The Quest For A Morning Star

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THE CAMPAIGN IS NOW OVER.
Thanks so much to all of you for donating, for great messages and support!

The total of bandcamp sales of my "The Quest For A Morning Star" was 1700 euro. This sum got split in 4 and delivered this morning
(7th of December 2015) to following victims of the Colectiv fire: Mihai Iulian Anghel (425 euro), Radu Damian (425 euro), Laurentiu Costache (425 euro) and Popescu Ionut Liviu (425 euro). Please note that in all 4 cases, the money were wired to these victims as Romanian currency, as I received them as romanian currency as well from paypal in my account. I want to thank all of you again for buying my weird music for this great cause, or for spreading the word...and I really hope to see all these people out of hospitals asap and enjoy life again!

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
The Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu, is to release a collection of music, entitled "The Quest For A Morning Star", to raise funds for victims of the recent tragedy at Club Collectiv, in Bucharest.

Chioreanu is well known and highly respected for his graphic works for At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Mayhem, Ulver and many others. A musician himself, he has collaborated with various artists to create "soundtracks" to accompany his exhibitions in the past. These soundtracks are to be made available via BandCamp, with all proceeds to be donated to help with medical bills and funeral expenses of those who have been affected by the fire.

On October 30, local band, Goodbye to Gravity were celebrating the release of their second album at the nightclub when the tragedy occurred. The fire has already claimed the lives of 46 victims, but that number is rising daily, with more than one hundred further people in hospital, many in critical conditions. In a tight knit rock/metal community, the shockwaves have been massive, as musicians, fans, photographers, engineers, security have all been directly affected.

Chioreanu commented:
"Is very hard for me to find the words to convey the devastating effect of this, so I'll try to just stick to the facts. For our small community of music fans, this has been beyond terrible - many of us here have been friends for many years, and those newer to the scene, we'd still have recognised. The loss and impact is almost too big to comprehend at the moment.

"I want to thank all the great musicians who have taken part in these soundtracks - for their immediate response and support in making this compilation possible and available for fundraising. The love and support that's out there in the international metal scene is unbelievable. I want to thank everybody who has helped out, from the bottom of my heart."

Regarding the original purpose of the music, Chioreanu explains: "I started to create this music in 2011, for a personal project, not directly related to metal music/artwork. When working on this type of project, I like to include the audible space as well as the visual in my work. So, all this music is extremely personal to me, and many of these soundtracks have never been released before. The intimacy of the works makes it feel quite natural for them to be released for a humanitarian purpose like this. The Campaign will end on November 27th"

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released November 11, 2015

Chapter I - Soundtrack for "Where Purgatory Ends" exhibition 2011
Music composed by Costin Chioreanu and Rune Eriksen (Blasphemer - Aura Noir, Twilight Of The Gods)
Mixed by Costin Chioreanu
Mastered by Marius Costache

Line-up:
Costin Chioreanu - guitar, fx,piano
Rune Eriksen - guitar, fx, percussion, piano
Andrei Ionut - bass
Tudor Diaconescu - violin

1. Absent Abstract Above
2. An Empire Beneath Oblivion
3. Phanthasma And The Midnight Stalker

Chapter II - Soundtrack for "Too Late For rainbows" exhibition 2012
Music composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Costin Chioreanu (guitar, bass, fx)

4. Ihwaz

Chapter III - Soundtrack for "There Are No Shadows On Our Maps" exhibition 2012
Music composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Costin Chioreanu (guitar, bass, fx)

5. A Storm Shall Take The Words Away

Chapter IV - Soundtrack for "Outside The Great Circle" art movie 2013
Music composed by Costin Chioreanu
Lyrics by Costin Chioreanu & David Tibet
Mixed by Costin Chioreanu
Mastered by Attila Csihar

Line-up:
Attila Csihar (Mayhem) - vox
David Tibet - vox
Mirai Kawashima (Sigh) - keyboards
Kimmo Helen (Hexvessel) - violin, fx
Costin Chioreanu - guitar, fx

6. Outside The Great Circle


Chapter V - Soundtrack for "Magic As A Golden Mean Soundtrack" presentation movie 2015
Music composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Costin Chioreanu (guitar, fx)

7.Portals

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costinchioreanu Bucharest, Romania

Costin Chioreanu is well known for his graphic works for At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Arcturus, Triptykon, Darkthrone, Mayhem, Ulver and many others. As musician himself, he has composed and recorded lots of records over the years with various metal bands as also some solos records. A part of those are the soundtracks for his art exhibitions and are available here. ... more

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Track Name: Outside The Great Circle (movie version)
Lyrics by Costin Chioreanu:

The magma of words
dresses the perception in horror
It's idolizing measures,
it's calling clouds to cement the hallow

A flood of silence...
As silence was before the circle
Throwing the unseen before
Before the first word
Before the first drop
When absence was absolute

To understand the meaning
of a wordless speech
The raindrop shall fall deeper
through the walls of this tomb hall
As the exit will raise
on the bottom of last circle

Lyrics by David Tibet:

BITER LIKE THE MOON
SHORN FIELDS FROM WHIRLWINDS
DRANK LIKE THE SON
MOLTEN GRIEVED SUNS
FORGED OF FLOWERS AND GARDENS
AND CAROUSELS AND GRAVES
PITCHED BLACK LIKE THAT BITE
FROM LUNAR MERCURY MOUTH
THE FINGER AND HAND AND THE BLARE
OF THE BAND AND THE WAVES CALLING DOWN
ON THE BEACHES OF MYRRH
BRIGHT MISSED IN THE PASSING MACHINES
DREAMS OF WATER TOWERS, SHARP GARDENS
BLEAK JADE DUNGEONS AND SLEEK GROTTOES
THE CLIPPING SWORD WOUND
MASTER OF DEBRIS PATCHED UNDER CHRIST
BLOWN AWAY BY THE FIRES YOU SPAT AT TEETHTIME
THERE COMES A TIME A TIME A TIME
WHEN THE BLIND THE BLIND
UNWEAVE THEIR STATUES AND UNCROSS
THE THRONES THEY HAVE BUILT IN STRAW
POOR MOUTH, POOR SLASH, POOR MARKS
LEFT BEHIND BY BUTTERFLIES