Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Church - Priest=Aura (1992)

Get The Church's excellent new record, Further/Deeper, right HERE.

The Church's masterpiece, Priest=Aura saw the band almost entirely abandoning the attempts at accessibility that had plagued the hit-or-miss Gold Afternoon Fix, in favor of sprawling, shimmering, anxiety-tinged compositions and their most abstract, evocative lyrics to date. It's remarkably cohesive, devoid of weak spots, and masterfully sequenced, from an enigmatic beginning, to a pleasantly opiated midsection, to a dissonant, paranoid conclusion. One of my all-time favorites.

Track listing:
1. Aura
2. Ripple
3. Paradox
4. Lustre
5. Swan Lake
6. Feel
7. Mistress
8. Kings
9. Dome
10. Witch Hunt
11. The Disillusionist
12. Old Flame
13. Chaos
14. Film

And you = me
The land = the sea
Richer = poorer
And priest = aura


  1. Great blog ! I found here Pale Saints's albuns, thank you so much for this.

  2. Thank you so very much!

  3. Haha I was just listening to this on the way in to work. Great album.