Vatican Shadow - Kneel Before Religious Icons (LP) (Hospital Productions)

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Vatican Shadow - Kneel Before Religious Icons (LP) (Hospital Productions)
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Hospital Productions’ 2019 vinyl edition of the rare, 4 x tape boxset (2011) issued by Type on LP in 2012. Features 8 tracks of the earliest Vatican Shadow material, written during 2010

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Before another Vatican Shadow release appears on vinyl for the first time early next year, Hospital Productions reissue a killer 2011 tape release on a 2019 vinyl pressing after appearing on a long sold-out LP edition for Type in 2012

Remastered and slightly edited from the original 4 x tape boxset, ‘Kneel Before Religious Icons’ reasserts its place in the pantheon of Vatican Shadow’s prized early releases which, with the benefit of hindsight, arguably amount to one of this past decade’s definitive projects.

Originally recorded in 2010, the album’s eight tracks revolve some of the first material recorded by Dominick Fernow in this mode, aside from his then better known work as Prurient. At the time, Fernow was still working under cover of anonymity and this release in particular only aided in heightening the intrigue and fascination surrounding this project and the way it eerily resonated with the both the redrawing of geopolitical borders and those between industrial, ambient, noise and techno styles.

The album contains one of the most valued VS outings in ‘Worshippers At The Same Mosque’, with its pall of synth pads, needly harpsichord and stepping drums patently influenced by Muslimgauze, while the parade ground trample of ‘Church Of All Images’ - which would form the basis for a now classic Regis remix issued by Blackest Ever Black - adds up to one of the project’s most militant numbers along with the scudding, bombed-out terrain of ‘Gods Representative on Earth’ and ’Shooter In The Same Uniform as The Soldiers’.

As an historic document of the time and a gripping album in its own right, ‘Kneel Before Religious Icons’ holds tight among Vatican Shadow’s most crucial and convincing communiques.

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Artist Vatican Shadow
Label Hospital Productions
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Experimental
Release Date 21 Nov 2019
Track 1 Position A1
Track 1 Title Chopper Crash Marines' Names Released
Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/01_Vatican_Shadow_Chopper_Crash_Marines_Names_Released.mp3
Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title Harbingers Of Things To Come
Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/02_Vatican_Shadow_Harbingers_Of_Things_To_Come.mp3
Track 3 Position A3
Track 3 Title Gods Representative On Earth
Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/03_Vatican_Shadow_Representative_On_Earth.mp3
Track 4 Position A4
Track 4 Title Shooter In The Same Uniform As The Soldiers
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Track 5 Position B1
Track 5 Title Worshippers At The Same Mosque
Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/05_Vatican_Shadow_Worshippers_At_The_Same_Mosque.mp3
Track 6 Position B2
Track 6 Title Missing HMM364 Squadron Purple Foxes Assassins
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Track 7 Position B3
Track 7 Title Church Of All Images
Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/07_Vatican_Shadow_Church_Of_All_Images.mp3
Track 8 Position B4
Track 8 Title Final Victory: Christ Became A Man And Had Truly Assumed Human Nature
Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HOS-644/08_Vatican_Shadow_Final_Victory_Christ_Became_A_Man_And_Had_Truly_Assumed_Human_Nature.mp3
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