Recorded live at the 2011 Sonic Rock Solstice Festival, Builth Wells, Wales.
The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet is a psychedelic rock band infused with a hint of jazz and a twist of gnome...
The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet was originally a codename given by Australian poet, guitarist and paradigm subversion agent, Daevid Allen, following experiences of a higher intelligence that guided the progress of 70's psychedelic fusion band, Gong.
The UK-based 'Invisibles' was formed by guitarist Brian 'Zero' Abbott in the summer of 1992, inspired by Daevid's view that music can be a tool for evolution and transformation of consciousness. There were at that time Invisible Opera Co. bands in Australia, Brazil and the USA.
The UK band, with the inevitable line-up changes, has gigged extensively since 1992, touring with Daevid Allen & Ruz Hibbs (of the Australian Invisibles) as well as recently supporting the Hawklords and Gong on their respective 2012 UK tours.
The IOCoT have an ongoing recording history and have produced several albums, both in the studio and live.
Recent recording sessions have included a new version of Gong's 'Tried So Hard' with Daevid Allen on vocals (now available on 7" vinyl), and also the Kingdom Come classic 'Spirit of Joy' with Arthur Brown himself on vocals.
The line-up for this CD is:
Brian 'Zero' Abbott - guitars, glissando guitar and vocals
Jackie Juno - lead vocal, percussion, tinkle-tonk
Clive 'Kinski' Buckland-Bork - keyboards, programming, homework
Phil O'Sophical Curtis - bassage
Dan Barber - drummage
Catriona McTeabag - backing vocals, percussion
released December 1, 2011
Live at Sonic Rock Solstice 2011. Record number : DKRCD107
Over the mountains you walk
through the frostbite and the fear
into the garden unseen
wishing for home, praying
you wait for calm
for mother and motherland unbound
Child of the temple
keep the candle burning in your soul
child of the temple
make safe your journey through the storm
After the rainfall soaking
you cry into the lotus
your sweet despair remains unheard
and in the morning, hoping
for some solution
unanswered prayers and songs unsung
60 years of torture in a prison cell
60 years of murder in a living hell
The Chinese army's blotted out - Kali's wrath unleashed
wrenching soldiers from the ranks and sweeping all from the path.
Durga has joined the fray and swirled up generals are flung into their pit of hell
A flash of lurid light reveals on every side a thousand thousand shades of death begrimed and black
scattering plagues and sorrows, dancing mad with joy - come, Mother, come!
For terror is thy name and death is in they breath, and every shaking step destroys their world forever
Kali, the All-Destroyer! Come, O Mother come!
Who dares transgress love and hug the form of death,
dance in destruction's dance
for them the Mother comes for them the Mother comes
Kali Kali Kali...