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DIAMANDA GALAS – “Double-Barrel Prayer”

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DIAMANDA GALAS – “Double-Barrel Prayer” (from the album You Must Be Certain of the Devil, the third part of The Masque of the Red Death)

My first try at this was lost due to programmer incompetence so now I’ll make it short and sweet. Julia Kristeva – “eruptions” of primal speech. Captured perfectly roughly 3:00 in to “Double-Barrel Prayer”, with a nattering, chattering clamor of overdubbed Diamandas. Far scarier than any street rap, some of the scariest stuff I’ve ever heard – up there with early-period Swans, only I’m more afraid of Diamanda’s demon-channelling than Michael Gira’s regressive howls.

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