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Jarboe – Sacrificial Cake (2 x Vinyl)

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Jarboe – Sacrificial Cake (2 x Vinyl)
Label: The Circle Music – TCM019LP
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Greece
Released: 2022
Style: Abstract, Goth Rock, Avantgarde

1995. Four years since the solo album ‘Thirteen Masks’, Jarboe who is at the same time working in Swans, created the album ‘Sacrificial Cake’ which was recorded in New York’s East Village at the studio of multi instrumentalist Lary Seven. Swans founder, Michael Gira simultaneously releases his album, ‘Drainland’.

In the 16 songs on ‘Sacrificial Cake’, even more sides of Jarboe’s creativity are revealed. A mysterious and magical atmosphere surrounds the entire album of fantasy tales in spooky sounds such as “The Body Lover” and “Troll” and at times with dark tribal rhythms as in “Ode To V”.

The mystagogy begins with the “Lavender Girl” of smoke and desire followed by the undulating “Ode to V”. The journey through Jarboe’s dreams and nightmares has begun.

“Troll Lullaby” (a terrifying childhood vision), “My Buried Child” (a live recording accompanied by Michael Gira on acoustic guitar), “Surgical Saviour” (perversity in an industrial style ), “Deflowered” (a deliberately ironic rock song spoofing the music industry).

“Troll” the ending track extends an invitation to experience it in low light or with headphones while next to a camp fire in the woods.

‘Sacrificial Cake’ is alive. We are proud to release this legendary album for first time on vinyl -on it’s own- and with new mastering, new lay out, luxurious packaging and of course in the color of lavender dedicated to the “Lavender Girl”.


Side A

01 Lavender Girl
02 Ode To V
03 Shimmer (Instrumental)
04 My Buried Child

Side B

05 Not Logical
06 Spiral Staircase
07 Yum-Yab
08 Surgical Saviour

Side C

09 Caché Toi
10 Tragic Seed
11 Troll Lullaby
12 Deflowered

Side D

13 The Body Lover
14 Shimmer
15 Act III
16 Troll

Jarboe reveals some hidden secrets about “Sacrificial Cake”:

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