Tetelestai (no label Jn 1930) 1984
Excellent conceptual art rock custom from five highly creative Baltimore fellows, based on the book of Daniel and rooted in ‘70s progressive rock sounds with the theatrical approach of early Genesis. Lengthy tracks with complex structure, tempo changes, atmospheric guitar work, surreal moody synthesizer and electronic textures (parts of ‘Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream’ recall Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’). Often a dark Gothic aura, such as ‘Writing On The Wall’ which creates a sensation of impending doom. And is that a touch of ‘The Court Of The Crimson King’ I hear on ‘The Eternal Kingdom’? Climaxes with a great instrumental track ‘The Return From Exile’. Very strange colorful cover of mummy-like figure in front of giant stone god face. Rare and obscure with only 1000 made. Another lp that you can proudly file with Arkangel and Jimmy Hotz. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.
02. The Fiery Furnace
03. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
04. The Writing On The Wall
05. In The Lion’s Den
06. The Eternal Kingdom (The Everlasting Dominion)
08. The Return From Exile