Plague Mass

by Diamanda Galás

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umbranstar Nothing has struck me more with its beauty, horror, anguish, lyrical potency, vocal mastery, ahhh I could go on for hours! One of the best works of art in any medium ever crafted- period. Favorite track: This Is The Law of the Plague.
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Ace Beaty Take this quote from the diva:
"I'm doing music for people who are conscious and who suffer deeply. Fuckin' cocktail drinkers have music that expresses what they supposedly go through; why can't people who experience deeper emotions have the same?"
- Diamanda Galás

I love the whole album & often blast a piece out of my window while lobotomized fascists applaud another plandemic in unison at 8 pm.
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Consecration 03:44


released April 1, 1991

David Linton: drums, percussion
Blaise Dupuy: electronic keyboards
Ramón Diaz: electrones percussion
Michael m]McGrath: tapes and electronics
Diamanda Galás: grand piano

Live recording: Record Plant Remote
Mobile recording Engineer: Kooster McAllister
Technical Engineer: Paul Prestopino
Audio Stage Manager: Chuck Cavanaugh

Live sound Mix: Dan Dryden

Sound Reinforcement by ProMix
Engineers: Simon Nathan, Scott Widney

Recording edited using sound Tools by digidesign

Lighting Design: Dan Kotlowitz
Staging and Artistic Consultation: Charles Atlas
Production Stage Manager: Marc Warren
Stage Manger: Eric Osborn

Special Thanks to Beth Bellis of Mute Records

Live Concerts produced by Jedediah wheeler and Linda Greenberg for IPA Presents, INC., Naj Wikoff for Cathedral Arts at Saint John The Divine, Intravenal Sound Operations, Mute Records and Euphorbia Productions

Thanks to Sally Dricks, Barbara Mayer, Linda Greenberg, Aldo Hernandez, Conyars Thompson, Daniel Miller, Peter Wright, Jed Wheeler, Philip Glass, Randy Hansen, Robert Hilferty, Carl Valentino, Michael Flanagan, and Tim Holmes

Photographs: booklet front and back cover by Tom Caravaglia
Consultant to D. Galás: David Whyte

all compositions written by Diamanda Galás except "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" written by Roy Acuff and "Let My People Go" Traditional/Arranged: Galás


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Diamanda Galás New York, New York

Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde composer and performer, whose work confronts the subjects of violence and despair with political conviction and austerity. Galás rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s with the recorded trilogy, Masque of the Red Death, and the performance work Plague Mass, which addressed the AIDS crisis in a time of deafening political silence and inaction. ... more

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