Black Magdalene | Strong As Any Rome

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Strong As Any Rome

by Black Magdalene

Black Magdalene releases their highly anticipated debut album. Strong As Any Rome is a soundscape of haunting middle eastern tones and rhythms that luxuriously navigate between dark, atmospheric percussion and beautifully intricate instrumentation.
Genre: World: Belly Dancing
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1. Invoking Sandalphon
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2. Dreams of Tunis
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3. Temptress
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4. Old Wives' Tales
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5. Sophia
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6. An Escape
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7. Draped in Furs
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sooth 004

Release date 11.23.12

Black Magdalene / Strong as any Rome

Total running time 25 minutes 34 seconds

45 RPM


Side A

Track 01: Invoking Sandalphon 3 minutes 59 seconds 82 BPM

Adonai Ha-Aretz

Prayer weaver divine

Flowers for God

Lord of the Earth

We implore thee

Malach Ashim through you

Adonai Ha-Aretz

Prayer weaver divine



Track 02: Dreams of Tunis 3 minutes 22 seconds 124 / 164 / 80 BPM

Desert night cool moon bright sea alive pull of tide

Journey toward the ancient city of Karthago

Old men know all of woes tales by Beldi women told

Seven days for seven nights seven daughters in full bloom of life

Allah guide us to goodness

Shahada sacred bliss

Across the sea arcane dreams lead foreign men into Tanit's hands

Journey toward the ancient city of Karthago

Allah guide us to goodness

Shahada sacred bliss



Track 03: Temptress 2 minutes 09 seconds 133 / 56 BPM

Oh the desert belongs to no one

Shifting sands are their own

Maji king or slave

Subjects always

Oasis a temptress to a mirage

Subjects always

Oh the desert belongs to no one

Shifting sands are their own



Track 04: Old Wives' Tales 2 minutes 47 seconds 85 BPM

Older than humanity older than the desert

The soul of the World sings the song of the Universe

We are loved as we are loved no reasons are needed

Omens reveal what has always been

One twin soul destined for us all

We are loved as we are loved no reasons are needed



Side B


Track 05: Sophia 3 minutes 48 seconds 95 BPM

In between the Earth and on high are seven ways to die

Above the universe beneath the heavens isolated for all time

Seven ways to die

In between the Earth and the deep are seven ways to die

All the wisdom in the World plunged into the great below

Now human once divine

Seven ways to die

Only mortals suffer and taste untold pleasures that eternity deprives

Seven ways to die

In between the Earth and on high are seven ways to die

Love created from chaos asks no forgiveness adored and alive

Seven ways to die



Track 06: An Escape 5 minutes 45 seconds 120 BPM

Brother murder of love

Temple stained with innocent blood

Dead speak in dreams

Rebuild a world strong as any Rome

Only seven years to create an escape

Sister mistress of exile

Queen of the crippled empire

Entourage of broken vows

Rebuild a world strong as any Rome

Only six hundred years to destroy and escape

City of survivors

Myth of sacrifice

Queen of suicide



Track 07: Draped in Furs 3 minutes 34 seconds 100 BPM

Waiting so much waiting

Waiting although I know you aren't coming back

Lost in the past draped in furs

Constant stirring of fire

Constant toiling of mind

Lost in the past draped in furs

Times forgotten binding me

Time means nothing to my memories

Lost in the past draped in furs

You won't disappear before I do

I won't let them take me from you

An empty vessel left behind

Draped in furs



Black Magdalene is Star Wrey, Victor St. Petersburg, Brent McKinney, Ruby McConnell, Margarita O'Brien and Christopher Pfeffer.

All songs composed and performed by Victor St. Petersburg and Star Wrey. Produced by Victor St. Petersburg. Recorded, mixed and engineered at Auerbach's Cellar by Black Magdalene. Mastering by Thaddeus Moore At Liquid Mastering. Graphic manipulation by Victor St. Petersburg and Brian Crane. Photography by Dan Temmesfeld at Emobie Photography. Viola on track 02 by Charlotte Grahek. Additional percussion on track 02 by Luna Adelle and Brent McKinney. Zaghareets on track 03 by Ruby McConnell and Margarita O'Brien. Additional guitar and percussion on Track 04 by Brent McKinney.

Choreography for live performance by Ruby McConnell and Margarita O'Brien. Percussion for live performance by Christopher Pfeffer. Guitars for live performance by Brent Mckinney.

We love DJ Abulikah, Luna Adelle, Ami de Paris Salon, Justin Bezelj, Paris Black, Jenn Burns & Cody Calaway, Brian Campbell-Hope, Mitra Chester, Amanda Chmiel, Shawn Cogan, Brian Crane, Deluxe, Joshua Finch at Exiled in Eugene, Cory Frye at Corvallis Gazette-Times, Ghost House, Chris Gierig, Mac Goodwin, Charlotte Grahek, Hip Service, Kitch, Shannon Knight, Kwva 88.1 FM, Kasey Marcusky, Ryan Nelson at Alpine Empire, The Oak Street Speakeasy, Oosa the cat, The Red Raven Follies, DJ Refugium, Dan Temmesfeld, This Fair City, Cevin & Ariana White, Brian & Lana Wirsching and cheap red wine.

All Material copyright 2012 Sooth Media. DIY in USA. All rights reserved.


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