(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The Ukraine’s heavily psychedelic-influenced sonic spiritualists Ethereal Riffian will release their “Afterlight” DVD on August 17th.
The self-release is a conceptual work with its main theme being spiritual liberation in different spiritual traditions, namely – Shamanism, Buddhism and Mysticism.
The DVD features:
- – Full overview of Ethereal Riffian’s creative universe
- – Animated videos uncovering the spiritual journey of “Afterlight’s” main characters
- – Special structure with three acts, introduction and epilogue that gives the DVD a logical inception and ending.
- – Unique bonuses including official music video, two documentaries, archive with rare photos and more
- – Mesmerizing artwork
Tracklist of the “Afterlight” DVD:
1. Whispering of the Ancients
4. Wakan Tanka
6. March of Spiritu
8. Drum of the Deathless
9. Sword of the Deathless
10. Light of Self
Ethereal Riffian‘s Val Kornev commented on the DVD saying:
“Since 2013 I’ve wanted to have a single release that can give a versatile overview of the band’s creative work – its music, philosophy, approach to limited editions and live potential. And now we have it.
With this release we, on one hand, aim to crystallize all our work and ideas since the inception of the band, and on the other hand, we want to show the quintessential component which unites all spiritual paths. For the band, this release marks the end of the first chapter in its history and the beginning of the new one.”
“Afterlight” comes in unique formats, elaborated by the band (limited edition DVD-book and discography) and can be purchased for pre-order prices, along with three exclusive limited-time offers via the band’s Bandcamp page: http://etherealriffian.bandcamp.com/.
Pre-sale will be active from 17.VII.2017 to 17.VIII.2017. Upon the end of pre-sale, limited-time offers will expire and prices for other items will be increased.
Watch the official teaser video of the “Afterlight” DVD and the insightful clip of how the limited editions were created (6 months of work in just 3 minutes):