C-32 premium BASF - Emtec Chrome tape, purple shell.
Home-dubbed on Nad,Marrantz and Denon tape decks, in real time.
Professionally printed j-card with front die-cut.
Edition of 75. Includes a download code.
BATAILLE SOLAIRE | Baal shaman et son char céleste
''Baal-Shamash, the sun-god, rises every morning from his nightly hiding-place and, seating himself in his chariot, drives across the sky—a chariot of fire over a field of darkness. But as he reaches the horizon, he returns to his abode, and night, no longer disturbed, continues to prevail.
''Baal-Shamash is a god and immortal, yet once a year he dies, only to be resurrected and to return to life again. Aphrodite never dies. It is she who goes down to the lower regions to find the god to bring him back into the world of the living. Baal is the living god; Aphrodite is life itself.''
from The Sacred Fire, by B.Z. Goldberg, 1930
Here's a review from cardrossmaniac2
This tape is a bewdy. It's somewhere along the the lines of atmospheric kosmische synth/organ/space/drone, occasionally slipping in and out wormholes. Sometimes heavenly at other times delving into the darkness. It's a true sonic journey not staying in the one place too long which is a bit different for this kind of thing. Sometimes hypnotic and then disorientating. This is a top shelf synth record from out of the blue and fast becoming one of my favourite records of the year. Cheers to Bataille Solaire and surprises. (thanks to you know who you are for recommending this). I know next to nothing about them which kind of adds to the mystique of it all.
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