The second album by Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus here receives a reissue that gets this music onto vinyl for the first time ever! 1991’s Mirror, titled after the Andrei Tarkovsky film, is a strange, deep, and stylistically varied work that invokes religious music, spiritual drones, field recordings, and so much more. Reissued by Occultation.
Vinyl LP £14.96 LOGOS7E1052
180g vinyl reissue LP on Occultation.
- Only 2 copies left
CD £8.31 LOGOS7E1052CD
Reissue CD on Occultation.
Revolutionary Army of Infant Jesus are one of the 0.00001% who aren't bothered about promoting themselves. You won't find these moaning on twitter about their train journey issues. Instead over the course of 20 years or so they've been happy to make music and see if anyone discovers it.
Well they are in luck as slowly their old albums are all being re-issued. This one is from 1991 and again showcases their ability to make dark and brooding music that hooks you in. Opener 'Shadowlands' is a case in point - it merely consists of a repeating Dead Can Dance influence slab of gothy vocals with strings and drums clattering away and the next thing you know they've sucked you in. Every song seems to offer you something different - 'Immaculado' is a pretty instrumental with a Spanish guitar fluttering about, 'Joy of the Cross' sounds like it was recorded in church in the midst of some kind of religious awakening but just when you pigeonhole them to one thing out comes the big drums of 'Hymn to Dionysus' which threatens to be some kind of 80's pop hit but instead is joined by ethereal vocals, sax squarks and mountains of found sound.
You could try to file this band along the likes of Current 93 and Death In June but really what this is is totally unclassifiable. I'm not really going to try to explain it any further. It's just good and that's all you need to know.
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