Soliloquy For Lilith
Label: Jnana Records
Format: CDx3 box deluxe
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Originally recorded and released in 1988, Nurse With Wound's ambient opus was years ahead of its time, a ground-breaking set of atmospheric sound patterns designed for ritual ceremonies. Hailed as a masterpiece on release, it soon became a firm favorite of NWW fans and topped the world ambient chart for over three months!
Originally a limited-edition three-album set housed in a handsome 12-inch gold and black foil embossed box, this new edition, a CD facsimile of the original vinyl set, contains the entire album plus 40 minutes of superb quality, previously unreleased music from the original sessions. A gold foil blocked cover and new parchment insert makes this one of United Jnana's most elegant and desirable releases to date.
Soliloquy For Lilith, Nurse With Wound's best selling work... like Sylvie and Babs, is a one-off in the Nurse discography. Originally comprised of six songs for Stapleton's daughter, one on each side of the 3xLP set, the music... is... haunting and otherworldly... and sits head and shoulders above any other ambient or drone work at that time. Created though a chance meeting between a series of guitar FX pedals which generated strange tones and voices that seem to emerge from the ether... almost subterranean or oceanic in feel, the long, twenty-minute-plus tracks take meditative music into a new strata. That's not to say this isn't good for active listening, on the contrary when given full attention the tracks seem to evolve and precipitate more aural wonders with each listen.... --Kavenism.com
* Deluxe 3xCD packaging features gold foil blocked cover and parchment paper insert
* Contains 40-plus minutes of previously unreleased material from the original sessions
* Topped world ambient charts for three weeks upon release in 1988
Cat. number: UNITED JNANA 666