First Grand Constitution & Byl CD (2000)

Artist: Secret Chiefs 3

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Label Mimicry
SKU 60421498
UPC 678033300321
UPC 14 00678033300321
Format CD
Release Date 7/21/2000
Author Secret Chiefs 3
Associated Artist/Work Ishraqiyun
Associated Artist/Work Traditionalists
Associated Artist/Work Zorn, John
Technical Info
Engineer Trey Spruance; Billy Anderson
Producer Trey Spruance
CatalogID 3
Lable Name Mimicry (Web Of Mimicry)
Released 08/01/2000
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00678033300321
Album Notes and Credits
Secret Chiefs 3: Trey Spruance (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, samples, sound effects); Trevor Dunn (vocals, bass); Danny Keifetz (trombone, drums, bass).
Additional personnel: Bar McKinnon (saxophone, bass); Kris Hendrickson (background vocals).
Fans of Mr. Bungle, this album is for you -- Secret Chiefs 3 is essentially Mr. Bungle's rhythm section (bassist Trevor Dunn & drummer Danny Heifetz), joined by fellow Mr. Bungle/brief Faith No More guitarist Trey Spruance. What makes Secret Chiefs 3 different from Mr. Bungle is that there is no lead vocalist present (Spruance and Dunn sing on a few of the tracks), and the trio somehow manages to concoct even more mysterious and demented compositions than Bungle. There is also a more prominent Middle Eastern flavor to the music, which Mr. Bungle has only lightly touched upon in the past. What the two groups have in common are abrupt, unbearable noise bursts, tape sound effects, and plenty of inside jokes. Just about every type of music rears its ugly head at some point on First Grand Constitution and Bylaws, and the band has pulled off the damn near impossible by condensing almost all of these musical forms into one single track, "Resurrection Day Soundtrack." Other highlights include the Devo-like closer "White As They Come," the foreign marching sounds of both "Assassin's Blade" and "Zulkifar," and the classic 1960s sound of "Inn of Three Doors." Music for those weary of the mainstream. ~ Greg Prato
Disc 1
1 Ana'l Haqq
2 Adept Chamber Of The Magian Tavern
3 Inn Of 3 Doors
4 Breeze Of Dawn, Death's Angel
5 Assassin's Blade
6 Bare-Faced Bazi
7 Crossroads Through Crosshairs
8 Borderland
9 Borderland
10 Killing Of Kings
11 Celestial Ship Of The Corsairs
12 Pointed And Weighty Arguements
13 Zulkifar
14 Qa'im Deliberates, The
15 Drunk At The Gates
16 Resurrection Day Soundtrack: Hot Pursuit In Eagles' Nest
17 From Night The Morning Draught Of Wine
18 Crosswinds
19 Borderland
20 White As They Come

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