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Masstishaddhu // Shekinah CD

Masstishaddhu // Shekinah CD

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Originally released on Nurse With Wound's United Dairies in 1988, Massistishaddhu's only work by Metgumbnerbone members Sean Breadin, Mike Watson and Richard Rupenus (The New Blockaders) adds an unreleased sound source. CD reissue.Digipak and shrink specifications.

Playing with cello, hurdy-gurdy, flute, and various percussion sometimes accompanied by a strong sense of discomfort, and a mysterious feeling that when I approached it when I was afraid of a snake in the dark, it was actually just a rope.The whole story is shaped by a very precise composition, and the chants that express the thoughts before being verbalized create a more esoteric atmosphere. ---advaita records

 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Old European Cafe releases available at Tobira.

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'Shekinah' two side-long slabs of highly experimental music in the early Coil / Current 93 / Organum vein with touches of Eastern (or is it North American?) Mysticism thrown in for good measure.'For The Dead & Unborn' is a wild, chilling and uninhibited chant-cum-invocation featuring wordless vocals set against a hypnotic substrates of percussion and bowed instruments.'Angels Gather Here Between Purity Of Heart and Hopeless Despair' is taken at a much slower pace with far less accent on the chanting and more emphasis on the bowed strings and singing / ringing percussion and at times had me glancing nervously over my shoulder! Audion

'Shekinah' could be described as very dark Gothic Ritual Folk with a sprinkling of occult allure. The title, cover and music all suggest bloodied altars, unfathomable rituals and mystical learning. Whatever words are spoken during this procession of yearning melodies and utterly ethereal voices is perhaps best left for the Gods. Whatever secrets the music holds, they are simultaneously a fountain of spiritual beauty and unknowable terror. It's as if its character changed with my dispositions: if I was feeling fear then fear is what I heard. If I was feeling joyous, then the joy of the Gods shone down upon me and relaxed every fibre of my being. Brainwashed

In the '80s underground, Ritual Ambient and Tribal Ambient were both coming to fruition and although they had a rough framework there wasn't yet a concrete basis for how the genres were set to develop. Masstishaddhu exploited this potential to create a music that sounds like a well-executed modern Free Folk album --in 1988, a good decade before the New Weird America scene (spearheaded by the likes of Sun City Girls) began revolutionizing the idea of ​​Folk music operating under rhythmic constraints. In this sense'Shekinah' It is deeply embedded within the Folk influence that uses atmosphere to sculpt instrumental improvisations, again, much like well-executed modern Free Folk does. A Tertiary Source.

artist: Masstishaddhu 

label: old european cafe

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Originally released on Nurse With Wound's United Dairies in 1988, Massistishaddhu's only work by Metgumbnerbone members Sean Breadin, Mike Watson and Richard Rupenus (The New Blockaders) adds an unreleased sound source. CD reissue.Digipak and shrink specifications.

Playing with cello, hurdy-gurdy, flute, and various percussion sometimes accompanied by a strong sense of discomfort, and a mysterious feeling that when I approached it when I was afraid of a snake in the dark, it was actually just a rope.The whole story is shaped by a very precise composition, and the chants that express the thoughts before being verbalized create a more esoteric atmosphere. ---advaita records

 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Old European Cafe releases available at Tobira.

------------------------

'Shekinah' two side-long slabs of highly experimental music in the early Coil / Current 93 / Organum vein with touches of Eastern (or is it North American?) Mysticism thrown in for good measure.'For The Dead & Unborn' is a wild, chilling and uninhibited chant-cum-invocation featuring wordless vocals set against a hypnotic substrates of percussion and bowed instruments.'Angels Gather Here Between Purity Of Heart and Hopeless Despair' is taken at a much slower pace with far less accent on the chanting and more emphasis on the bowed strings and singing / ringing percussion and at times had me glancing nervously over my shoulder! Audion

'Shekinah' could be described as very dark Gothic Ritual Folk with a sprinkling of occult allure. The title, cover and music all suggest bloodied altars, unfathomable rituals and mystical learning. Whatever words are spoken during this procession of yearning melodies and utterly ethereal voices is perhaps best left for the Gods. Whatever secrets the music holds, they are simultaneously a fountain of spiritual beauty and unknowable terror. It's as if its character changed with my dispositions: if I was feeling fear then fear is what I heard. If I was feeling joyous, then the joy of the Gods shone down upon me and relaxed every fibre of my being. Brainwashed

In the '80s underground, Ritual Ambient and Tribal Ambient were both coming to fruition and although they had a rough framework there wasn't yet a concrete basis for how the genres were set to develop. Masstishaddhu exploited this potential to create a music that sounds like a well-executed modern Free Folk album --in 1988, a good decade before the New Weird America scene (spearheaded by the likes of Sun City Girls) began revolutionizing the idea of ​​Folk music operating under rhythmic constraints. In this sense'Shekinah' It is deeply embedded within the Folk influence that uses atmosphere to sculpt instrumental improvisations, again, much like well-executed modern Free Folk does. A Tertiary Source.

artist: Masstishaddhu 

label: old european cafe