The name is a nod both to the Christian liturgical form and to Karl Marx’s assessment that religion is the opiate for the masses. Perhaps it is; and perhaps the common desire for comfort, rest, escape, or relief are more complicated and mysterious than we know. In our pursuit of creating spaces of beauty and awe, we find ourselves partial to cathedrals, antiquity, ambiance, pipe organs, samplers, synthesizers, incense, tongues, silence, joy, meditation, ambiguity, the abstract.
We encourage and believe in non-commercial performing, remixing, sharing, appropriating, and sampling of all our music (Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial). Let us know if you have other uses in mind; we’ll most likely be very cool about it.