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LUCIFER RISING

Bobby Beausoleil

 

Progressive Electronic

4.22 | 27 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars Before falling in with Charles Manson's crowd - an association with infamous consequences that would land Beausoliel in jail right up to this day - Bobby Beausoliel acted and promised to create a soundtrack for the Kenneth Anger short film Lucifer Rising. A project plagued with delays and funding shortages, Anger finally managed to complete the piece in the middle of the 1970s, and despite being incarcerated Beausoliel was able to make good on his commitment to provide the soundtrack, forming a band with musically inclined inmates to perform it.

Whilst the sound quality on this release is occasionally shaky, the album still sounds pretty good when you consider that it was recorded in prison. Musically speaking, we're talking epic electronic space rock with heavy organ and guitar solos and esoteric spiritual intentions - the sort of material you might imagine Pink Floyd and Popol Vuh creating on a collaboration together. Worth a listen for any space rock fan, though some may find the fact that it's an album by a convicted murderer off-putting. Still, it's miles better than the prison albums of Varg Vikernes (of Burzum and church-burning fame).

Warthur | 4/5 |

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