Far WestOn Far West, Master Musicians of Bukkake mark a turn from their Totem Trilogy; if the Totems were an expression of yang energy, then the Far West cycle is the yin that took seed within the trilogy. What happens when you travel so far east looking for enlightenment that you pass your destination and are headed west again? Far West is the soundtrack to this expedition to the caves of light we all travel into with hopes of acquiring redemption only to realize our bodies have dissolved, gone like rain from the sky, snow from the ground, thoughts from the mind. The sound of Far West is a progressive folk inspired by Paul Giovanni s Wicker Man soundtrack, early Canterbury prog folk, the suspenseful soundtracks of Goblin and Ennio Morricone, Gerry Goldsmith s interwoven dark orchestrations, and Pacific Northwest folk rock. Master Musicians of Bukkake take an earthly and shamanistic approach to these influences, and infuse them with Krautrock pulses interwoven with acoustic guitars, intricately layered rhythms, hazed-out modular analog synths, brassy stabs, and cultish choirs. Far West also features a deluxe cover illustration by Simon Fowler, and the amazing photography of Alison Scarpulla.