Father Murphy return to the blog this week, for potentially the last time.
It took us a while. Their final record, Rising, was released at the end of April. But it’s a dense, sombre record that took much turning to the light to find our way in.
Our entry was Gradual. The third track on the album. A parade of the dead. A place for mud and souls. A visceral lament for the dead Father
Theirs is a sound that seems utterly, irredeemably, human. A merging of the voice and the organ and the skin of the drum. Drums that seem to haunt forests. Drums that summon the dead. Drums that speak of hidden ritual, of finality. Theirs is a final stand against our cybernetic future. An appeal to a deeper power to save us from the machines.
Ritual came out on Avant! Records on April 20th. You can get it right here.