The third CD from Stone Breath, "Lanterna Lucis Viriditatis," finds the band journeying further down the darkened paths they first showed us on their other CDs, "Songs of Moonlight and Rain" and "A Silver Thread to Weave the Seasons" (both from Australia's Camera Obscura label). The darkened deep woods folk and acoustic experimentalism Stone Breath conjured on their earlier recordings is here refined in a cauldron of timeless sound.
With a darker sound than past albums, "Lanterna Lucis Viriditatis" finds Stone Breath tracing a theme throughout the record: a silver thread weaving together such elements as St. John the Baptist, Osiris and Isis, John Barleycorn, the Templar Knights, King Solomon, and Jesus Christ, all shown in the light (or shadow as the case may be) of Stone Breath's ever present nature poetry/observations.
Stone Breath currently features Timothy the Revelator, Prydwyn, and Sarada. They sing and play such diverse instruments as: guitars, banjos, dulcimer, sitar, oud, dumbek, flute, tinwhistle, harmonium, ramyaj, and butterflyheart. To date they have released three CD albums, 2 7" eps, and have been featured on many compilations worldwide. See also: The Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree.
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1. Sunshine in the Eyes of Death
2. The Eyelit Path
3. Sword Baptismal
4. Solomon's Song
5. The Way of Green Osiris
6. John Barleycorn
7. The Red Crossed Knight
8. It's Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back
9. Sleep then, with the Incense of Orchids around You
10. The Face of God
13. The Lantern of the Greening Light