Lingua Ignota lead single, “Pennsylvania Furnace”, was released today. This is off her new album ‘Sinner Get Ready’ which will be out August 6th via Sargent House.
TRACKLIST. 1. THE ORDER OF SPIRITUAL VIRGINS
2. I WHO BEND THE TALL GRASSES
3. MANY HANDS
4. PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE
5. REPENT NOW CONFESS NOW
6. THE SACRED LINAMENT OF JUDGMENT
7. PERPETUAL FLAME OF CENTRALIA
8. MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER
9. THE SOLITARY BRETHREN OF EPHRATA
The video for the lead single was all done by Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota).
Lingua Ignota shared this: “The first single is about loneliness, absence and the inevitability of God’s judgement. It also references an obscure 18th century legend of the Pennsylvania Dutch, in which a cruel ironmaster throws his beloved dogs into his furnace and they return to drag him down to hell. (Overcome with a sudden vision he screamed, “here they come, the hellish pack, they’ve come to drag me back” and promptly died. A line from Herzog’s Woyzeck: “dance and sweat and stink. He will get you in the end. I made the music video myself with a two week deadline. When I say I made myself I mean I made it completely myself. I shot it. I styled it. I scouted locations, and wrote the treatment, directed it. There was no other person “on set” ever. I learned how to use a drone. I also learned to use not-particularly-intuitive Adobe Premier Pro, and edited it alone learning sequencing and color grading as I went. That I did did it alone is as much part of the artistic statement as anything else. There are very specific nods to Herzog, Tarkovsky, Parajanov, Jodorowsky, Judy Chicago, Malick ,a touch of Von Trier. I could never be what they are, and I’m not trying, but i wanted to honor my great loves. Every symbol is heavy with intention. Red smoke is an ongoing motif of my record as the Blood of Jesus, that which absolves and cleanses and sets free,and that which is corrupted and destroys. Implied absence but looming presence. Seeking absolution. There are many constraints when you make something alone, but you’re also limited only by yourself. Remember this when you’re alone.”
Hayter made the album using traditional instruments from the Appalachian region, collaborating once again with Seth Manchester, and Sinner Get Ready also features performances and arrangements from multi-instrumentalist and composer Ryan Seaton and banjo playing from J Mamana.
As of yet no tour dates have been announced for the USofA (or Tijuana).