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1995. Four years since the solo album ‘Thirteen Masks’, Jarboe who is at the same time working in Swans, created the album ‘Sacrificial Cake’ which was recorded in New York’s East Village at the studio of multi instrumentalist Lary Seven. Swans founder, Michael Gira simultaneously releases his album, ‘Drainland’. In the 16 songs on ‘Sacrificial Cake’, even more sides of Jarboe’s creativity are revealed. A mysterious and magical atmosphere surrounds the entire album of fantasy tales in spooky sounds such as “The Body Lover” and “Troll” and at times with dark tribal rhythms as in “Ode To V”.
The mystagogy begins with the “Lavender Girl” of smoke and desire followed by the undulating “Ode to V”. The journey through Jarboe’s dreams and nightmares has begun. “Troll Lullaby” (a terrifying childhood vision), “My Buried Child” (a live recording accompanied by Michael Gira on acoustic guitar), “Surgical Saviour” (perversity in an industrial style ), “Deflowered” (a deliberately ironic rock song spoofing the music industry). “Troll” the ending track extends an invitation to experience it in low light or with headphones while next to a camp fire in the woods. ‘Sacrificial Cake’ is alive. We are proud to release this legendary album for first time on vinyl -on it’s own- and with new mastering, new lay out, luxurious packaging and of course in the color of lavender dedicated to the “Lavender Girl”.

Double LP on Lavender colored vinly packaged in a luxurious tip on heavy cardboard full-color jacket. Limited to 500 copies.

Released 2022 by The Circle.

Tracks Listing:
A1. Lavender Girl
A2. Ode To V
A3. Shimmer (Instrumental)
A4. My Buried Child
B1. Not Logical
B2. Spiral Staircase
B3. Yum-Yab
B4. Surgical Saviour
C1. Caché Toi
C2. Tragic Seed
C3. Troll Lullaby
C4. Deflowered
D1. The Body Lover
D2. Shimmer
D3. Act III
D4. Troll

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