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Heilung share new song “Tenet”

Posted by on August 11, 2022

Photo by Andy Julia

 

Heilung are gearing up for their new album, Drif, out August 19th via Season of Mist. The enigmatic collective has now unveiled a mood video for their third single, “Tenet.”

 

The group comments:

“HEILUNG comment on the track: “Our third single release is a palindrome. All individual musical parts, melodies and instruments (and even at times the lyrics) play the same both forward and backwards. The song is based on the “Sator Square”, the earliest datable two-dimensional palindrome, first found in Herculaneum (Italy), a city buried under the ashes of the erupting Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, at that time part of the flourishing Roman Empire. What is particularly interesting with this palindrome is that not only does it read forwards and backwards but also vertically in both directions. 

S A T O R

A R E P O

T E N E T

O P E R A

R O T A S

The unusual melody of the piece is created with a special code system employing numbers, runes and Latin letters taken from the square itself, and deciphered in a complicated system to give birth to Heilung’s first melodic palindrome. Love from Heilung”

 

Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:

 

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