A1: DIANA (4:36); A2: THE HERALD (12:11); A3: DRIP DRIP (10:52).
B1: SONG TO COMUS (7:30); B2: THE BITE (5:29); B3: BITTEN (2:19); B4: THE PRISONER (6:18).
CATEGORY: PSYCH-FOLK | DURATION: 49 MINUTES
Comus, a British band signed to the progressive Dawn label, invented their own musical genre with First Utterance, offering a previously unheard amalgam of traditional folk instrumentation with discordant and orgiastic elements more associated with electric rock. The songs deal with themes of paganism, ritualism and attendant psychoses, conjuring a throwback to a landscape of medieval horror punctuated by intermittent pastoral passages.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”