Evangelista – Prince of Truth
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.
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
Running time: 00:44:00
LP is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl and comes in a thick printed jacket with lyrics insert.
CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and lyrics insert.
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
GUESTSThierry 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, Tara and Dominic up in Oakland Town, and Shahzad Ismaily at home. Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering.