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Label: Old Europa Cafe

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


*2022 stock. Limited edition of 300 copies.* Re-Edition of a rare cult album first out on Steven Stapleton's (NWW) own label United Dairies in 1988. Plus as bonus for this special re-issue, a never heard, unreleased track of 30 minutes!

Masstishaddhu members were Sean Breadin, Mike Watson and Richard Rupenus, all of whom were also members of Metgumbnerbone; Richard is also a member of TNB...tribal & droning psychedelia from over three decades ago - a very special album to be re-discovered. Mastered from the original tapes by Colin Potter (NWW).

"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 Sunburned Hand Of The Man) began revolutionizing the idea of Folk music operating under rhythmic constraints. In this sense Shekinah is undoubtedly unique, perpetuating the 'ritual' side of ambient through disconcerting vocalizations and chants. 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


Cat. number: OECD 292
Year: 2021

Track 3 is a bonus track.
Four-panel digipak.

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