July 13, 2024

Diamanda Galás to launch remastered version of cult album ‘Saint of the Pit’ in September


Diamanda Galás

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Diamanda Galás announces the remastered release of “Saint of the Pit” on 13 September 2024 via Intravenal Sound Operations. This fifth studio album, originally released in November 1986, is the second part of her trilogy “The Masque of the Red Death.” The remastering was done by Heba Kadry.

“Saint of the Pit” was created during the HIV-AIDS epidemic and reflects themes of suffering and passion. The album includes compositions based on poems by Charles Baudelaire, Gérard de Nerval, and Tristan Corbière.

Galás began addressing HIV-AIDS in her work in 1984, with “Saint of the Pit” dedicated to her brother, Philip-Dimitri Galás, who died in 1986. The album was produced with the help of Gareth Jones and includes contributions from musicians like FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten.

Here’s the video for “Cris d’Aveugle” (Blind Man’s Cry), a symphonic treatment of Corbière’s poem, about suffering and exclusion.

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