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Sounds | Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter - All Of My Friends Are Going To Hell

Jawadde, de dame die recent het 'juk' Lingua Ignota van zich afscheurde, slaat terug met een bezwerende nieuwe song. Nu ja, song, het is eerder een klagende, predikende chant ondersteund door een beperkt, maar oh zo efficiënt, instrumentarium.

Ben ik hier nu zo wild van? Niet echt, maar het greep wel mijn volle aandacht.

SAVED! verschijnt op 20 oktober 2023 via Perpetual Flame Ministries.


Kristin Hayter, the interdisciplinary artist formerly known as Lingua Ignota, has announced SAVED!, the debut album under her new moniker, Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter. Sonically and thematically, the record is both a logical conclusion to and a significant departure from Hayter’s previous work. Mirroring her personal evolution away from pain, she sheds the moniker that made her successful for its unflinching expression of lived trauma and instead builds herself anew, claiming her full given name, determined to see value within. Today hear the first song, “ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE GOING TO HELL”, which arrives with a video that follows Hayter into baptism. The video was filmed, directed, & edited in its entirety by Hayter.

Musically, while she continues to use historical avant-garde techniques and formal constraints superimposed over accessible frameworks, she also strips down her instrumentation and degrades audio to provide a sense of musicological antiquity. Similar to Lingua Ignota, the record is steeped in pathos, but now the wrath of God gives way to His deliverance: “His boundless love shall make you whole.” SAVED! is an apocalyptic revelation on the complex, sometimes ugly, always nonlinear process of healing. Herein, Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter documents an earnest attempt to achieve salvation through the tenets of charismatic Christianity, focusing on the Pentecostal-Holiness Movement, which dictates that one’s closeness to God is demonstrated through transcendental personal experience. Consisting of both gospel standards and originals, Hayter worked with long-time collaborator Seth Manchester to achieve a sound that is without era or place, high-fidelity recordings of each song were committed to a 4-track recorder, and then further degraded in a series of small half-broken cassette players. The result is an artifact that sounds lost to decay, forgotten, as though never meant to be heard. This is all in service of the message -- that in its quest for salvation and healing SAVED! is a renunciation of life.


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