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    9 song cd featuring the cover of Dead Can Dance's "Enigma of the Absolute" featuring Melissa R Kaplan (Universal Hall Pass, Splashdown). Motivated by Dante’s Inferno, CONTRAPASSO adds layer upon layer of warm vintage analog synthesizers to create epic compositions that could be the soundtracks for A Clockwork Orange (Wendy Carlos), Dune, & Bladerunner (Vangelis).

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CONTRAPASSO is the second album in a trilogy of analog synthesizer music that was begun with the 2007 release of Wound Up By God or the Devil.

CONTRAPASSO is loosely inspired by Dante's Inferno and features my good friend Melissa R Kaplan of the band Universal Hall Pass on a cover of the Dead Can Dance song "Enigma of the Absolute" along with 8 original compositions


released September 1, 2011

written by k.crooker // published by speed of dark music // vocals on "enigma of the absolute" by melissa r kaplan (universal hall pass) // "enigma of the absolute" written by lisa gerrard and brendan perry of dead can dance // mastered by dave locke @ jpmasters // photos from the photoset "dream of the fisherman's wife" courtesy of visioluxus // layout by mike krentz


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Symbion Project Seattle, Washington

Musique électronique sophistiquée pour les auditeurs exigeants

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Track Name: Enigma of the Absolute
Saloman hung down her head
Laid bare her heart
For the world to see
She craved for intimacy

Through darkened doors
Her aspect veiled with indecision
Gazed out to sea
She craved lucidity

Cast adrift
From past relationships in her life
Hoisted up the ideal
This was her saving grace

Seas of rage that once assailed her
Concern for the truth
Had past her by
And left her high and dry

In her saviors arms
In her saviors arms
In her saviors arms
In her saviors arms

Across the sea
Lies the fountain of renewal
Where you will see?
The whole cause of your loneliness

Can be measured in dreams
That transcend all these lies
And I wish, and I pray
That there may come a day

For a saviors arms
For a saviors arms
For a saviors arms
For a saviors arms

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