Re-imagining “Pasaqalia” using the original stems, “Pasaqalia II” continues Liturgy’s artistic shift toward free-form sonic exploration. The song is more indebted to glitchy electronica and old-school Memphis rap than black metal. It also marks a return to the vocal style the group’s conceptual mastermind Hunter Hunt-Hendrix employed on 2015’s The Ark Work.
According to Hunt-Hendrix, the new song is a “digital aria” that fits into their ongoing “multimodal” opera “The OIOION Cycle” — the first installation of which was the live performance of the “Origin of the Alimonies” opera last year in L.A.
Each new track and opera performance further fleshes out Hunt-Hendrix’s mysterious art-philosophy project for “The OIOION Cycle”. The overarching concept incorporates the music of Liturgy as well as Hunt-Hendrix’s own essays and artwork, such as the self-shot video for “Pasaqalia II” and the H.A.Q.Q. album itself.
Watch the video for “Pasaqalia II” below.