This is a CD reissue of a bizarre 1989 double LP. Jaz Coleman delivers a monologue and is eventually backed by constant percussion and sporadic guitar. His talk on demonology and numerology suggests that only the present day magician (sometimes masquerading as musician, I infer) can hope to survive the imminent arrival of the "elder gods." This lecture would have gone over big if delivered to the esteemed staff of Miskatonic University. Is Coleman serious? I am now afraid to listen to my old Killing Joke records except from the protection of a thaumaturgic circle.
The Courtald Talks Review
by Tom Schulte