Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws, Hurqalya [Mimicry]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws, Hurqalya is the follow-up to Secret Chiefs 3' excellent 1996 debut, First Grand Constitution and Bylaws. And like its predecessor, the music is a combination of Ennio Morricone movie scores, world music, experimental noise rock, and heavy metal. But this musical mix is used in an extremely unorthodox and unpredictable way -- they don't play it safe by lumping all the similar styles together. For example, they'll follow up a beautiful guitar interlude the album's opener, "The Rose Garden of Mystery" with a jarring surf rocker "Waves of Blood", which will then lead to a reverb-drenched freak-out "Broken Glass Hearse". But the real story on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws, Hurqalya is the follow-up to Secret Chiefs 3' excellent 1996 debut, First Grand Constitution and Bylaws. And like its predecessor, the music is a combination of Ennio Morricone movie scores, world music, experimental noise rock, and heavy metal. But this musical mix is used in an extremely unorthodox and unpredictable way -- they don't play it safe by lumping all the similar styles together. For example, they'll follow up a beautiful guitar interlude the album's opener, "The Rose Garden of Mystery" with a jarring surf rocker "Waves of Blood", which will then lead to a reverb-drenched freak-out "Broken Glass Hearse". But the real story on the sophomore effort by Secret Chiefs 3 is guitarist/leader Trey Spruance. In addition to guitar, he produced and engineered the album, filled in for missing bassist Trevor Dunn still a member of the band, and wrote eight of the record's ten tracks. Due to the all-encompassing vision of Second Grand Constitution, it becomes obvious that a lot of work was put into it, and the end result is one of 1998's most rewarding, original, and ambitious recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2000
  • Label: Mimicry
  • UPC: 678033300420
  • Catalog Number: 4

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Secret Chiefs 3 Primary Artist
William Winant Percussion, Cymbals, Bells, Kanjira, Timpani, Snare Drums, Hammered Dulcimer
Trey Spruance Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Saz, Trumpet, Keyboards, Zither, Choir, Chorus
Danny Heifetz Dumbek, Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Shaker, finger cymbals
Eyvind Kang Violin, Erhu
Bar McKinnon Flute
Laura Allen Vocals
Paul Dal Porto Sitar
Technical Credits
William Winant Composer
Trey Spruance Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Art Direction, Collage, Drawing
Danny Heifetz Composer
Eyvind Kang Composer
Bar McKinnon Composer
R.D. Burman Composer
Jai Young Kim Mastering
Laura Allen Composer
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