The always-interesting Recordiau Prin label brings us an LP from Equinox, a Lancastrian spoken word outfit, with a series of collaborators.
We’ve been across the spoken word/electronica thing for a while. There’s definitely a scene here somewhere and Equinox’s It’s Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin is a tremendous addition to it.
The blurb reads “When William Blake penned his often recited poem Jerusalem about the North West of England (more specifically East Lancashire) he could almost have unwittingly been setting the scene for the work of Equinox. Those ‘dark Satanic mills’ almost a metaphor for the depression that is prevalent within the poetry and the ‘mental fight’ that has become an almost daily battle.
The poetry of Equinox takes no prisoners with subject matter ranging from male suicide to prostitution but with equal amounts of undying love and devotion, and has been set to music by several musical influencers with whom contact has been made over the last few years.”
And what a list of collaborators and influencers. There are house favourites Dementio13, Ceiling Demons, Pulco and Nat Lyon among them, with the star name being that of Vince Clarke. Yes, that one. We feature Kiss with music by Feral Five. Superb.