Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready CD/2LP
Kristen Hayter, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and vocalist known as Lingua Ignota has announced her Sargent House debut, "Sinner Get Ready". A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Literary Art from Brown University, much of Hayter’s work is centralized around abuse. A survivor of domestic abuse for much of her life, her music seeks to explore survivor hood of abuse through the vantage point of rage and despair in leu of common approaches she views as "enforced patriarchal models of civilized femininity".
The follow up to her critically acclaimed break out "Caligula", "Sinner Get Ready" is an abrasive, unsettling portrait of devotion and betrayal, judgment and consequence, set in the derelict landscape of rural Pennsylvania, a neglected region deeply embedded with a particular god-fearing brand of Christianity, and where Hayter currently lives.
With this album, Hayter continues to build on the mythology she has created with "Caligula" and "All Bitches Die" but renegotiates and dismantles her own aesthetic language. She abandons any previous industrial grandeur and multi-genre approach, instead focusing on creating dissonance with traditional instruments of the Appalachian region, otherworldly vocals and congregational polyphony, subverting American primitive forms with avant-garde techniques and nods to modern composition.
Lyrically, Hayter’s distinctive ability to weave the allegorical with personal trauma is further refined here, as intimate lamentations on abandonment and loneliness are carefully braided with references to Pennsylvanian Dutch lore, Mennonite treatises, calls to repent written on barns in Amish Country, and illuminated manuscripts from ascetic religious sects in Ephrata.
It is a solitary endeavor, where the listener is very much forced to contend with Hayter: raw, haggard, and alone.
1. The Order of Spiritual Virgins
2. I Who Bend the Tall Grasses
3. Many Hands
4. Pennsylania Furnace
5. Repent Now Confess Now
6. The Sacred Linament of Judgement
7. Perpetual Flame of Centralia
8. Man is like a Spring Flower
9. The Solitary Brethren of Ephrata
About this product: this is available on CD and 2LP formats.
The CD comes in a digipak.
The 2LP is pressed on black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed inner/lyric sheet. Includes a download code.