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Patently potent, mystic invocations of pagan fertility rites and the eschaton from Riga, Latvia-based free improvisors Darja Kazimira & Dagmar Gertot, performing on chuniri, steel cello, dvojnice, double zhaleyka, horns, dung chen, gyaling, vuvuzela, barbiton, gong, metal sheet, didgeridoo, horns, whistles, frame drum, percussion instruments, alternative musical instruments. Truly ‘marish, visionary stuff RIYL Senyawa, the Akira soundtrack, Sir Richard Bishop & David Oliphant, Phurpa
“Aurora Borealis is very proud to release ‘Death Of The Bull’ by Darja Kazimira & Dagmar Gertot. Over the years we’ve released some truly strange and genre-defying albums. ‘Death Of The Bull’ is undoubtedly our most unusual, complex and challenging release to date.
Taking pagan fertility rites as a starting point, Darja Kazimira & Dagmar Gertot have constructed a narrative that witnesses the collapse of the natural order and the end of an age.
The song pouring over the devastated womb.
For those who have left it.
Premonition of renunciation of the oppressive cycle.
Tiredness of the devastation.
Wanting infertility as well as wanting a husband is equal to his death inside her — the final one.
Mother remembers the receptacle, and with it the mountain of the perished.
She will search for the firstborn among the piles of bones and, without distinguishing order, will interrupt the expulsion.
She will sew her bosom, ligate her oviduets, scrape the continuity of the rudiments, burn the belly to forget fertility.
This procession will turn the children who praised her with their voice and their sacrifice into a dead field.”