Monday, March 09, 2009

Album of the Day

Scapegoat, by Ensemble Nimbus (1998):Scapegoat” is one of those words that most people know, but few know about where it comes from. I’d never really thought about it until I got this album. One track, “Offering,” includes a spoken word section about, literally, sending a goat out into the woods to carry away the sins of the populace. Sure enough, that’s where it comes from. Specifically, chapter 16 of Leviticus (the gift that keeps on giving) explains the ritual. See kids – listening to weird mostly instrumental chamber rock from Sweden can broaden your horizons!

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