Sol Invictus – Bill Boethius with Solar Maximum

This is my second collaboration with Solar Maximum, and is a kind of sequel [or maybe a prequel] to the first.

This piece, 'sol invictus', Latin for ‘the invincible sun’ [an epithet for a god worshipped by the Roman centurions] recognises that all cultures begin with a creation riff.

Solar Maximum provide this godlike riff in the bass right here.

In its repetition, this splendid stripped down blues riff describes the ascent of the sun as it achieves its solar maximum at the very zenith, the house of the gods.

It reaches this red house and then luxuriates in timeless swathes and trailing rays.

To become ‘maxed out’, and refreshed - the sun god is then ready to begin his regal descent once more.

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