• chelsea wolfe Prayer for the Unborn (CD, £9.95)

    label: Latitudes

    It’s important to know that since Ms Wolfe released her debut album The Grime And The Glow on Pendu Sound Records, she has instantly become the centre of attention, and if one were to ever elude her notorious gravitas, many would go out of their way to quickly rectify your experience. Such to say, Chelsea Wolfe has made quite an impact in the last few years, following up with a critically acclaimed second album, Apokalypsis, and more recently a fulllength live offering from her staggering performance at Roadburn 2012. Her music explores the mind, meant for after-hours as dark melodious passages and haunting vocals fill the room; yet somehow these hypnotic soundscapes manage to hold their own while buried deep under well crafted songwriting. “Chelsea Wolfe is one of those artists who presents an environment rather than a show or an album - a tangible world to step into. On first being tipped off to her work, it was the marriage of visuals and music that stuck us as phenomenal. The overwhelmingly positive response from Chelsea was humbling. As was her choice of material - a series of cover versions from veteran Southern related band Rudimentary Peni. The opportunity to hear a contemporary artist who we respect recording material in the same studio with the same engineer as one of our most prestigious and unique acts seemed like synchronicity itself. We were profoundly flattered. What makes the situation all the more incredible is that it wasn't until Chelsea and the band were in the studio that we discovered that they were unaware of the link between the space we were standing in and songs they were about to perform. So a remarkably happy accident became a miraculous concurrence. One we are very honoured to present to you.” - Tony Sylvester, July 2012

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