ART, MUSIC, Uncategorized

Must listen album of 2019, with caveat

One of the most powerful and moving and important albums of the year, you must listen to Lingua Ignota’s “Caligula.”

The caveat? It’s heavy as fuck. The subject matter is dark (read Revolver’s excellent article), but that’s what makes this such an important album: the artist is taking the material on with fierce ferocity.

I witnessed her performance live in Vancouver on Dec 1, and as I tweeted, Vancouver just got Lingua Ignota’d.

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While the audience was awaiting Daughters, the entire venue (Rickshaw) was absolutely transfixed by Lingua Ignota’s performance. Silence during each song, and heartfelt applause after each and every one. We knew this was not a show for shock value. This was the real deal.

In my notes, I wrote:

The piano driven passion of Tori Amos with the impossibly epic goth vocals of Esben and the Witch and theatricality of Zola Jesus. Fucking unreal. Rickshaw was stunned and in love.

If the artist doesn’t agree with any of those references, I must say I mention them with total respect. Of course, you cannot compare anyone of such unique artistic expression as Lingua Ignota to anyone before.

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MUSIC, QUOTES, SPIRITUALITY

Lykke Li The Shark Finds Engaging New Voices On Superb Album “Wounded Rhymes”

I get very tired of myself very often, so I want to change – change skins, almost. I noticed that I’m like a shark: if I don’t move, I want to die.

Lykke Li in Exclaim!, when asked about the changes in her superb new album, Wounded Rhymes.

This is an excellent album. I am especially impressed with the growth in her voice and delivery. Coupled with a much fuller sound, and a greater range of moods in the songs, this is an artist who may have already experienced success, but seems to be only starting to discover the potential of her expression.

Listen to “Youth Knows No Pain” from Wounded Rhymes, then go buy the album!

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