Taman Shud 'Oracle War' LP
Oracle War is the product of a series of rituals during which Taman Shud attempted to establish contact with the aquatic races that will inherit the earth following the extinction of mankind. It is a crude representation of the liturgical music of an elasmosaurid priestly class, members of whom transmitted to Taman Shud fragmentary information concerning their culture’s aesthetics and eschatology.
This transmission was not unbroken. The first few séances yielded little – damaged locutions, brief flashes of illuminated script – but on the occasion of the ninth we were granted a vision of splendour: a vast chasm in which innumerable marine species, dazzling in every hue, gathered before a domed temple inscribed with elaborate designs in coral and pearl. We were permitted to hear (or at least intuit) some of the vibrations produced by the lesser plesiosaurs in worship – these we later referred to as ‘hymns’. On further excursions our contacts were more generous still.
We received information regarding certain words and symbols of power, as well as partial insights into their technology, including processes of water enrichment and the application of moonlight in surgery. We have documented, imperfectly and in encoded form in places, a selection of the secrets deemed inconsequential enough for us to possess them. We have also tried to impart some of the grandeur of the accomplishments of this pelagic society – though nothing human can do justice to the degree of its refinement. Hail Ilu. Hail Tilu. TAROSHIPAFEWA.
Catalogue number: TMR12LP
Label: Trashmouth Records