Basilisk (2013 Remaster)

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Basilisk (2013 Remaster)

Memories flood back when listening again to this cassette album from way way back .Some of the earliest roots of what would become "curse" are there; there are remnants of the abandoned "Stigmata" project .
This was intended as a concept album about a sculptor who went mad while trying to sculpt his perfect lover .An arm fell off and he ran riot with his chisel , hacking and destroying everything in sight. The planet fell to pieces, heaven fell to pieces and he was brought before God who bore a plaster over his left eye ,but was sympathetic to those who acted in the name of love. The sculptor's "punishment?
You guessed, he had to re-sculpt the universe.
Sadly abandoned ,but fragments are plentiful. Then there's Basilisk 2 with those ominous field recordings from Notre dame cathedral in Paris.
Basilisk has it's own flavour, and this remaster admittedly leaves off the bonus tracks which adorned the reissue cd, and hopefully respects the atmosphere of the original. less a remaster , more a clarification.

Original cassette release by Third Mind Records.Reissued on cd by Beta-lactam Ring Records.

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released March 4, 2013

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