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Holy Mountain hm144 Daniel Higgs Metempsychotic Melodies

Daniel Higgs returns with his second full length recording for Holy Mountain, following last year's critically acclaimed Ancestral Songs and Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, his contribution to Thrill Jockey's series of books collecting art and music.

Metempsychotic Melodies continues to document Higgs' rise as a solo performer. Raw picked acoustic guitar drones dominate Metempsychic Melodies as the instrumental "Universal Salutation" fades into the waking dream soliloquy of observation "Love Abides." "Leontocephaline Rhapsody" is a long, waltzy drone with enough spooky atmosphere for one to think that it could have been recorded at Sunshine studios as there is a heavy Vogel vibe to the whole thing.

Rumor has it that engineer Tim Green told Higgs that he had to fade the tracks, otherwise they were going to be arrested. Vocals return for the closing track "All Cherished Things" an epic about change, sound and transformation.