Vanishing Faces

Duo Joanne and Andrew Walker have been busy over the last twelve months with three separate releases to tempt Revivalists.

Foretold E.P.

First up was the Foretold E.P. which was released in April . I was lucky enough to receive a physical copy of the limited edition CD, one of only 78 copies released. The album is beautifully packaged, featuring some lovely artwork from Joanna herself. As you can see from the photograph below it is obviously designed to fit perfectly with the stories of the songs, which is something I really love about it. Alongside the fantastic cover art we are treated to some really nice little extras, stickers, a badge and a tarot card, the Ace of Wands in my case. This is a great card to receive in this instance as it represents creativity, passion and enthusiasm, all things that are abundant in this release.

This, their debut release is also sonically very good, and features 5 tracks of glitchy electronic folk infused with their love of traditional British folklore and the esoteric. The mix of traditional and modern instrumentation works really well and one can’t help but hear the influence of the likes of Current 93 rising to the fore every now and again, however it must be noted that they do possess enough of their own sound to keep it from turning into a pastiche. Overall, Foretold is an excellent debut release and one the duo can be very proud of.

Two Songs for the Summer Solstice

This was a two track single released to coincide with the Summer Solstice, on 20th June. Both tracks were heavily inspired by previous solstice celebrations that took place at Stonehenge and Avebury, and were a reaction to the current situation with regards to the Covid-19 lockdown, and the fact those sites were not accessible during the 2020 solstice.

‘To the Day’ represents the duo’s fond remembrance of past solstices, whilst Midsummer’s Dream entwines their own song with the fairy’s poem from the beginning of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Both tracks take the listener down a tangled acid folk drenched pathway that winds its way through the British countryside. This is a perfect midsummer release.

Wolf Moon E.P.

Released at the death of 2020, Wolf Man is a three track E.P. that the duo began composing under the wolf moon, the first full moon of 2020.

Opener, ‘Wolf Moon’ is a spoken word track that again mixes traditional instrumentation and modern technology, perfectly capturing the mood of the piece. This is followed up by ‘Cold Moon’ an instrumental with its feets firmly planted in ambient electronics. Beautiful and atmospheric, the track is perfect for laid back listening sessions. The final track is a remix of ‘Wolf Moon’ by Grey, it’s a fascinating amalagamation of drum and bass and ambient electronica that works really well. The band themselves have labelled the track ‘dub folk horror’ and who am I to argue?

All of their work can be heard and bought from their bandcamp page at:

https://vanishingfaces.bandcamp.com/

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors Radio Show 5th December 2016

This week’s Unearthing Forgotten Horrors features music from Black Magician, Blood Ceremony, Colin Towns, Antonius Rex, Keith Emerson, Grumbling Fur, Carlo Savina, Hildur Gudnadottir and Fabio Frizzi. We take flight at 7pm UK time on (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fa1radio.co.uk%2F&h=DAQH7dcTG&enc=AZPkNxPYjXk4SYWqkUE7B8KymPY_qlDQleWKnCU_PaSqlW8ht35ege_YazHntp2-KTU&s=1)

New Equestrian Vortex CD Released on Reverb Worship

The new Equestrian Vortex CD, Electronic Ritual is now available through Reverb Worship, details below. The album features 4 tracks of pulsing and throbbing electronic psychedelia. This may well be their best release yet.

The Equestrian Vortex
Electronic Ritual
(RW 332)
Reverb Worship presents its third release with The Equestrian Vortex.This time they bring you “Electronic Ritual”.The title of this album says it all really.What we have here is a huge throbbing, pulsating industrial monster of an album containg four huge tracks and over sixty one minutes of music.
Available in an edition of 40 copies.Each cd has an individually numbered cd label.Comes in stickered cd wallets.
Cost as follows :
UK = £6.50
Europe = £ 9.00 (british pounds)
USA & ROW = £9.50 (british pounds)
Paypal to roger.linney@btinternet.com
PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE ORDERING.
You can also pick up a copy of the cd here :
(THE EQUESTRIAN VORTEX – ELECTRONIC RITUAL LIMITED EDITION CD)

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