Domestic Saga (12")
Domestic Saga (12")
Cat No: 5GT4SAGA
Media condition: NEW
Sleeve condition: NEW
Gossiwor – Domestic Saga
Peak mystical offerings from the 5 Gate Temple - incredible JTG and BOLI Group collabo. This was a super limited 12" run that disappeared in no time and we are fortunate enough to have 3 fresh, unplayed copies for sale at a reasonable price.
"Blow wind, blow… one-take nautical folk anthems / underwater futures produced by John T. Gast and MC Boli, marrying minimalist, quasi-ceremonial orchestrations and massed pipes of un-peace to spacy Berlin-School electronics and plate-shifting, ship-sinking UK soundsystem pressure. 35 minutes of music.
On ‘Domestic Saga (All Is Lost)’, wistful reeds extemporise against white tides of high-lonesome synth drift, sonar bleeps and sparsest percussions tumbling through 20,000 leagues of reverb…drowned-world echoes of John Surman’s kosmic Cornwall, Anna Själv Tredje’s epic alpine ego-dissolve, even Namlook/Hawtin’s horizontal techno meditations, all rendered ultra-uncanny by JTG soundboy mischiefs x the conservatoire poise/formality of Boli Group.
‘Ava Maria’ comes at you like an army of pissed-off, undead sailors through the fog – slow but tooled-up and sure of purpose, 100% bad news for you and anyone else unfortunate enough to be holidaying in this til-now quiet and idyllic fishing village with no internet or mobile reception. Properly heavy, heady material: bellows-blown thickening the air around you, pressing on your temples, eventually threatening the full Kananga. But 'Thank You Lord' - with its centrifugal, quintessentially Gast flute-loop (or harmonium or melodica or whatever it is) locating the pagan-folk energies in grime and vice versa - effortlessly steals the show. Propelled by torpedoing sub-bass and bombastic martial string/brass vamps fit for the court of Neptune (release the motherf*****g kraken!), draped with silken weather-storm keys and a surreal voiceover that sounds like a rogue Danish naval officer narrating his own mental collapse, it's just... woii.
Unlike anything else out there and too, too good. The kind of all-at-sea strangeness that can’t be assimilated, and therefore must assimilate you." - LOW COMPANY DISTRO
35 minutes of music. 12" in die-cut printed sleeve.
A1. Domestic Saga #2 (All Is Lost) 14:32
B1. Ava Maria 10:32
B2. Thank You Lord 9:23
A1. Domestic Saga #2 (All Is Lost)
B1. Ava Maria
B2. Thank You Lord