Totem Two


"Echoing like a long lost Werner Herzog soundtrack, Totem Two is a record of subtle meditations and deep electric hallucinations from the Crystal Caves of the Northwest to the orchestral desert portals of Turkey. Totem Two finds MMOB exploring the disappearance of the mystic and the schisms of our age. In times when forces move against our souls, these are the first sounds of music that can only be described as No-Age, a resistance is making itself known. Featuring members of Earth, Asva, Burning Witch, The Diminished Men, and more, as well as special guests from Secret Chiefs 3 and the thriving Istanbul music scene. MMOB has now solidified into a 7-piece cosmic psych force. Like a reverse dark side of the new age sound, on the Totem series Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Relying more on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. This Totem Trilogy echoes with the delusions of a west coast death cult. Outer-spaced gamelan, dusty fuzz rock from celestial deserts, meditations of a deranged Krishna gathering, and the blurry acoustic guitar majesty of the Cascade mountains all reveal themselves here in epic form. Master Musicians Of Bukkake's newest offering in the Totem Trilogy, Totem Two marks yet another psychic and sonic shift from their first record Visible Sign Of the Invisible Order (Abduction Records 2005/LP via Important Records 2010) and its predecessor in the trilogy Totem One (Conspiracy Records 2009). On Totem Two, Master Musicians explore and meditate deep on the death of the Mystics, the Forgotten Ones, the Schisms of our time, and the inability to realize the primary clear light for what it is. Totem Two shifts from electronically altered Bön cult rituals to outer spaced Sufi Sects. Finally succumbing to the fully orchestrated No-Age darkness of the religion of the future only to end in delusional 'enlightenment' atop Mt. Shasta, scrawling the deranged rambling of new age psychosis on the crystal walls of a cave. Every sound and note played is put to tape by a group with a singular purging purpose. Recorded, mixed and produced by Randall Dunn (Six Organs of Admitance, Sunno))), Earth ,etc.), at Aleph studios in Seattle, WA. 'Perede Kaldirma' was recorded in Istanbul, Turkey at the legendary ADA studios, November 2009. Featuring a collaboration between MMOB and Turkish musicians from the Istanbul music scene, it features amazing Ney solos by Serkan Bagkenesen. Over the years, ADA studios in Istanbul has been the host for records by Erkin Koray and Baris Manco to name a few. Inspired by and for lovers of: Popul Vuh's work with Werner Herzog, early Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, as well as Philip Glass' Kundun soundtrack."