Based on a Middle Eastern theme, both musically and lyrically, it ups the tempo and aggression level of "Night Songs" ' heaviness, while increasing the mechanical, robotic feel of it's predecessor. Shorter, more concise and a bit less epic (but still epic nonetheless), the songs are at once more immediate and still melodic, never relying only on pure heaviness for it's sonic bludgeoning. "Desert Opuses" ' world is one of drum machines versus acoustic drums; tubes versus transistors; live performances versus studio effectation; eras past versus the future/ now. Sonic paranoia never sounded so good.
01 Mountains of the pharoahs 02 Ode to snake charming 03 Slow march 04 Light at the speed of sound 05 Obliteration 06 The ruins of the pyramids 07 Headphone opus 08 Tut will have his revenge 09 Evilution (cd only) 10 Stripped ruins (cd only)