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Bestio Tergum Degero (Skullfuck)

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Originally released as a limited edition live CD for the band to sell on their 2006 European tour. Contrary to the Grateful Dead reference in the title, “Skullfuck” is a tight recording of a single, intense November 2005 performance from NYC’s Knitting Factory. The set begins with an epic group arrangement of Jack Rose’s “Calais To Dover,” (from his Kensington Blues LP) with Jack’s 12 string shadowed by Mike Gangloff’s fiddle, and the thick drone of Mikel Dimmick and Pat Best’s Harmonium and Sruti’s. The three part “Bestio” suite follows, with the group moving to Tibetan bowls and gongs, building up a huge sheet of sound which peaks in a brief “encore” of wild gong smashing.

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released January 26, 2017

Recorded at the Knitting Factory, by Sam Cusumano, 20 Nov 2005

Pelt: Jack Rose, Patrick Best, Mikel Dimmick, Mike Gangloff

Acoustic guitar, harmonium, srutis, fiddle, singing bowls, gongs, portacello, flute

Calais to Dover by Jack Rose, Bestio Tergum Degero by Pelt

Cover by Emily Keown

Thank you Bill; Sam; Emily; folks at Knitting Factory; Book Mill; Philadelphia Unitarian Church; TT the Bear's; MVEE; Laurie; Sarah; Oscar; Amy; Tycho; Willa

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