Hole in My Spine
What do an epidural, cancer and qi meridians have in common? Maybe just a little humor? Answer that question and you will understand the inspirations that precipitated Woden Thoth's latest boutique music CD. The experience opens with the mystery of Zero Zero Ten and the title track Hole In My Spine and progresses from there. A Surging Bastard rocks through the kaleidoscopic underbrush, then stops for a meditative moment wie ein Fruehlingregen. Teeth Fallng Apart references drug side effects while aus der Tiefe innen points toward inner awakening of the spirit to carry one through adversity and make for peace of mind, Rakkaus representing the love that remains. A Dream recounts an actual dream experience, complete with the absurdity of a dream state, followed by Zardusht as a pointer toward hope in the land of Ahura Mazda despite recent turmoil. Mars Song is that desire to enter another world to explore it's dusty wastes. Throughout all - illness, endurance, recovery - the evil fact of the need for Pharmacological Negotiations continues. Yet, in the end, the spirit remains ready to live, attacking each day like bounding tigers full of life, untamed, unconquered... sounds poured forth from his fingertips into the interstellar medium as the earth dissolved beneath his shoes, reverberating endlessly through the eons and illuminating the local stellar group...