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TITLE
Thus Avici
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CSR 206CD CSR 206CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/30/2015

"Firstly, the punishment is meted out day and night, kalpa after kalpa, without a moment's interruption or relief. Thus Avici." Thus Avici is the second album from Tunnels of Āh, led by Stephen Āh Burroughs (Head of David). The title references "the sutra of bodhisattva Ksitigarbha's fundamental vows," a section that Burroughs reads daily in homage to Ksitigarbha, to whom Burroughs pledged "entreaty and supplication" under solemn tantric oath in 1995. Tantric Buddhism, Christian mysticism, and personal magick make up the subject matter for Thus Avici. While traces of 2013's Lost Corridors (CSR 184CD) can be heard, Thus Avici is a harder, more focused offering. Shards of distorted noise, ritual drums, caustic drones, and haunted vocals make Thus Avici a dark, hallucinatory swoon into the hinterland of the Tunnels of Āh. The dull blue light of brute-world calls.