| German Import Digipak
| Must be recommended to every lover of genuine and sincere folk music from WOVEN HAND to CURRENT 93.
From the artist: Fire Transforms All, or less poetically rendered, “fire transforms matter”, comes down throughout the ages as an alchemical maxim. The entire album was a sort of ritual that gathered itself around the core of this theme. After the icy introspection and stillness of Absence…, it was time for a change, a gesture of motion and energy-and this gesture lead to Ignis. We wanted to capture the pain and beauty of purifying oneself through the element of fire. The great work of the alchemist - to turn the dross of matter to the fine gold of spirit - fit perfectly with the subject matter of the album. It was recorded in a time that was leading up to enormous changes in my life, changes that entailed burning away some of the dead skin and dross of both the past, and my own person demons. Though the lyrics are tinged with both anger and uncertainty, I feel that this album was a move towards a much more affirmative, positive approach to our music.