Album cover

Sixth Station

Deep Night

A raw cry from the dark night of one man’s soul. Cloistered away from the popular culture of 1982, rural Illinois priest Tony Trosley painted a pastoral refraction of early 1970s Laurel Canyon watercolors with this stand-alone set of songs. Openhearted and naively psychedelic, Deep Night was recorded during a single pre-dawn marathon, and mixed live to tape in an isolated chapel. Cobbled together out of local players to help fill out this ethereal soundscape, Trosley’s band brought an earnest but bluntly unsophisticated backdrop to his phaser-drenched 12-string guitar. The Sixth Station—named for a grim New Testament tableau in which Veronica washes the tortured face of Jesus—managed to avoid overtly Christian themes in favor of a mystical Humanism that resonates timelessly, and to any sort of listener. This Deep Night is as profound and eerie as the images conjured by its title.

  • LP

    1 150g LP
    1 tip-on single LP jacket
    1 side-spine obi

Track List

  1. The Sixth Station I See
  2. The Sixth Station Ways You've Never Known
  3. The Sixth Station Scar Of Love
  4. The Sixth Station Over And Over
  5. The Sixth Station Make A Way For Me
  6. The Sixth Station Before The Snowfall
  7. The Sixth Station Deep Night
  8. The Sixth Station Sunrise
  9. The Sixth Station Remember The Pilgrim