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/Club /Edinburgh /Fimbulvetr: Mabon
September 22 @ 20:00 - 01:00 BST
DJ Vilkas, Shadowplay Edinburgh presents:
with very special guest
DJ Carcosa (Sunken Architecture, Rotterdam)
8pm, Fri 22 September 2023
HOME Bar (NEW VENUE)
Downstairs, 69 Home Street, Tolcross, EH3 9JP
Continuing the Edinburgh Fimbulvetr legacy this autumn equinox…
“Mabon falls on the Autumn Equinox and is the second of the three harvest festivals. Though temperatures may still be warm during the day, summer has truly come to an end. The leaves on deciduous trees have begun to turn colors and fall to the ground, and there is a chill in the evening air. The days were longer than the nights until this moment, and after this the nights will begin their reign. The God is making his exit from the stage of the seasons, heading toward his symbolic death at Samhain in just a few short weeks.”
Many years ago, a club sought to create an experience and play the very best music from the wide spectrum of ambient, drone, electronica, noise, doom, folk, post-rock and anything that’s dark & down-tempo, with an emphasis on inclusivity and creating a very different atmosphere to your typical goth club.
When DJ Vilkas, Shadowplay, took over promotion and DJing of Fimbulvetr in 2019 – continuing the ethos and musicality of the original live event, who could have known that the COVID-19 pandemic would force this format onto the livestream platform, where it found success with the citizens of the world.
With society returning to its natural, chaotic state, it only made sense for the event to return once again to its roots; with a group of likeminded souls in a fine drinking establishment.
So join DJ Vilkas and good friend DJ Carcosa to harken back to a time when the world was learning to embrace a wider humanity – when different cultures would ultimately converge to share values of tradition, worshipping the earth, and the cycle of nature.
The DJs will play some neofolk-themed music, with a touch of modern dark folk, ethereal and atmospheric, and pagan sounds – as well as some soft and harsh dark ambient and black metal sunds.
All while sipping some fine spirits and engaging discussion. Open to requests and suggestions of direction.
Assuming the connection holds up, I will also be livestreaming this event, from a distorted angle