Black Magic; All Mysteries Revealed

Label
Volcom Entertainment
Release date
9 Mar 2010
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
42:17

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Black Magic (Intro) 1:16 600
2 Show Me Your Teeth                           3:55 56
3 Love Like Blood                            3:49 53
4 Stranger In My Room 3:41 2,061
5 Sparrow Hill                          6:37 38
6 Seven Of Swords   3:31 31
7 She Told Us All 4:22 1,630
8 Venus At The Crossroads    3:53 25
9 Major Arcana    3:04 23
10 Foggy Bottom      4:50 26
11 Cyclone 3:19 1,488

About this album

When the Devil comes to Moscow in The Master and Margarita—the once banned, but now classic 1929 novel by Mikhail Bulgakov that loosely inspires Year Long Disaster’s new album, Black Magic: All Mysteries Revealed—he asks a question that rock music has always willingly embraced; “What would your good do if evil did not exist, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it?”

Without evil, there is no good. Without shadows, there is no beauty. Without contraries there can be no progression.

Ever since the countercultural movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s spawned heavy, acid and psychedelic rock, one of rock’s mythological obligations to culture has been to reclaim the chaotic and mutinous contrary energies that have been otherwise exiled to the fringes of experience through social codification.

These fringes are the setting for Black Magic; All Mysteries Revealed, a landscape peopled by figures—whores, despots, lovers, traitors and dreamers—liberated from the myth that innocence is exalted but haunted by the perpetual threat of spiritual disappointment and emotional disaster that experience has taught them to expect. The innocent may perceive more clearly, but they don’t know what they’re looking for. That is the devil’s wisdom, his black magic.

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