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Wednesday 8 November 2017

TRIAL OF THE BOW-Rite Of Passage-(Release Entertainment-USA-1997)

Formed in late 1993 by Renato Gallina (percussion/vocals) and Matthew Skarajew (stringed instruments), Trial Of The Bow emerged from the city of Melbourne, Australia's heart and melting pot of all musical forms. While both members live and work in a metropolis, they strive to remove themselves and their listeners from this and transport them all to places exotic with their bared-down Eastern-inspired music.(from Discogs)
  Trial Of The Bow is an Ambient/Neo-Folk/World Music project of two members of Australian Doom/Death act Disembowelment. This has a rare depth and integrity seldom found in most "side-projects", which suggests that this is no mere flirtation with sounds. Influences from various traditions around the world, including Arabic and Celtic, are melded into a whole that strongly recalls Dead Can Dance. Sensual tribal music from Australia, utilizing such instruments as the tamboura, manjira, and e-bow, which not only incorporates the mystical sounds which graced the band's debut, but also offers a further variety of vast musical styles.(from youtube)
1 Father Of The Flower
Cello – Mark Van NootenTabla – Paul Widdicombe
2 Ubar
Bansuri – Phil Carrol
3 The Promise
Cello – Mark Van NootenShenai, Rhaita [Ghaita] – Phil Carrol
4 Serpent
Flute – Phil Carrol
5 The Eyre Of Awakening 7:21
6 Ceilidh For The Sallow Ground
Shenai, Rhaita [Ghaita] – Phil Carrol
7 Muezzin
Bansuri – Phil Carrol
8 The Court Of The Servant
Recorder – Kate NealViola – Biddy Connor
9 As Night Falls 2:54
10 Alizee
Double Bass [Bowed] – Tony Mazziotta

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I totally forgot this release another lost gem I had listened to back in the 1990s(ahh an era that offered much to the eager listener!). Too bad they stopped making music. I believe they had one other release.