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LISTEN: New Taman Shud
Christian Eede , August 19th, 2016 14:35

Band return with new album; listen to a new track below

Taman Shud are back and ready to follow-up their 2015 debut album with a new long player entitled Oracle War. Above, you can check out the title track which opens the album.

The album will be released on September 30 to coincide with their appearance at this year's Liverpool Festival Of Psychedelia. It will be available to buy exclusively at the festival across the weekend before receiving a wider release one week later.

" Oracle War is the product of a series of rituals during which Taman Shud attempted to establish contact with the aquatic races that will inherit the earth following the extinction of mankind," says the band of the album. "It is a crude representation of the liturgical music of an elasmosaurid priestly class, members of whom transmitted to Taman Shud fragmentary information concerning their culture’s aesthetics and eschatology. This transmission was not unbroken.

"The first few séances yielded little – damaged locutions, brief flashes of illuminated script – but on the occasion of the ninth we were granted a vision of splendour: a vast chasm in which innumerable marine species, dazzling in every hue, gathered before a domed temple inscribed with elaborate designs in coral and pearl. We were permitted to hear (or at least intuit) some of the vibrations produced by the lesser plesiosaurs in worship – these we later referred to as ‘hymns’."

The band will launch the album on October 1 at London's New River Studios. You can find out more details on that here.

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