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First Utterance is the debut album by acid folk/prog folk band Comus. It was originally released in 1971. They’re named after a work by John Milton and a Greek god. It’s fair to say they sound different to most other bands, but their influence has spread far and wide with David Bowie, Opeth and Current 93 all claiming to be fans. Current 93 covered their first single, Diana, which is featured here.

Limited Vinyl LP £18.99 MOVLP1937

Limited 180g vinyl reissue LP + insert on Music On Vinyl.

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First Utterance by Comus
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9/10 Brett 21 October 2010

Hark friend, do you hear? It's the LEGENDARY SHIT alarm ringing in your ear. An official 180g reissue, from the original master tapes no less, of one of the most insane (and influential) experimental folk records of all time, one that really, truly earns the retrospective 'freak folk' tag more than almost any of the comparatively tame and conventional contemporary types who were described that way when the term began to be bandied about. Super dark themes and nightmarish visions abound in this total one-off of a record. It's the sort of album I prefer not to get too analytical about in case the peculiar magic is diluted any so I'll leave it there and merely advise you to check out a tune or two somewhere if I've succeeded in piquing your interest...




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