July 12, 2008

Aluk Todolo - Aluk Todolo

Band/artist - Aluk Todolo
Genre(s) - Occult/psychedelic rock
Origin - France
Album - Aluk Todolo EP
Year of release - 2006

Now I know I described this as psychedelic rock, but if you're expecting something along the lines of Pink Floyd or the Grateful Dead, you're in for a big shock. Aluk Todolo builds from a format of improvised droning (post-)rock to create a delirious, pounding haze of sound with such a cold and ritual undertone that it might as well have wafted hither from Lovecraftian realms of diabolical cults and unspeakable ceremonies, etc. etc. Point is, this brings to mind a procession of flagellants, skin in bloody tatters, mouth foaming in ecstatic worship, rather than an acid-fueled foray into space. Be warned.
  1. Side A
  2. Side B
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