Stunned no. 73

TalismanInitiate Into the Mysteries c43 (Stunned no. 73) —out of stock

Early in 2007, Mark Ledoux and M. Geddes Gengras stepped into a Philadelphia recording space for a week and simply tore it up together, performing a multi-instrumental alchemy with guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, glockenspiel, dulcimer, bells and drums. The result of this dive into free-shredding folk and alternate-scale acoustics was ‘Initiate Into the Mysteries’ — the Talisman duo’s one & only album first issued as a highly limited CDr on Night Goat Records. Stunned was fortunate to score one of these rare early editions, and ever since it has been a favorite jam no matter what time of day or what mood we’re in. Now on its third birthday, this tragically-overlooked masterwork has been dusted off, re-edited, and re-mastered with care by the band. We’ve additionally transferred it to high bias chrome tape along with all new art design. Let’s just say it’s about time. Talisman’s skill in fusing cloaked twilight dirge with sun-blinded modal reverie is totally compelling, and displays some of the more technically-accomplished passages heard from either members’ inimitable output. Let the mysteries resonate strong as ever with our renewed attention and this special second issuing. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c43 tapes with double-sided color jcard and insert.

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