ESBEN AND THE WITCH 'A New Nature'
Third album from Esben and The Witch, released on their own label. Produced by Steve Albini in Chicago, stripping back their sound & taking out a lot of the electronic matter, instead forging even more expansive songs with more live-feeling sonics. 'Blood Teachings' is a good case in point, with its swans-esque heaving repetition providing a soundbed over which Rachel Davies unfurls a mesmeric vocal, not dissimilar to former Albini collaborator PJ Harvey, building to a razing, fuzzed crescendo. the band describe the record as "Naked, Unadorned & Raw" - exactly as this band always should be. To be played loud for full impact!