This is something of a "long lost Secret Chiefs 3 record."
All eleven records that made up John Zorn's "Beriah" cycle got caught up in the disastrous turn of events brought on by the implosion of Pledge Music, an ill-fated crowdfunding enterprise. (You can read about Zorn's rebound from this calamity here.)
All eleven of those records are stellar. Such an honor to be in such good company.
I guess it's understandable that a lot of people, after realizing that they would have to buy in on a whole box set to hear a record they were interested in, just kind of just turned away quietly and forgot about this release.
When you combine that with the ensuing disaster with Pledge Music, it all added up to this record (a very significant record in SC3's discography) going mostly unheard.
Tragic! because it's a super strong record.
Devastating! because this whole thing took some doing. Like any SC3 record.
YouTube or it didn't happen?
Well, I guess it didn't happen then.
Come on, it doesn't take much mental exertion to figure out that Tzadik Records doesn't subject itself to the facile whims of "the market."
And here's some good news from them: Tzadik has released Malkhut (and all the other volumes) as stand-alone CDs!
And yes indeed, we have Malkhut at our store!
Read more about the album here...