The Interzone Mantras

The Interzone Mantras

Infobox Album |
Name = The Interzone Mantras
Type = Album
Artist = The Tea Party

Released = October 16 2001 (Canada)
Recorded = Le Studio, Morin Heights and Metalworks Studios, (Mississauga)
Genre = Rock
Length = 54:34
Label = EMI Music Canada
Producer = Jeff Martin
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [ link]

Last album = ""
This album = "The Interzone Mantras"
Next album = "Seven Circles"

"The Interzone Mantras" (2001) is the sixth album from Canadian rock group The Tea Party.Named after William S. Burroughs' book of short stories "Interzone" and the band's interest in eastern mysticism and esoteric philosophiesDavid Curry, Get set for The Tea Party's distinctive hard rock. 15 Feb 2002, The Canberra Times Buz, Canberra, Australia.] , the songwriting on "The Interzone Mantras" builds on the subtle electronica and ballads of "Triptych", whilst returning to the familiar territory of their earlier albums with 70's rock and world music influences.The Interzone Mantras overview [ All Media Guide] Accessed 20 June 2007] Jeff Martin explained that the album was a return to basics:

"The last two records, "Transmission" and "Triptych", were very much creations of the studio - meticulously built. With this record we felt that we wanted to put a spark of passion underneath our asses.
"So many people have told us that we're this great live rock band, and I just wanted to see if, as producer, I could capture that on this record. I put us in a rehearsal space, the three of us, faced each other with just guitar, bass and drums - no toys - and, you know, 'let's Rock!'" The new approach fired the band up to such an extent that the album was recorded in just twenty days - "unheard of" for The Tea Party, Martin says.
Martin has special praise for drummer Jeff Burrows, who he proudly proclaims to be "THE best rock drummer going", and who did every drum track in one take.David Curry, Get set for The Tea Party's distinctive hard rock. 15 Feb 2002, The Canberra Times Buz, Canberra, Australia.]

Lyrically the album draws from the works of modern writers Aleister Crowley, Mikhail Bulgakov, Wim Wenders, to ancient Greek mythology (Morpheus on "Lullaby"). The lyrics themselves written by Martin when holidaying in Prague, after the music was written from jams in the band's rehearsal space.JC, The Tea Party Jan 2002, Rip It Up, Adelaide Australia.]

The first 100,000 Canadian copies of "The Interzone Mantras" were packaged with a special lenticular cover, with Alessandro Bavari's depiction of Shiva moving depending on the viewing angle. Although not as commercially successful as previous albums, "The Interzone Mantras" is The Tea Party's highest charting album in Australia (debuting at #6 on the ARIA chart) and is certified Gold in Canada. It was also nominated for "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2003 Juno Awards.

Track listing

# "Interzone" – 3:39
# "Angels" – 4:54
# "The Master and Margarita" – 4:13
# "Apathy" – 3:55
# "Soulbreaking" – 4:45
# "Lullaby" – 4:19
# "Must Must" – 3:59
# "White Water Siren" – 4:54
# "Cathartik" – 5:00
# "Dust to Gold" – 4:20
# "Requiem" – 4:30
# "Mantra" – 8:00




*Jeff Martin - production and recording
*Nick Blagona and Don Hachey - engineering
*Recorded at Studio Morin Heights, (Morin Heights, Quebec) and Metalworks Studios, (Mississauga)
*Jeff Martin and Nick Blagona - mixing at Metalworks Studios
*Nick Blagona - mastering at Metalworks Mastering
*Stuart Chatwood - art direction
*Alessandro Bavari - artwork
*Antonie Moonen - design


*Marc Oulette - string arrangements
*"Soulbreaking", "Requiem", "Mantra"
**Joanna Morin and Francois Pilon - 1st violins
**Élise Lavoie and Pascale Gagnon - 2nd violins
**Brian Bacon and Juie Dupras - Violas
**Vincent Bernard and Élisabeth Dubé - Cellos

*"Interzone", "The Master and Margarita"
**Muhammad Abdul Al Khabyyr - Trombone
**Jean-Pierre Zanetta - Baritone, Tenor and Soprano saxophone
**Maxine St-Pierre - Trumpet
**Francois D'Amours - Tenor and Alto saxophone

*Paul Atkins - additional percussion on "Interzone", "The Master and Margarita", "Lullaby", and additional vocals and percussion on "Must Must"


External links

* [ Lyrics]
* [ Track-by-Track commentary by Jeff Martin]

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