‘Transgression means to step over a certain point that normally cannot, or should not be passed; to transgress boundaries is to break down boundaries — transgression is a departure from the given, the existing, the normal, the world as we know it.’
The French philosopher Georges Bataille serves as the inspiration for the new and third fulltime album of the German ritual-folk-band :Golgatha:.
Founded in 2004 by Christoph Donarski and S. Marleni, :Golgatha: began in the dark realms of ambient-drones and continually developed their use of acoustic instruments to create a unique mixture organic and electronic elements.
After two acclaimed albums on the subject of heroism, ‘Tales of Transgression & Sacrifice’ marks a certain change of course in the music of :Golgatha: – in a psychonautic trip from ritual-drumming via multi-textured soundscapes up to catchy folk-songs this album appears even more sensual, erotic and fascinating than before.
Included are new versions of the songs ‘Rites of Spring’ (from CMI-compilation ‘All My Dead Friends’), ‘Garden of Love’(from NONPOP-compilation) and ‘Flesh of the Orchid’. This time :Golgatha: introduce the beautiful female voice of Sorakey besides a wide variety of acoustic instrumentation (acoustic guitar, viola, bodhran drum, Asian gong, flutes etc.).
‘Tales of Transgression & Sacrifice’ was produced in close collaboration with German photo-artist Birthe Klementowski, who has done mystic and erotic pictures for each song contained, reproduced in the booklet.
This album will appeal to fans of apocalyptic folk, shamanistic soundscapes and gothic-mysticism alike.
Comes in an exclusive DVD-sized digipak with 32 pages booklet
1 Prologue: Scars 2:24
2 Man Of Fire (Black Sun) 3:40
3 Sacred 2:24
4 Garden Of Love (V.II) 2:48
5 Rite Of Spring (V.II) 4:59
6 Tunguska 4:03
7 Hag = All 2:56
8 Lost Horizon 3:29
9 Initiation 2:42
10 Passage 3:21
11 Birth = Rite 4:53
12 Flesh Of The Orchid (V.II) 3:21
13 Epilogue: Sacrisphere 4:27
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