Prince Of Truth
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"The ragged beauty [takes the listener] on an absorbing, experimental and typically emotionally draining journey."

"One of Bozulich's most compelling releases... There's a particular kind of angst on display in Prince of Truth that's downright sinister. The noise of it all is emphatically primal, as the songs ooze and bubble out of the dark recesses of some sonic psyche"

"A conflicted and meticulous collection of songs... a hugely current, almost perfectly flawed record."
Tiny Mix Tapes

"The seven bleak songs contained herein tiptoe around the fringes of melody... 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."
Drowned in Sound

"There’s a barely restrained brutality to this music, which seems always on the edge of something, either a descent into the abyss or elevation to some majestic heights."
Pop Matters

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Prince Of Truth stays true to Evangelista’s uncompromising and compelling combination of delicate coaxing love and wicked cathartic awakening sonic voyage. Evangelista has coalesced around a core trio, with Carla Bozulich and bassist Tara Barnes now joined by keyboardist/sound artist Dominic Cramp. Returning to Montreal and the Hotel2Tango studio where the previous two Evangelista records were made, the new album was co-written by the above trio along with several members of their extended Montreal family.

With Prince Of Truth, Bozulich has shaped her Evangelista group into something more intense, more committed, more complex and more sonically and compositionally obsessive than ever. Conventional song structure is mostly absent – the pieces are built from an extremely diverse set of sound sources, taking shape through layers of accumulation and juxtaposition, foreground and background, sudden shifts, suspensions and dissolutions – and Carla’s commanding voice and brilliant lyrics.

Sprung from the obsessions of Bozulich’s instinctual, maniacally detail-oriented mind and channeled through the incantatory/seductive/soul persona of the classic chanteuse, Carla and her Evangelista band have made an album of searing and beguiling depth, the spoils of a phenomenal group of musicians occupying an entirely original zone at the intersection of improv, noise, post-industrial and musique concrete, forging an experimental gothic soul music for our impossible times.

Release date: 5 October 2009 (Europe), 6 October 2009 (rest of world)
Running time: 44:00

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1. The slayer
2. Tremble dragonfly
3. I lay there in front of me covered in ice
4. You are a jaguar
5. Iris didn't spell
6. Crack teeth
7. On the captain's side

Carla Bozulich: Vocals, guitar, autoharp, chimes, electronics, bass, drums
Dominic Cramp: Keyboards, noises, bass, accordion
Tara Barnes: bass, vocals, percussion, music box

Nels Cline: guitar
Lisa Gamble: bike wheel, saw, thumb piano
Shahzad Ismaily: drums, guitar
Ches Smith: drums, percussion

Thierry Amar – contrabass
Bobb Bruno: drums
Ezra Buchla: viola
Jessica Catron: cell, vocals
Disco and Velvet Smoove: backing woos
Jonah Fortune: contrabass
Devin Hoff – contrabass
M.D.s: backing woos
Nadia Moss: keyboards
Luis Naranjo: backing woos
Stefan Nelson: gong
Andrea Serrapiglio: cello
Shannon Zombelle: backing woos

Recorded by Efrim Menuck at Hotel2Tango, Montreal, Canada and Carla Bozulich at Runaway’s House, Los Angeles, USA. Mixed and produced by Carla Bozulich. Additional tracking by Mark Wheaton at Catasonic, Tar and Dominic up in Oakland Town, and Shahzad Ismaily at home. Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering.