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Release date: 2004
Style: Avantgarde metal


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01. The End Times (Forms)
02. The 4 (Great Ishraqi Sun) (Ishraqiyun)
03. The Indestructible Drop (Traditionalists)
04. Exterminating Angel (Holy Vehm)
05. The Owl In Daylight (The Forms)
06. The Exile (Traditionalists)
07. On The Wings Of The Haoma (The Electromagnetic Azoth)
08. Book T: Exodus (Ur)
09. Hypostasis Of The Archons (Holy Vehm)
10. The Electrotheonic Grail Dove (Traditionalists)
11. The 3 (Afghan Song) (Ishraqiyun)
12. DJ Revisionist (The Electromagnetic Azoth)
13. Anthropomorphosis: Boxleitner (Ur)
14. Welcome To The Theatron Animatronique (Forms)


Additional info
The gigantic orchestra includes:
-Trey Spruance / rabab, saz, bass, sitar guitar, clavinet, synth, add'l daf, electric and acoustic piano, organ, vocals, antur, electric guitar, banjo, tack piano, keyboards, soundscapes, cheng, shakers, dumbeks, microtonal guitar, extra percussion, tambourines, foley sounds and electoacoustic treatments
- Shahzad Ismaily / percussion (dhol, mridangam, ghatam, zil, etc)
- Eyving Kang / viola
- Rich Doucette / esraj, saranji
- Danny Heifetz / drums
- Kevin Kmetz / shamaisen
- Timb Harris / violin, viola
- Fatima / santur
- Tim Smolens - bass
- William Winant / Chinese and Tibatan gongs, percussion (marimba, glockenspiel, timpani, tube bells, cymbals, bass & snare drums, shakers, tablas, gongs, timpani, etc)
- Jennifer Cass / harp
- Jesse Greere / vocals
- Ches Smith / drums
- Ursula Knudson / bowed saw
- Jason Schimmel / acoutsic guitar
- Unhuman / vocals
- John Merriman / drums
- Jesse Quattro / vocals
- Kessica Kinney / vocals
- The Enemy / guitars, bass, samples

Staff review by

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me present to you the most breathtaking, ingenious, ground-breaking, monumental and ambitious achievement in the field of alternative music of the year 2004: the Secret Chiefs 3 album Book Of Horizons!

For those of you not in the know, SC3 is basically Mr. Bungle without Mike Patton. It seems like all of those who thought that Patton was the real creative force behind Bungle were completely wrong since not only is Book Of Horizons better than anything Fantomas ever released, it is also superior to anything that Mr. Bungle released! The greatness of this band is difficult to describe. They are completely unpredictable: their previous album, Book M was experimental electronica and the two before that were noise rock (among other things). Well, Book Of Horizons is their best and most varied offering yet.

published 11.05.2005 | Comments (6)

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