor of contributing the graphic layout & print design for said release. Below are a few words regarding the craft, as well as the cover art. I hope you will find the time to take the journey offered by Echtra's spirit. Thank you for taking the time to read...


 “Echtra’s Paragate”, an essay of origins, is a psycho-physiological journey into the Otherworld. This aural chronicle of the soul’s flight from corporality issues from the Land before spiraling down into the heart of Earth, in the process loosening the stranglehold of dislocation modern humans labor under. Echoes of the Hunter stalking the prey of meaning ring out in the caverns of Spirit while arcane dances commence by the fireside; the chthonic depths offer their healing flame to our essence. After plumbing the lengths of these tunnels he is risen to the Heavens, taking flight in order to fully embody the liberty written in our blood. Above and Below make love in the flesh of the Seeker, engorged with breath and bearing the weight of the sweetest fruit.
Obliterating genre conventions in favor of the creation of an immersive soundworld, “Echtra’s Paragate” integrates the distortion and vigor of Black Metal sonics with the resolve and earthiness of acoustic songcraft. Arpeggios swirl in etheric spirals, augmenting and negating each other in a dance of intimateness, rhythms altering and disappearing altogether as they herald of the stations of the Seeker’s peregrination.
Chronicled in the long ago of MMVI, performed Yule MMVII, and now issued on CD from the dark of Winter MMXI by Echtra & Temple of Torturous, as dictated by the Spirits and for the benefit of all beings.
This rite of transits facilitates rest, a trust in the truth of Life.
“…for only by becoming completely and totally gone are we to be found…”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A GLASS THROAT INITIATION...

Welcome folks to the Official home of GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS & the medicinal musical voices of Chet W. Scott known as: CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS (formerly known for 15 years as Ruhr Hunter), BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL, The ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS & CEDAR SPIRITS.

My passion for releasing purely obscure, emotionally & spiritually driven, beautifully honest art and music, has often been noted to fall within the: "EXPERIENTIAL SHAMANISM * PAGAN * HEATHEN * RITUAL * HEALING * MEDITATIVE * DRONE * HALLUCINOGENIC * PSYCHEDELIC * ECO * ENVIRONMENTAL * CEREBRAL * BLACKENED AMBIENT * RURAL FOLK * WORLD * MOURNFUL CLASSICAL * SOUNDSCAPE * PROGRESSIVE * NEW AGE * EXPERIMENTAL * AVANT-GARDE * MINIMALIST * DELIRIANT NOISE and FUNERAL DOOM" genres.

Our smaller, first run pressings of 500 to 1,000 custom (6" x 6" six panel gate fold) packaged compact discs, are housed within beautifully printed & professionally crafted obscure & rare paper stocks, using the highest quality offset print production, foil stamping, letter pressing, embossing & debossing available today!

We urge folks to seek the magical crafts of our beloved *recording artists* & related family known as:

A MINORITY OF ONE (Pacific Northwest)
(A) STORY OF RATS (Pacific Northwest)
AGNIVOLOK (Israel)
*ALETHES* (Pacific Northwest)
ARNICA (Spain)
*AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS* (Pacific Northwest)
*BENEATH THE LAKE* (Great Lakes)
*BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL* (Pacific Northwest)

COYOTZIN (Canada)
*CEDAR SPIRITS* (Pacific Northwest)
CELESTIIAL (Great Lakes)
*CHAOS AS SHELTER* (Israel)
DANUWA ANALIHI ADONVDO (Cherokee Nation)
ECHTRA (Pacific Northwest)
*ELEMENTAL CHRYSALIS (THE)* (Pacific Northwest)
FAUNA (Pacific Northwest)
*FEARTHAINNE* (Pacific Northwest)
*GRUNTSPLATTER* (Pacific Northwest)
HALO MANASH (Finland)
HEX (Pacific Northwest)
NOVEMTHREE (Pacific Northwest)
*CYCLE OF THE RAVEN TALONS* Formerly known as "RUHR HUNTER" (Pacific Northwest)
SACRIFICIAL TOTEM (Pacific Northwest)
SANGRE DE MEURDAGO (Spain)
STEVE VON TILL (Pacific Northwest)

SYVEN (Finland)
*TRIAGE* (Pacific Northwest)
WALDTEUFEL (Pacific Northwest)
WARDRUNA (Norway)
WOLFSBLOOD (Russia)
YOUR CELL:YOURSELF (Maine)


Exclusively through GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS & VISIONS, you'll also discover official in depth information on Chet W. Scott's own personal & collaborative musical journey's.

With open mind & flowing spirit, we hope you take the time to experience & embrace our recordings. We greatly appreciate your interest and support folks.

Sincerely,
Chet W. Scott
GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS and VISIONS.
(Est. MCMXCVI)

All rights reserved within this website & blog:
~MCMXCVII-MMXII~ (GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS / VISIONS LLC.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

GLASS THROAT VISIONS...

Rachel & I have begun a new design firm, a division of Glass Throat Recordings entitled GLASS THROAT VISIONS. We will be focusing on the following visual elements: Publishing, Original Photography, Graphic Arts, Print Design, Logos & Identification, Merchandising, Visual Media & Film. For now, please feel free to click www.glassthroatrecordings.com/visions for further information regarding our newly developed business.


Currently our clients include:

ARTISTS:
ECHTRA ("Paragate" CD release 2011)
ELKS BLOOD (Forthcoming debut full length CD/LP 2011)
HEIRESS (Forthcoming debut full length "Early Frost" CD/LP 2011)
WHITE MOTH ("Self Titled" CD release 2010)

LABELS:
www.angeloven.com


Thursday, June 9, 2011

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL...

"Light the Fires! is at once, calling in desperation for a communal manifestation! The collective awakening of an inherent connectedness to all & the crucial ignition of need fire. A sacred flame lighting the path & re-connecting the primal spirit within us all. For the time has come, as our folk look upon these final days, spiraling towards a new age. It is this spirit, battered & bruised, suppressed & spiritually bred out, that belongs to no particular gender, race, age, system or path. Its only prerequisites are awareness, dignity & respectful participation...Listen...Act...Rise & Shine oh beautiful flames!"

In BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL news, a fourth full length collection entitled "Light the Fires!" looks to be released sometime during mid year 2011. No official release date has been set & I'm quite humbled to announce that both www.bindrunerecordings.comwww.handmadebirds.com will join together in sending this voice out into the void. The collection will be released as a deluxe spot UV, "Old Style" Stoughton 5" gatefold CD. A double 180 gram 12" Stoughton gatefold LP, will also be made available through both Bindrune & Handmade Birds later on this year. The vinyl will feature an exclusive opening ritual to the format. Please view the teaser trailer here:

A look at the overall cover sigil for "Light the Fires!" & the format(s) track listings can be found below:






BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL'S "Light the Fires!"

CD FORMAT (Stoughton Deluxe Gatefold)

I. CALLER OF SPIRITS (13:10)
II. WIND EYE (5:09)
III. RISE & SHINE (13:36)
IV. SUNDROJAN (7:30)
V. TWO RAVENS AT THE TREE LINE (10:27)
VI. SOIL MAGICIANS (13:03)
VII. DISGUST & THE HORRIBLE REALIZATION OF APATHY (10:21)
_____________


2xLP FORMAT
(Stoughton Deluxe Gatefold)

SIDE A:
I. SPIRIT CANOE (HAILING FATHER SKY)
II. WIND EYE
(19:13 roughly)

SIDE B:
III. RISE & SHINE
IV. SUNDROJAN
(21:08 roughly)

SIDE C:
V. TWO RAVENS AT THE TREE LINE
VI. SOIL MAGICIANS
(23:41 roughly)

SIDE D:
VII. DISGUST & THE HORRIBLE REALIZATION OF APATHY
(10:20 roughly)
_____________



FINALLY I'm really excited to announce there will also be a CD split with James Woodhead's AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS spirit released this Autumnal Equinox via www.handmadebirds.com. The release will feature an exclusive 25 minute composition from both James & myself. Both of which were captured during the "Banishing Ritual" sessions respectively...Track listings:

AT THE HEAD OF THE WOODS
"Here I Stand" (24:24)

BLOOD OF THE BLACK OWL
"Visions Of Strix Nebulosa" (25:19)

James will be crafting exclusive artwork for this release & we master these two offerings early this July with Mell Dettmer once again! More to come folks...

CHANGES ARE COMING...

June, MMXI

Greetings my friends & yes, Glass Throat Recordings is still very much an active entity!

My apologies to our loyal community for such a sustained silence, absence from the digital realm & lack of overall release "productivity." However professional, as many of you should come to know by now, I have never considered GTR a "label" in the traditional, or corporate sense. Thus, I refuse to work within the confines of such lifeless commodity & sterile trappings. This absence I've mentioned, has not been without being, It's "being" that becomes the focal point here, rather than another human doing. It has been a wonderfully open & deeply satisfying time for spiritual practice, wilderness retreating, turning & balancing the great four quartered wheel within. A clarity is present now, which is enabling me to process this "digital experience", in a much more beneficial & inspiring manner...But I digress.

As some of you may have noticed, while maintaining dignity & a deepening respect for the growth of sacred intent, I've chosen to distance myself & all musical voices, from any outside venues such as: Myspace, Facebook, You Tube, Last.fm, Discogs & all the other countless distractions. I simply no longer find said sources appropriate in relation to my own personal path. I've come to the unfortunate reality, that along with the unauthorized low quality down loading epidemic, I've begun to notice many others have taken liberties in creating their own forums, venues & "informative" pages that are simply NOT authorized, nor supported by myself & the GTR family. These sites or "sources" are all to often severely outdated, littered with incorrect credentials & feature misinterpreted or misrepresented information regrading my own work & that of my GTR family. An aesthetic value, if any, is usually appalling & said sources far to often, display incorrect artwork & photographic imagery that does not coincide, support, nor represent the ever growing spirit of my own ritual musical practice, as well as the vision of a community I'm deeply connected with. 

With all this said, I'm pleased to announce, that in due time a whole new updated website for GLASS THROAT RECORDINGS / VISIONS will launch...hopefully by the end of Summer? I'm in the crucial stages now, of finding the right designer with skill & experience to update this dinosaur & visually capture, a beautiful vision I have for it. In short, the idea is to have an OFFICIAL SOURCE for my own endeavors, as well as the works of my GTR family if need be. There will be a vast MP3 / GTR radio player implemented & each artist will have their own "Myspace" conceptual if you will. You'll also now find a blog / forum for those of you willing & interested in drinking directly from the well & not having to absorb the facade built by others. So yeah, this should have been done a long time ago, as I've neglected this side of the "business" if you will & it has finally caught up with me. But I'm ignorant to this branch of "artistic control." I've been a publisher of my own recordings, artwork & personally developed sacred symbolism for 15 years now, so it's about time I got my proverbial shit together. Anyhow, there is a buzz within the old GTR office as of late & we are excited to finally produce a home, a digital source for those whom have shown GTR such love & respect for all these years...So yeah, it will be a slow process but the flame is lit!

I'm quite happy to report there is also one other OFFICIAL source available for folks to purchase our recordings. We have opened up a small shop, courtesy of our good friends over at HEX MAGAZINE. Please take a look here: http://www.hexfolkmarket.com/shops/glass-throat-recordings

_______________________