Initiate is the fourth recording by The Nels Cline Singers and Cline's seventh release as a leader on Cryptogramophone. Initiate documents a remarkable three-day recording session at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and The Singers' first live concert recording at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Throughout the beautifully designed Digipak are six photographs of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, by photographer Simon Norfolk, striking visual representations of the power of Initiate. 1.18 trillion electron volts and counting.
Cryptogramophone Records 2010
CD 1 - Into It / Floored / Devining / You Noticed /Red Line to Greenland /Mercy (Supplication) / Grow Closer / Scissor/Saw /B86 (Inkblot Nebula) / King Queen / Zingiber / Mercy (Procession) / Into It (You Turn)
CD 2 - Forge / Fly Fly / Raze / And Now the Queen / Blues, Too / Thurston County / Sunken Song / Boogie Woogie Waltz