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Pelt: Skullfuck/Bestio Tergum Degero

A limited live CD intended for peddling on Pelt's 2006 European tour. The first part, an extended 20-minute reworking of Jack Rose's "Calais to Dover," has Jack conjuring up some serious 12-string magic while the rest of the band sheath his wizardry with fiddle, harmonium and sruti, achieving a state of prolonged bliss absent from the original. The second half, the three-part "Bestio Tergum Degero," sees the band switch to gongs and Tibetan bowls, and opting for a quieter, Zen-like drone...until the very end when Pelt unleash all their fury in a rapturous gong assault. The foundation has been shaken once again. It's becoming a habit of theirs.

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