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The Light
White Magic
The Light

Evening idolatry for Gilt Bar’s first Monday?

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Song: The Light  Artist: White Magic  Album: Dat Rosa Mel Apibus  Label: Drag City  Release Date: November 14, 2006

Drumming up ghost support for the seance that is Dat Rosa Mel Apibus, Mira Bilotte’s pagan chanting does all but call for the sacrifice of a few mammals, making The Light an absolutely spot-on album opener.  With its hexing drone the song generates a blinding cloud of cauldron steam (as if the Latin-titled, Druidic cover art wasn’t enough of a stage-setter), resulting in total hypnosis and a glimpse into the seductive rituals of the dark side.