Boomkat Product Review:
Officially available to download for the first time, including Napalm Death’s Mick Harris and Nick Bullen as Scorn, plus some hypnotic Seefeel oddities, but most worthwhile for the transfixing, rare recording of a Yanomami Group Healing ritual made by David Toop.
“Third record of a thematic series of 9, published from 1993 to 1998 called Utopian Diaries. Ancient Light and the Blackcore was released in 1995.
“It begins with Scorn at his best, Naked Sun with M.J. Harris (Lull, Painkiller) & N.J. Bullen. Followed 3 new tracks by Seefeel (As if, As track & As well) recorded during the sessions of Seccour. The first rhythm is made with scratches - at the end of the pieces we discover extraordinary recordings of an intoxicated and painful ceremony of some Amazonian Shamans - recorded by David Toop in the rainforest of Southern Venezuela (communauty of Yanomami) in november 1978. Noted in the booklet, an important text written by David Toop: 'Technicians of the Subworld', about his trip and more generally about the relation between music and intoxication (the shamans as a vivid exemple). Why are you there? the large track by Timothy Leary (voices) & DJ Cheb i Sabbah (production) is the last piece that ended this other film without image.”