3. Today Is The Day – Temple Of The Morning Star (1997)
Genreless and capable of mood-altering powers akin to the most powerful halluconegenics on earth, Today Is The Day‘s Temple Of The Morning Star is as unique an example of fearless escapism and boundary-less art as you could ever experience.
Spanning the entire spectrum of human emotion, Temple Of The Morning Star‘s primal beats and split-personality dynamics engorge the listener in true cathartic torture as Steve Austin utilises every possible musical facet at his disposal. Samples, jazz-fusion jiggery-pokery, hammer-and-anvil guitars, Eastern-tinged interludes and emotionally wrought melody bleed through the mix; each track on this kaleidascopic opus contradicting the last.
An open mind, or one set free with the use of mind-altering substances, is needed to truly experience the sheer wealth of ideas on display here. A fearless record released by a fearless label.