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Coph Nia

Coph Nia is the name given to the dark ambient/ambient industrial act formed by Aldenon Sartorial. Coph Nia is currently signed to the Swedish label Cold Meat Industry. Its first release was the album That Which Remains, which was released in 2000. The original members were Mikael Aldén (composition), Magnus Baecklund (lyrics), Clara Pahlén (vocals on Our Lady of the Stars and Sanctus), and Aasa Vildblomma (percussion). The three latter members, however, only participated on the first album: That which Remains (2000).

The name itself derives from Chapter 3 of Aleister Crowley’s Liber AL vel Legis. The passage reads in full: “I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia—but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains.” (AL III:72) Itself thought to be a reference to Ain Soph.

Coph Nia’s music tends to drift between dark ambient soundscapes and tracks that portray Aldenon’s interest in the Western magical tradition, and the work of Aleister Crowley in particular.[1]