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King Woman - Celestial Blues

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KING WOMAN, the outfit featuring songwriter, vocalist and "tour de force of gloom and woe" (Rolling Stone) Kris Esfandiari, return with their eagerly-awaited sophomore album, Celestial Blues.
Feeling compelled to reshape the biblical archetypes that once bound her, Esfandiari has created a theatrical tale of rebellion, tragedy, and triumph - a metaphor for her own personal experiences over the years - Celestial Blues was born.
Esfandiari sets a dramatic tone for the record with "Morning Star" echoing the primeval account of Lucifer's fall from grace. Esfandiari smugly whispers: "you know it could have been you / so don't you dare judge the things that I do" - the fallen archangel in deceitful persuasion. Esfandiari is accompanied by the beastly drumming of Joseph Raygoza and Peter Arendorf's heavy-laden guitar flooding empty spaces with great fervor - masterfully stirring the listener with every sparse, emotional pluck.
KING WOMAN once again takes us to church with hardcore gospel, "Coil". "Five wounds you rape me / but I resurrect" declares Esfandiari in unhinged jubilation. Esfandiari desperately begs to be absolved in the crazed offerings of "Psychic Wound", ultimately regaining a powerful reflection of herself after a provocative and tormenting dance with the Devil.
Celestial Blues is at once a masterclass on crushing atmospheric doom, and at times a sobering take on the weightier sides of shoegaze. At the album's core, a palpable tension can be felt. Acoustic guitars soar before descending into a darkness of riff-heavy distortion. Drums build upon these moments and explode into a cacophonous groove. Esfandiari's voice remains at the forefront; somber moments lead to burning intensity and crescendo. This ebb and flow is constant.
Recorded in Oakland, California by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Amenra, Oathbreaker) Celestial Blues sees KING WOMAN take a daring step forward as one of the genre's luminaries, releasing one of the year's most evocative records.

Tracklist:

1. Celestial Blues
2. Morning Star
3. Boghz
4. Golgotha
5. Coil
6. Entwined
7. Psychic Wound
8. Ruse
9. Paradise Lost

Band: King Woman
Title: Celestial Blues
Release: 2021
Label: Relapse
Bandinfo: King Woman

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