Cover art - David Toop: Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978)Cover art - David Toop: Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978)
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David Toop: Lost Shadows: In Defence Of The Soul (Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978)
‘Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds.’
‘Recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake...Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the spirits move about.

Inclusive 40 PAGE BOOKLET TEXT & PICTURES: the full story of David Toop's fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamen.

LP version mixed by Lawrence English.’