Tir – Australian Dark Folk Project Announce New Album Ft Empyrium’s Thomas Helm
Tir – Australian Dark Folk Project Announce New Album Ft Empyrium’s Thomas Helm Reveal Opening Song “C’Est La Fin (Part I)” Via Invisible Oranges
Australia based solo project Tir (Oytun Bektaş) is set to release his fifth full-length album this coming April. Following on from 2021’s ‘Persepolis’ and set for release under the dual banners of Brilliant Emperor Records (LP) & Orko Productions (CD/tape), ‘Awaiting the Dawn’ presents a one and half year musical journey and noticeable shift in Tir’s artistic philosophy towards the purity of his dark folk/medieval roots, whilst still acknowledging the projects successful “Dungeon Synth” beginnings.
Tir’s second album, ‘Urd Skuld Verdandi’ (2019) had a huge impact on the scene around the world, already featuring elements that would seed Tir’s sound and mature into ‘Awaiting The Dawn’.
Part of that album’s success arose out of the collaboration with vocalist Thomas Helm, most noticeably known for his work with Empyrium and more recently, Ortnit. ‘Awaiting The Dawn’ deepens this relationship, procuring the hauntingly beautiful voice of Thomas Helm once again, sounding this time more like an embedded expression of Tir, rather than a guest vocalist.
The album’s “C’Est La Fin (Part I)” is now playing at Invisible Oranges, who had this to say about the album “There isn’t much music like this anymore now that bands like Agalloch have become legacy acts, and I’ve honestly been waiting for a resurgence. Maybe Tir will bring one about!”
The album was also mixed & mastered by Markus Stock (Empyrium, Sun of the Sleepless). Although an unheard voice on the album, Markus’s engineering work on ‘Awaiting The Dawn’ offers us, through a deep kinship to the various expressions of Tir’s musical creators, the perfect equilibrium through which we can experience this amazing album. Pre-orders are now available at this location.