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Performance artist Robin Crutchfield moved from small-town Pennsylvania to New York, forming no wave band DNA in the late 1970s, before pursuing his own ongoing musical project Dark Day, which went through several incarnations and continues to this day. The version on this album from the mid-1980s sounds like a lost medieval collection of pagan tunes for private ceremonies. Played on echoey pipe organ backed by saw-like rhythmic cello lines and melodic woodwind recorder, driven by the beats of rattles, bells, and drums. These simple, cyclical layered instrumental rounds owe much to the inspiration of Moondog, naive classicist, and parallels can be drawn to the efforts of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Dead Can Dance.
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