The idea of a 'goddess of destruction' is one that I've cherished fo...more
Jarboe's 2008 album entitled "MAHAKALI", ( Kali is the feminine of "kala"- "darkness", Maha is "great" ) is named after the mythical indian goddess of death and destruction, as mentioned in the Mahabarata and other indian epics. The idea of a 'goddess of destruction' is one that I've cherished for a long time. Cedric (Victor, bassist and visual collaborator) mentioned Kali when we were recording because of the thematic similarities to the songs I had already written. As we progressed with the recording, everything seemed to come together around this theme of respect/reverence for strength and simultaneous repulsion/fear of power. Kali's narrative also discusses Nietzsche's old adage that 'in fighting the monster, one must be careful that one does not become the monster' which seems to be a relevant message. - jarboe Don't miss her Mahakali website for the entirety of the Goddess Of Change & Destruction series, from the Mahakali trinity to the Dark Consort. All fragments come signed by Jarboe.Each of the 3 versions (US digipak, US jewel case, EU digipak) contain most of the same material, however each version contains additional full tracks and bonus material that will vary from one release version to the other. Additionally, an accompaniment to the release, a limited release additional CD, DARK CONSORT is being offered through the website as part of the Pandora's Box set.