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Holy Tongue | III 12" EP

Amidah Records

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**Warehouse Find**  The third and final instalment in Holy Tongue's long sold out and much in demand series of eponymous EPs dating back to 2022.

Al Wootton and Valentina Magaletti delivery another essential selection of deep and dubby post-punk delights here.

Proceedings kick off with the stripped back dancefloor ready dub-funk of 'Spirit Mask' which with its snaking bassline and staccato drums is the perfect attention grabbing palate cleanser to open the record. This is followed by the heavier and more textured 'Between the Vessel and the Light' which slows things down and adds some gently building melodies. The result sounds a bit like a live instrumentation version of dub techno (a genre which Wootton has aptly displayed his expertise with on other records) and the addition of some welcome secondary instrumental touches and FX give the whole thing a lovely deep organic rootsy feel.

Flip the record over for another expert display of dub minimalism in the shape of the sparse yet extremely funky 'Seven Arrows.' The centre piece here is the seismic driving bassline which cuts through the sub aquatic atmospherics like a deadly nuclear submarine. The finale is the darkly beautiful ambient dub of 'Rivers Cannot Wash It Away' which really is a thing of great beauty. Haunting, mesmerising and all encompassing it feels like the soundtrack to some ancient mystical ritual hinted at by the distinctive artwork on the record sleeve. A fitting epitaph to an excellent record.

Unplayed mint copies available. 

You can also check out some amazing footage of the band live in session here.

1. Spirit Mask 
2. Between the Vessel and the Light
3. Seven Arrows
4. Rivers Cannot Wash It Away