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LX — п​о​с​л​а​н​і​є

by Mystery Tapes etc.

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and so it grows light and so it darkens the blessed day is passing and once more the people weary, brow-beaten and all things are going to rest only I, with these words accursed both day and night am weeping at the cross-roads so much peopled and no one at all sees and no one at all knows stone-deaf, they do not hear. with a heavy ball-and-chain they are bartering, [beginning of the first verse]


посланіє is an epic song setting by composer pianist Lubomyr Melnyk of
the most famous war poem of his home country, written by Taras Shevchenko in 1845.

"to the living, the dead, and those yet unborn, my epistle"

we suggest that you might make a donation to the Ukrainian aid organization of your choice.

LX was an official Mystery Tape side back in the day,
this being version 2,
here remastered and revised as version 2.3,
& as version 2.4 on March 19th 2022, amended with the 'overview' track.
bonus materials include a 6 page pdf booklet which delineates in detail the relation of track 2 to the Ukrainian heritage & plight.


released December 11, 1982




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X...coined to cover the counter-covert world of converted sound and retrofitted music, where collective melodic memories of the familiar are mined and rehabilitated to a new life. The blatant borrowings of the privateers of sound are a class distinct from common sample pocketing, parroting, and tune thievery. ... more

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