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ARTIST
TITLE
The Gift of Tears
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LOGOS7DF 043LP LOGOS7DF 043LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2015

Following the 2015 release of the first album by Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus since 1990 (Beauty Will Save the World (LOGOS7DF 042LP)), the band's 1987 debut, The Gift of Tears, is now available for the first time since its original release. One of the most overlooked releases to come out of the experimental music scene in mid-'80s England, The Gift of Tears has remained largely unknown, albeit highly sought-after in collectors' circles. Originally released on the Probe Plus label in 1987, it remains an undeniably essential archetype of performance art set to music. The Liverpool outfit built their reputation on their extraordinary immersive multimedia performances, which combined multiple layers of visual imagery with elements of ritual, enigmatic samples, field recordings, and mesmeric live music, later drawing comparisons to the apocalyptic folk of Current 93. RAIJ have mainly avoided interviews or media attention, which has elevated the mystery surrounding the band, its origin, and subsequent cult following. To this day, RAIJ have continued to let their music do the talking. There is something to be said for a band that created an album so enigmatic yet familiar that, with time, still proves that beauty truly never fades. Revised artwork, includes insert; limited edition of 1000 copies.