''Baal-Shamash, the sun-god, rises every morning from his nightly hiding-place and, seating himself in his chariot, drives across the sky—a chariot of fire over a field of darkness. But as he reaches the horizon, he returns to his abode, and night, no longer disturbed, continues to prevail.
''Baal-Shamash is a god and immortal, yet once a year he dies, only to be resurrected and to return to life again. Aphrodite never dies. It is she who goes down to the lower regions to find the god to bring him back into the world of the living. Baal is the living god; Aphrodite is life itself.''
(from The Sacred Fire, by B.Z. Goldberg, 1930)
Released on Los Discos Enfantasmes in march 2012
released 30 July 2012
Bataille Solaire: kanun, electric guitar, korg delta, crumar performer, sampler, laptop, percussions, wurlitzer, ring modulator, electribe
Recorded and mixed at La Brique, Montréal between summer 2011 and winter 2012.
contains samples from "Tu ne bâtiras rien sur la vague" for wind quintet, composed in 2005/2006, recorded in april 2006.