Wisdom Thunderbolt marks the triumphant return of Vibracathedral Orchestra after more than three years in the wilderness of intermittent performance, tangential projects, and unfindable limited editions. The seven tracks on Wisdom are thee VCO’s most rocking dispatch ever, neatly combining the Ra-like collage of tracks like “Wisdom Thunderbolt” with the insistent pulsing jams of “A Natural Fact” and “Order of the Broad Eraser.” “Ochre Dust” and “Rainbow Whirlwind” are more in the old-school VCO thick-blanket of sound, with tuned-percussion melody peeking out from the fog. After a surprise opening, “Sway-Sage” heaves with raucous drumming (courtesy of Magik Marker Pete Nolan) under the swells of sound. Hard to imagine, but this is the first widely available music (except for the Tuning to the Rooster comp) from the VCO since 2003’s acclaimed “The Queen of Guess.”
#1 Wisdom Thunderbolt
#2 A Natural Fact
#3 Order Of The Broad Eraser
#4 Ochre Dust
#5 Rainbow Whirlwind
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This album includes one or more tracks available only with a full album download.