Geist & the Sacred Ensemble Sound Creepy, Sexy, and Evil
by Kelly O
on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM
(Comet) Have you ever seem Race with the Devil—the 1975 cinematic gemstone starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, and Loretta Swit? The movie kicks off with Fonda and Oates stumbling upon a satanic cult out in the woods, you know, minding their own business and sacrificing a beautiful, naked virgin. As they lift her body high above a roaring bonfire—her breasts bouncing in the firelight, their satanic cloaks flapping in the cool night breeze—the group of satanists whirl and hum some strange song, not unlike a Gregorian chant. When I listen to local psych rockers Geist & the Sacred Ensemble, all I can picture is this vintage virgin—the music creepy, sexy, and just the right amount of evil.