The seven bleak songs contained herein tiptoe around the fringes of melody. They constantly focus and refocus, leaving listeners with a feeling that something unknown is always going on in the background. They are like huge wall paintings lit only with a tiny candle: you are aware of their grandiose beauty even if you can’t quite make it out through the darkness.»
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with 'prince of truth', bozulich has shaped her evangelista group into something more committed, more complex and more sonically and compositionally adventurous than ever.
'prince of truth' is a sort of pro tools fantasia wrought from purgatory, not only figuratively and stylistically, but quite literally as well. initial tracking was scheduled at the hotel2tango studio in montreal, with regular bozulich / evangelista collaborators shahzad ismaily, lisa gamble, thierry amar, nadia moss and ches smith all in attendance. on day two of the sessions, a nasty throat infection carla had been fighting on tour evolved into full-blown pneumonia, confining her to bed for the ensuing week. the band went on to track the song foundations, along with a pile of extras, outtakes and overdubs, and bozulich returned to her los angeles home with these stacks of tracks digitised from the analogue master tapes. over the next two months, carla, tara and dominic would de- and re-construct these sessions, with carla adding vocals and rallying additional contributions from jessica catron and nels cline. the result is an album of searing and beguiling depth, occupying an entirely original zone at the intersection of improv, noise, post-industrial and post-punk music and the incantatory / seductive / soul persona of the chanteuse.
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