Monday, 1 July 2019
Ritual Chair – Lacrimae Arma Feminae Sunt
Ritual Chair – Lacrimae Arma Feminae Sunt – 2018 – Doughgirl Tapes. Cassette – DOUGH009.
Definition - Tears are the weapons of a woman.
The mystery of the works content opens possibilities for the project way beyond what I imagined it to currently be. The subtle, slower use of rumbling noise and abstraction of the vocals does not weaken the work at all: it shifts it. Only the emotion is clear as the noise warps itself further, the vocal explosions are impressive and layered, morphing to become haunted as they mutter and mumble incoherently. Is the esoteric feel from an anger at the past (if it is past), a kind of ghost in itself, is the church like cover a link to some religious the theme buried in the work? The vocals remain the dominant instrument; upset, pain and tears are turned into weapons for sure. My only complaint is that I was left wanting more, however this mini album is excellent, as is this project.
Choppy Noodles 2019.