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Following the tremendous success that was Totem 2, Important offers you Totem 3. LP edition of 1000 is sold out.
This is the final offering before entering the new wave of the failed future from MMOB. Totem Three journeys from quiet Bardo womb choosing meditations and instrumental mantras to the delusional glee of Kali Yugafied Indian rock. Totem Three is the most diverse and heartfelt of the Totem trilogy. A steady pulsating musical mirror prison expressing the atrophy of our "Modern World" through no-age hallucinations of passionate and unfolding melodies. A blissfull mirage filled caravan with no destination pushing onward through a mercurial blue sanded desert between what is and what was. A place where disembodied nomadic djinn join in lament attempting to push through the cell phone interference with a message of no return. Culminating finally in the Totem Trilogy's finale the John Carpenter nodding synthetic 80's horror film decay and the utter realization of our "FAILED FUTURE".........."what is veiled, what was, what will be and what will never be, what will we do when we go from living to onlysurviving?".......TOTEM 3
Featuring 7 new pieces influenced by the music of Satyajit Ray, Tuareg music of the Sahara, Early Music, and John Carpenter, and the writings of french philosopher René Guénon. Totem Three features guests from Secret Chiefs Three and Alan Bishop from the Sun City Girls as well as many more luminaries from the Seattle music scene. Featuring artwork by Seldon hunt completing the connecting art of all three of the Totem records. Produced By Randall Dunn.
Randall Dunn: Rag-Dun Tibetan long trumpet, throat singing, Korg MS-20,
Mellotron, Micromoog, Korg Poly Six, Guitar, Audio hallucinations.
Don McGreevy: Drums, percussion, gong ritual, Acoustic Guitar, eternal thirst
Milky: Electric guitar and Vocals and yugas
Dave Abramson: Drums and percussion, singing bowls, Kalibash
B.R.A.D: Divination, Gongs, Vocals, Atrophy, 80’s Italian fear
Jim Davis: Electric Bass, keyboards, Nylon String Guitar, fair
Timba Harris: Violin and Viola, middle way
Alan Bishop: vocals on 2,4
Faith Coccolia: Text and literagy on tack 6
Hans Tueber: Flute
Josiah Boothby: French Horn
Taiana Karr: English Horn and Oboe