Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Zola Jesus
Stridulum EP

Sacred Bones Records SBR-032

12” EP
£12.99


New six track EP of austere Euro synth and doomy Industrial settings from Nika Danilova aka Zola Jesus. Danilova’s song writing has really come into its own of late and her vocals are perfectly pitched between the high drama of Diamanda Galas and the hypnotic cabaret of Siouxsie Sioux. The instrumental settings owe a whole bunch to the Cale/Eno Nico productions but there’s an eerie electronic/sidereal aspect that touches on late period Coil, that same feel of ‘something’ going on just beneath the surface. Married to Nika’s soaring vocals and epic drones it feels like the perfect transport. “Since her debut lp for Sacred Bones last summer, Zola Jesus’s profile has grown exponentially. Her video for “Clay Bodies” debuted on The Fader and her likeness was plastered all over the Internet. The Spoils made dozens of year-end lists including The Wire, Pitchfork, The Fader, and Dusted, and fans and critics alike now seem rabid for new material. So without further ado, we present Stridulum, the new, far less lo-fi 6-song EP from Nika Roza Danilova. Recording her vocals for the first time with professional instruments, Nika’s voice is brought to the powerful forefront of the mix unleashing the full range of emotions that had previously only been hinted at in her previous work. It’s a siren song for the apocalypse, which manages to come across immensely nurturing at the same time. Born and raised in the backwoods of Wisco, Nika Roza was literally raised by wolves (well proximally anyways). Trained as an opera singer from a young age, she applied to Julliard. At 10 years old. Rejection didn’t slow her down, though, as she went on to complete high school in three years and is set to graduate from university with a double major in French and philosophy in the same amount of time. As soon as school’s out this summer, she will begin touring full time with a full band on both sides of the pond. Until then please keep an eye out for weekend excursions and the requisite standard umpteen SxSW shows. Her next full length will not be ’til 2011, but we feel pretty certain this will tide you over until then.” – SBR. Recommended.

Zola Jesus
Stridulum EP

Sacred Bones Records SBR-032

CD
£10.99


New six track EP of austere Euro synth and doomy Industrial settings from Nika Danilova aka Zola Jesus. Danilova’s song writing has really come into its own of late and her vocals are perfectly pitched between the high drama of Diamanda Galas and the hypnotic cabaret of Siouxsie Sioux. The instrumental settings owe a whole bunch to the Cale/Eno Nico productions but there’s an eerie electronic/sidereal aspect that touches on late period Coil, that same feel of ‘something’ going on just beneath the surface. Married to Nika’s soaring vocals and epic drones it feels like the perfect transport. “Since her debut lp for Sacred Bones last summer, Zola Jesus’s profile has grown exponentially. Her video for “Clay Bodies” debuted on The Fader and her likeness was plastered all over the Internet. The Spoils made dozens of year-end lists including The Wire, Pitchfork, The Fader, and Dusted, and fans and critics alike now seem rabid for new material. So without further ado, we present Stridulum, the new, far less lo-fi 6-song EP from Nika Roza Danilova. Recording her vocals for the first time with professional instruments, Nika’s voice is brought to the powerful forefront of the mix unleashing the full range of emotions that had previously only been hinted at in her previous work. It’s a siren song for the apocalypse, which manages to come across immensely nurturing at the same time. Born and raised in the backwoods of Wisco, Nika Roza was literally raised by wolves (well proximally anyways). Trained as an opera singer from a young age, she applied to Julliard. At 10 years old. Rejection didn’t slow her down, though, as she went on to complete high school in three years and is set to graduate from university with a double major in French and philosophy in the same amount of time. As soon as school’s out this summer, she will begin touring full time with a full band on both sides of the pond. Until then please keep an eye out for weekend excursions and the requisite standard umpteen SxSW shows. Her next full length will not be ’til 2011, but we feel pretty certain this will tide you over until then.” – SBR. Recommended.

Circuit Des Yeux
Ode To Fidelity

De Stijl No Cat

7”
£6.99


Sublime set of downer/primitive female DIY psych soundings in the tradition of Suckdog/Azalia Snail et al from Haley Fohr aka Circuit Des Yeux. Three tracks recorded straight to portastudio for maximal time/space dislocation.