“These ‘rituals’ are as dark and eerie as it gets, with ominous synths and SATARAY bringing her voice from a creepy whisper to a soaring cry.” — BrooklynVegan
This Friday, one-woman dark ambient project SATARAY will unleash her stunning Nocturnum full-length. Recorded and mixed by SATARAY and mastered by Casey Chittenden Jones (Noisepoetnobody) with imagery by ritual artist Anima Nocturna, the haunting seven-song offering seamlessly mingles lingering whispers, diseased howls, and mournful incantations within a realm inhabited by exquisite synth lines, masterful ambience, hypnotic rhythms, and entrancing production.
In advance of its releasee, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive stream of the record. Notes SATARAY of the work, “Nocturnum portrays a symbol of the night both literally and metaphysically, as this collection of songs were created over a two-year span in an isolated nature space, all done at night. Each song is a ritual to transmute deeply buried karmic energy.”
Adds BrooklynVegan, “These ‘rituals’ are as dark and eerie as it gets, with ominous synths and SATARAY bringing her voice from a creepy whisper to a soaring cry.”
Surrender to the sounds of SATARAY’s Nocturnum courtesy of BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.
Nocturnum will be released on April 5th as a limited-edition cassette and digitally via Bandcamp. For preorders, go to, sataray.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnum.
SATARAY will play a special record release show April 26th with additional live rituals to be announced in the weeks to come.
4/26/2019 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ Vouna, Eye Of Nix, Geist & The Sacred Ensemble [tickets]
SATARAY has been active since 2006 through many different incarnations, including live performances and recording collaborations with Seattle experimental musician Celadon. Over the last few years, SATARAY has been composing, performing, and recording her own music entirely, focusing intently on a specific sound. Her live displays create a ritualistic space and atmosphere, often including performance art elements such as butoh dance and other movement inspiration. She has participated in the Cascadian Yule gathering, and appeared at the Esoteric Book Conference, Passiontide, ShadowDance, and more, bringing her live immersive experience to Berlin, Colombia, the US West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest.
“…an embracing of the dark – a work that establishes dominion over the night’s destructive forces by first meeting them where they are and living among them…. There’s an unmistakable energy coursing through these compositions, and the open listener will be able to feel it washing over him or herself in waves.” – Indy Metal Vault