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Lingua Ignota

Classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hayter, better known as Lingua Ignota, is releasing the new album Sinner Get Ready next month. The LP was inspired by the derelict landscape of rural Pennsylvania and its god-fearing religiosity, and we’ve already heard “Pennsylvania Furnace.” Today, she’s sharing “Perpetual Flame Of Centralia,” a minimal, piano-led meditation on the blood of Christ.

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Kristin Hayter, the classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who records dark, operatic music under the name Lingua Ignota, has been busy since since releasing her stunning album Caligula in 2019. In the past year alone she’s shared experimental covers of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Games” and Eminem’s “Kim” and dropped a glorious EP featuring renditions of works by Handel, Bach, and the Seattle hardcore band Iron Lung. And today, she’s announcing a new album.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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Eminem has recorded a whole lot of disturbing songs in a decades-long career, but the most disturbing of all is “Kim,” the emotional climax of Eminem’s overwhelmingly popular 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP, which just had its 20th anniversary a few months ago. “Kim” is a six-minute murderous nightmare. On the track, a prequel…

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Chris Isaak’s haunted 1989 sex-jam “Wicked Game” must be one of the most-covered songs ever recorded. Over the years, virtually anyone with any interest in Lynchian romanticism has tried out “Wicked Game,” to the point where it’s almost a cliché. In recent years, we’ve run an essay about all those “Wicked Game” covers, and we’ve…

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