Neo goth, philosophy-bothering cacophonist Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has joined forces with a kindred spirit in the rangy form of industrial agitator and all-round ‘renaissance’ man Thirlwell (Foetus).
This collaboration, initially conceived as a performance for the Guggenheim Museum, is a reimagined suite of tracks from Danilova’s previous album, 2011’s ‘Conatus’ (Clash review).
Stripped bare as branches, the songs have become even more striking in this context, skeletal components restructured around sonorous strings and an occasionally blistering vocal.
Refined, and dangerously decadent.
Words: Anna Wilson
- - -
- - -
Get the best of Clash on your iPhone - download the app here