Lingua Ignota announces new record, SINNER GET READY, out on August 6th via Sargent House
Kristin Hayter, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, performance artist and vocalist known as Lingua Ignota, has announced her Sargent House debut, SINNER GET READY. The follow up to her critically acclaimed break out record CALIGULA, SINNER GET READY is an unsettling portrait of devotion and betrayal, judgement and consequence, set in the derelict landscape of rural Pennsylvania, a neglected region deeply embedded with a particularly god-fearing brand of Christianity, and where Hayter was living during the record’s inception. With SINNER GET READY, Hayter continues to build on the mythology she has created with ALL BITCHES DIE and CALIGULA, but renegotiates and dismantles her own aesthetic language. She abandons any previous industrial grandeur and multi-genre approach, instead focusing on creating dissonance with traditional instruments of the Appalachian region. SINNER GET READY was created with Hayter’s primary collaborator, producer and engineer Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in Rhode Island, with additional arrangements and performances from multi-instrumentalist and composer Ryan Seaton, and banjo-playing from J. Mamana.
The announcement comes alongside a video for the record’s first single, “PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE”, which was directed, shot and edited by Hayter herself using remarkable imagery and the landscapes of rural Pennsylvania – you can watch the video below this article. The song reflects on the inevitability of God’s judgment, evoking the legend of an 18th-century ironmaster whose dogs return to drag him down to hell after he throws them all into his furnace in a rage.
SINNER GET READY will be released on August 6th via Sargent House. Physical and digital pre-orders are available here.