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Secret Chiefs 3

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Secret Chiefs 3 were founded by guitar and saz player Trey Spruance and are based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their music styles vary throughout their albums with their performance of surf rock, Persian, death metal, and other various styles - the only thing unifying the diverse range of styles they play is how precisely and accurately they play them.

Some of the members were also key members of Mr. Bungle. Trey Spruance is responsible for much of the compositional work for Mr Bungle and SC3, and also appeared on Faith No More album “King For A Day”. While there is an obvious connection between the two bands in terms of personnel it should be noted that the formation of SC3 preceded the demise of Mr Bungle and that SC3’s music and philosophy diverges substantially from Trey’s Mr Bungle output. It would be a long list that included every release associated with the members of SC3. The Spruance/Dunn/Heifetz universe is non-linear and Mr Bungle a mere blip in the sea of ever deepening noise to which they contribute.

The seven sub-bands are:
-Ishraqiyun
-FORMS
-Traditionalists
-The Electromagnetic Azoth
-UR
-Holy Vehm
-NT Fan

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  • sglangdon

    October 2013, apparently. Oh wait...

    10 Mar 11:33pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    so when are we getting a Folio B?

    17 Feb 5:38pm Reply
  • artemister

    Personally I think Le chanson de jacky fits in nicely, but I've always had a problem with them doing the halloween theme.

    29 Jan 4:27pm Reply
  • Pompey_Will

    Batty as fuck. Not bad.

    16 Jan 11:41pm Reply
  • iconan

    Secret Chiefs 3 - Book of Souls: Folio A is an album densely-packed with musical skyscrapers, 13 tracks that combine Middle East atmosphere with other dell' Est Europe. -.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    5 Jan 7:53pm Reply
  • LaAtena

    wow, you guys really do yr homework. it's a relief to hear a 2013 album that sounds musically relevant [2]

    2 Jan 11:48pm Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    can't tell how meta

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    yep, La Chanson De Jacky lowers the global quality of the album

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • aenimauk

    New album is great (as usual), but: Jacky? Don't get me wrong, it's a classic song, but I can't help feeling their version is a bit too 'straight'? Pretty much indistinguishable from Scott Walker's...

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Rock-A-Rolla

    Trey Spruance talks Secret Chiefs 3 in the latest issue of Rock-A-Rolla! Check it out here: www.rock-a-rolla.com

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CurtisSpiers

    New album goes hard, best since BOH, (obviously)

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    it's just mixed so well.....

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Skanking_Skippy

    Come to Sacramento fuckers...

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mrgypsum

    i love almost everything they do

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • brun-o

    wow, you guys really do yr homework. it's a relief to hear a 2013 album that sounds musically relevant

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    blah blah blah

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    actually fuck the little boys, this shit's cool. these songs grew organically over the course of many years, many musicians and many live performances. it's been cool hearing these songs grow, morph and transform. trey probably has some other philosophical bs behind it too, but w/e

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    oh and anyways, having listened through this a good few times, moreso than others (even though I probably do prefer other sc3 albums) this album reminds me of the general setup of a bungle album, but moreso an extension of the musical ideas on them. i can't wait to listen to this with some good headphones.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    I ordered my copy off amazon since it was a reasonable price and not $40 (canadian shipping, although that's far more than anything i've ever purchased) like off WoM. anyhow, i've enjoyed the album even though it contains some tracks i've heard. take whatever you've got up your bum, sit down and relax and enjoy. should at least be ok. rip me the end

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • itconsumesme

    touché

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
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