Secret Chiefs 3   Xaphan
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2008
Tracklist

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3.0 goodLambda | May 9th 15

Mixed feelings on this one. I feel as though I should like it a lot more than I do. Not only is Trey Spruance here, but also four former members of Estradasphere-- one of my favourite bands-- and they're playing songs written by John Zorn! The ingredients are all there. Unfortunately, despite that, Xaphan doesn't totally do it for me. Too many of these songs drag on ("Akramachamarei," "Shoel") and feel emotionless and dry. It is produced impeccably, though, and there are some excellent songs ("Bezriel," "Kemuel," closer "Hamaya"). Overall, Xaphan is a good record, but disappointing considering the personnel involved. 3.4

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4.0 excellentTemperamentalGoat | December 21st 08

While not quite the sequel to "Book of Horizons", there's enough diversity in the material to live up to the last album. I don't know anything about Zorn, but if he had a part in this I'd check his work out for sure. The intro to "Akramachamarei" is one of the most ear-pleasing moments on the album, as is the funky bass intro on Balberith.

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4.0 excellentivorymen | November 28th 14
4.0 excellentEmailAccounts | October 21st 14
4.0 excellentmodulor | June 16th 14
4.0 excellentAntonioBanderazz | November 20th 13
4.0 excellentmusiclover99 | November 2nd 13
4.0 excellentfroghawk | June 15th 13
3.5 greatAnesthetize86 | May 16th 13
4.0 excellentssfunk | December 27th 12
3.5 greatbenfranklin | June 18th 12
4.0 excellentShadow759 | May 15th 12
3.5 greatThomas Michael Morris | May 15th 12
3.0 goodjimmyarmpit | January 26th 12
3.5 greatstabbler | November 12th 11
4.5 superbType2Diabeetus | November 11th 11
4.0 excellentDave Yarkovsky | August 11th 11
4.0 excellentmaddenwings | May 12th 11
4.5 superbnkbr | April 9th 11
3.5 greatThane | January 6th 11
3.5 greatKadir Ari | November 27th 10
3.5 greatRashandarei | May 2nd 10
4.5 superbmorningdisorder | April 20th 10
4.0 excellentJ. | April 8th 10
4.0 excellentTheWayfarerElectric | February 24th 10
4.0 excellentGhostechoes | January 29th 10
4.0 excellentninjacat11 | October 22nd 09
4.5 superbirontusk | October 18th 09
3.5 greatavestin | October 15th 09
4.5 superbEternalnow | August 12th 09
4.0 excellentmoderndaydrool | August 9th 09
4.0 excellentSobhi Youssef EMERITUS | May 31st 09
4.0 excellentmrfixit | April 15th 09
3.0 goodmecca | March 7th 09
2.0 poorHyperbore | January 12th 09
3.5 greatengloa | November 15th 08
4.5 superbUncalledFor | November 13th 08
5.0 classicEPacK | May 13th 08

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