Tuesday, 24 June 2008

BLACK MOON (the dark side of musick)



Original Issue: 1986 Producciones Exilio (LEX 001)

Reissue: 1989 Mundo Music (MMCD 8801)

Margot-meter: 4,5 moons / 5

1 Comala (11:33)
2 Adios Mi Acompañamiento (2:39)
3 Hekura (1:58)
4 Nadie Se Libra En Tamohuanchan (6:05)
5 La Diosa De Las Águilas (3:06)
6 El Ánima Sola (6:35)
7 Mi Sombra Empolvada (3:46)
8 Nadie Supo De Dónde Venía (5:10)
9 El Hechicero De La Dicha Tranquila (4:10)

from Amazon:

The album Comala is inspired on the surrealistic novel Pedro Paramo by mexican writer Juan Rulfo. It's a short story where "Rulfo's characters emerge gradually from a landscape of death and decay, as his tale offers testament to the enduring integrity of the human soul."

The music is designed to submerge the listener in a state of consciousness where boundaries between life and death disappear and the use of acoustics and chanting will transport you to Rulfo's mythic Comala.

The remarkable use of pre-hispanic instruments and real native american ritualistic chanting mixed with futuristic sounds and synthesizers creates an atmospheric limbo of the afterlife.

The old woman chanting is Maria Sabina, a Mazatec curandera / high priestess that used to conduct ceremonial mushroom rituals in the 60's and 70's. Maria Sabina lived in Huautla de Jimenez, a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico.

John Lennon, Peter Townshend, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan are some of the celebrities who traveled to Huautla, seeking the spiritual guidance of Maria Sabina.

In any case, Jorge Reyes work of art combines past and present, the old and the new and transports the listener to a world that exists only in a space in time called Comala.

Juan Ramirez


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gojira said...

this sounds fascinating, thank you.

the cosmogonic escrotolitum said...

i didn´t know this amazing ritual chamanístico material-del-copón

megan said...

Taking this one, thanks so much!

Ufufu said...

Very very nice, thanks for this.

W. said...

Thank you for this... I look forward to experiencing it properly, late one sleepless night.

Anonymous said...

Once again you have come up with something unique and worthwhile! As always, thank you for the music! Bruce (Portland, Oregon)

Anonymous said...

hey man where are the links to download the album?¿?¿
thanks alot

greenrabbit said...

Hi Margot

First of all congratulations for your blog, nice music that we can find Here :)

I love any kind of ritual music, and this one with some tradicional touchs is very Good, Thanks for the post.

p.s. Visit my Art Blog at :


and the a music Blog too, that im colaborator:


(im the EcoPagan there)

Anonymous said...

Another good one. I can't decide if I like this or Zero Kama better, but there's a certain similarity.