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March 08, 2005


Music is a half-forgotten memory of a primitive state, it is a bridge of holiness between this world and the world of all beauty…
- Hildegard von Bingen

After repeated suggestions by Flea commenters I have belatedly picked up a disc by QNTAL, a more Dead Can Dance than thou goth outfit. If "Illuminate" is indicative I will be looking for more.

If you can't figure out what Qntal means, don't feel bad - the band has no idea either. The name came to the singer in a dream.

Along the way I also picked up Irfan who are even more medievalish. Time to start plotting my connections to modern day Templar/Cathar/Albigensian conspiracies... Next on my shopping list: "The Vast Astonishment" by Pinknruby.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 8, 2005 06:34 AM

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Well, what did you think of the QNTAL disc?

Posted by: rmgill@mindspring.com [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 8, 2005 10:39 AM

QNTAL is impressive but overshadowed for the moment as I listen to Irfan over and over again. If I had the money to bankroll a television series based on The King in Yellow I would choose Irfan for the soundtrack.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 12, 2005 01:37 PM