Album Review

Transmissions From Sinai – Coll. [arthur magazine]

sluggo   8/12/2009   A Library, CD

CD with sixteen standout trax compiled by Al Cisneros (OM, Sleep). Most of the cuts here are of the gentle, haunting, atmospheric variety, with many having some sort of sonic undercurrent swirling through them. The exceptions are 2 & 16 (Reggae), 14 (unreleased J.Mascis guitar attack) & 15 (heavy) Wino. Compiled by Cisneros in 2009 for arthur magazine (arthurmag.com), an East Coast based ‘Zine boasting “Homegrown Counterculture,” which is well worth a browse (especially for their archive of original Haight-Ashbury Diggers flyers). There is something for nearly everyone here so have at it. Limited to 1000 and available here, where “all proceeds go to supporting Arthur Magazine’s mission.”

Track listing:

1. Lichens – ???Kopernik Trip Note??? (previously unreleased)
2. Linval Thompson – ???Wicked Babylon???
3. Grouper – ???Everyone in Turn???
4. Current 93 – ???Mockingbird???
5. Scott Kelly – ???The Ladder In My Blood???
6. Quixotic – ???The Breeze???
7. Hush Arbors – ???The Valley???
8. Mia Doi Todd – ???Night of a Thousand Kisses???
9. Six Organs of Admittance – ???Bar-Nasha??? (previously unreleased)
10. Holy Sons – ???Drifter???s Sympathy???
11. Pantaleimon – ???At Dawn???
12. Grails – ???Acid Rain???
13. Sir Richard Bishop – ???Almeria??? (previously unreleased)
14. J. Mascis – ???War??? (previously unreleased)
15. Wino – ???Silver Lining???
16. Alpha & Omega – ???David and Goliath???

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