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  • Audio CD (November 19, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Web of Mimicry
  • ASIN: B00F07PSDM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,959 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2013 release from the Alt-Rock/Avant Garde instrumental band. Listeners have come to expect a lot from Secret Chiefs 3. For Book of Souls, second in the band's mega-trilogy (first being Book of Horizons, 2004), they demand nothing less than a vertigo-inducing follow-up. True to expectation, Book of Souls: Folio A is a full-length album densely packed with musical skyscrapers. Over a decade in the making, it's Secret Chiefs 3's most elaborate work yet.

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You will know what i am talking about if you listen to this band.
Jason M. Seitz
Aside from its wide array of musical styles and sounds, the album features meticulous production from beginning to end.
Eibohphobie
Apparently the album versions are dynamic reworkings of the older tracks and are "radically" different.
N. Abdul-kadir

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eibohphobie on November 19, 2013
Format: Audio CD
This second album in the Secret Chiefs 3's "Book of Truth" trilogy is a monumental triumph. Aside from its wide array of musical styles and sounds, the album features meticulous production from beginning to end. It is accessible, enchanting, and rewarding.

There are thirteen tracks present; seven songs comprise the majority of the album, separated by six short and elaborate soundtracks which resemble radio station identifier sounds. As such, the album is balanced and flows smoothly in spite of its ambitious variety. The seven SC3 sub-bands are all present and occasionally integrated for the first time: each sub-band has their own full-length song, with two exceptions (Holy Vehm and NT Fan) making appearances in the radio-themed tracks.

Although more could be written about this album, words are a poor substitute for the blissful experience of hearing it. As a music lover for four decades, it has my highest recommendation.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By N. Abdul-kadir on March 7, 2014
Format: Audio CD
A two star review for a SC3 record?!!! I never thought I would see that day either, but this rating is more for the release than the musical content. With all the language used to promote this record (skyscrapers...etc) you would think you're getting the greatest record of the century. Instead we get a record of rarities barely going over the half hour mark, with the length extended by pointless cheesy interludes (the track titles are more interesting!). Apparently this is only half the album!!! Why release half an album?!!! What happened to the other half?!!! And if it's half an album shouldn't it cost half as much?!!

And then there's the artwork which is nothing more than some scraps of drawings and rehashing/cutting and pasting of older artwork. Compare this to Book of Horizons whose artwork took a year to finish. Is this really his lifetime's work? Because Spruance doesn't seem to be taking this trilogy thing very seriously.

And here's the beauty: only few months after it's release WOM release 4 new tracks on vinyl. So why weren't those added on this album to at least make it a proper full length record. Plus we get a silly alienating disclaimer defending this strange tactic and attitude that's basically telling the dissatisfied fans to be grateful for this half record and to not buy the vinyls if they're easily disappointed. Can't SC3 take honest criticism? Or is this guilt knowing that they promised so much but failed to deliver and are instead just dusting off some old material and repackaging it. Apparently the album versions are dynamic reworkings of the older tracks and are "radically" different. To be honest I didn't notice anything radical or even a remote difference in any of these reworkings. A remix is not a "radical" reworking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ward Hilgers on May 14, 2014
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I was initially let down in my first 6-7 listens but it kept giving me awesome complexities and emotions and I find that kind of different than their other albums. I do agree with one of the other reviewers that it seems to be a more blended up version of the previous SC3 albums/bands. I like it more than I thought I did in the first month and now believe it is a really good album even though it is short.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Mcbride on January 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD
A long awaited album and you can tell why when you listen to it. The production level is just out of this world. A must have if you are a fan of this band.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bradley C. Hebert on December 1, 2013
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The Book of Truth series continues to be the most dense portion of the SC3 catalogue. Folio A is a challenging and rewarding experience. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David J. Witter on December 8, 2014
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I agree with Kadir, Spruance is one of the great composers and this was a let down. Especially after the promise of Book of Horizons. Personally I don't understand why Holy Vehm isn't being explored more, Hypostasis of the Archons showed some interesting directions that I wish Trey would extrapolate on more. But seriously, every sc3 album, even the collections, has been a wonder, and this one sounded like any other cheeky prog band. Sorry for the harsh words, but the disappointment ( and the hope that folio b will be a masterpiece) run deep.
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