The Saqqara Dogs' effective drug-trance music combines onetime Factrix leader Bond Bergland's Pink Floydish psychedelic guitars with Hearn Gadbois' Middle Eastern and Indian drumming and Sync66's (aka Chris Cunningham, ex-James White and the Blacks) Chapman Stick manipulations (as well as guitar, other bass, cello and organ). I find it happily reminiscent of Manchester ethno-cultists the Suns of Arqa; perhaps the two tribes are distantly related.Thirst contains richly textured alien soundtracks with such pagan titles as "Gregorian Stomp," "Grave of Love" and "Splatter Dance." The record is marred only by a couple of Bergland vocals (typical lyrics: "Bye bye black sheep/Sacrificial lamb steak, terminated/Landscapegoat").[Richard Gehr] for Trouser Press. Excellent dark experimental post punk with eastern influences,reminds me a mixture of Savage republic with Factrix(of course) and early Black Sun Ensemble .