Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Burial Hex / Zola Jesus - Split

This 12" has been out for awhile but I just snagged a copy before it sold out. Put out by Aurora Borealis, this was the second press on clear vinyl limited to 350 copies. I bought it for the Zola Jesus side but ended up really enjoying Burial Hex's creepy horror electronics. I'd love to hear more but with 46 releases out so far, it's hard to know where to start. With my compulsive collecting habits that could be a really bad idea. The Zola Jesus side is one 19 minute long song titled Julius & Ethel. It's pretty different to her last few releases, with this being more experimental electronics. Very dark stuff and Nika's distinctive vocals sound like a wailing ghost.