Missy Mazzoli, Victoire, Glenn Kotche, Lorna Dune - Vespers for a New Dark Age
LabelNew Amsterdam Records, 2015
"A Thousand Tongues (Lorna Dune Remix)" Vocals by
Victoire's sophomore effort is officially on the way, and Krier's gorgeous ambient landscape of synths applied to "A Thousand Tongues", the first song from the project, is a taste of how far they might go. Victoire's music has always felt liminal, a thought on the verge of expressing itself, so when the vocalist enters three minutes to the "A Thousand Tongues", it feels like a minor revelation. The lyrics are full of miscommunications, silences, misconceptions. The video footage, meanwhile, comes from clips of Mauricio Kagel's 1967 avant-garde film Solo, which Krier has cut up and reedited. It is a mute, strange, and potent accompaniment to the most striking and uncanny music Victoire have ever made.