david toop

Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 / Lost Shadows In Defence Of The Soul

SR379
2CD: 6 page digipack + 40 page booklet
LP: black vinyl + 40 page booklet
OUT OF STOCK
new copies around Oct 15, you can already book it.

Recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake...
Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the spirits move about.

+ 40 PAGE BOOKLET TEXT & PICTURES: the full story of David Toop's fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen.

LP version mixed by Lawrence English.

FEATURES

YANOMAMI PEOPLE AND SHAMEN

TRACK LISTING CD 22 TRACKS / LP 10 TRACKS

CD1
01 Tayari-teri: shamans healing 10'54
02 Tayari-teri: shamans healing 20'59
03 Tayari-teri: shamans healing 12'58
04 Torokoiwe: solo shama, first chant 7'10
05 Torokoiwe: solo shama, second chant 5'05
06 Torokoiwe: solo shama, second chant 8'48
07 Caberima night insects, birds and moths 5'24

CD2
01 Mabutawi-Teri: Wayamou duo exchange 7'41
02 Mabutawi-Teri: young women's circle song 10'58
03 Cuntinamo: Piaruainai, solo shaman 3'03
04 Cuntinamo: Piaruainai, solo shaman 5'07
05 Cuntinamo: Piaruainai, solo shaman 3'55
06 Mabutawi-Teri: young men singing 1'48
07 Mabutawi-Teri: young men singing 2'03
08 Mabutawi-Teri: young men singing 1'56
09 Mabutawi-Teri: young men singing 2'22
10 Mabutawi-Teri: rain song 8'18
11 Mabutawi-Teri: rain song 4'32
12 Mabutawi-Teri: rain song 3'46
13 Mabutawi-Teri: rain song 3'06
14 Mabutawi-Teri: young men's circle song 10'02
15 Caberima night insects, birds and moths 5'21


tracklisting LP
side A
Torokoiwei 1
Caberima night insects 1
Torokoiwei 2
Tayari-teri 1
Rain song 1

total timing 21.12

side B
Rain song 2
Young men circle
Wayamou
Caberima night insects 2
Young women circle

total timing 20.07
LP version mixed by Lawrence English
Cut at Calyx, Berlin

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/library/music/03-cuntinamo_-piaruainai-solo-shaman-part-one.mp3;jsessionid=18D2C69D2E07C12D7C164D3D337F1943

/library/music/12-mabutawi-teri_-rain-song-part-three.mp3;jsessionid=18D2C69D2E07C12D7C164D3D337F1943

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