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Trial of Bow: Rite of Passage

  1. Father of the Flower
  2. Ubar
  3. The Promise
  4. Serpent
  5. The Eyre of Awakening
  6. Ceilidh for the Sallow Ground
  7. Muezzin
  8. The Court of the Servant
  9. As Night Falls
  10. Alizee

Trial of Bow is one of a handful of acts who have begun to incorporate ethnic percussion along side more Western instrumentation. The duo from Australia incorporate such disparate instruments as the e-bow, the hammered dulcimer right next to a guitar and bass. The end result is very modern musical outlook on some very ancient musical instruments. Musically the album ranges from very upbeat percussive pieces that could be right at home on the streets of any middle eastern nation, to slow drawling ambient compositions that could be considered as dwelling within the realm of true classical music. The overall mood of the music is very vibrant and fresh with just a dash over the overused 'world music' genre to make it appeal to that type of audience. Overall a very eclectic collection of tracks which allow the listener to escape, if only for a moment, back to the dawn of civilization, while still retaining strong tie to the present.

Trial of Bow is: Matthew Skarajew & Renato Gallina

Relapse Records
P.O. Box 251
Millersville, PA 17551


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