This Timeless Turning

This Timeless Turning

by Sky Cries Mary

Overview

Inextricably linked with the resurgent space rock of the early-to-mid-'90s, but unflinchingly eschewing all but the most superficial strands of the genre, Sky Cries Mary's trance-rave hybrid reached a climax which brought even the major labels running. Twin vocals rise over a hot electronic soup, space whispers bleep in the dark behind the eyes and a boiling, rolling soundtrack lends inexorable motion to the most stubbornly static of listeners. Songs build from nothing, vague primitive chants which tap natural energies as yearning melodies. The segue as "These Old Bones" fades into the fractured yowling of "Stretched" reinvents the concept of pure improvisation for the 1990s. The live staple "4 a.m." restates all its concert power, while the classic "Every Iceberg Is Afire" even drew a remix from Steve Hillage. But no single song dominates; from beginning to end, this is an album not only of genre-defying beauty, but time-defying beauty too, a communion of the ancient souls that dwell in Anisa Romero's unspeakably pure vocals, and the demons which live in TR's bank of electronic trickery. Space rock for the whole universe.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/1994
Label: World Domination
UPC: 0785351001820
catalogNumber: 18

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sky Cries Mary   Primary Artist
Michael Cozzi   Guitar,Woodwind
Gordon Raphael   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Sampling,Vox Organ
Todd Robbins   Turntables,Sampling
Anisa Romero   Harmonium,Vocals
Ben Ireland   Percussion,Drums
Robin Boomer   Cello
Roderick J. Wolgamott   Vocals,Voices
Roderick Romero   Vocals
Larry Halpern   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Juano   Bass Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,bass pedals

Technical Credits

Sky Cries Mary   Producer
Gary Brown   Contributor
Ian Caple   Producer,Engineer
Todd Robbins   Contributor
Anisa Romero   Paintings
Ian Gaple   Producer
William Dristas   Producer
Patricia Ridenour   Paintings,Slides
Darbury Stenderu   Contributor,Images
Roderick Romero   Collage
Dee Young   Artwork,Art Direction

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