"Toxic Psalms - Ultimate collective experience" - Carmina Slovenica
- featured artist:Carmina Slovenica
- release year:2015
- 20th Century
- CD (Compact Disc)
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- label:Carmina Slovenica
- publisher:Carmina Slovenica
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"I'll tell you. You're young, but you're one of us, and I'm one of us, so I'll tell you."
Toxic Psalms are a reflection of the spiritual anguish of today.
At the centre of the project is the shaman idea: everyone and everything that man creates can be turned against him if used without respect for life.
To have control over something matterless, we control it with the knowledge about it and so gain power over it. The almost sinister thought "I'll tell you. You're young, but you're one of us, and I'm one of us, so I'll tell you." gives the Toxic Psalms its tone. Death speaks and murderous plague intones in the background of the whole concert arch.
Scenes move between different spiritual worlds of the past and the present. The setting is an imaginary world moving among the shadows of our ancestors and is a reflection of modernity at the same time. Toxic Psalms are a reflection of the spiritual anguish of today. Through music the project reflects Palestine, Syria weapons, concentration camps, blood feuds, extinctions, contaminations of religions, and creates a reflection of human brutality. The life of a man is changed into a drama here and now: men killing for the glory of their psalms.
Music: Jacob Cooper, Bronius Kutavičius, Karin Rehnqvist, Liga Celma, Tellu Virkkalla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Pamintuan, Lojze Lebič, Sarah Hopkins, Boaz Avni, Veljo Tormis, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Maronite hymn