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Invictus Arduis

by Danielle Dax

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VivoActive Not being keen on using a smartphone, the battery of my feature phone was low so I put the sim card on my smart phone. Then accidentally I opened the page to see if this item is available for purchase. It wasn't. Had to refresh to see it, then I clicked "buy" and paid through the phone, successfully. After some seconds it sold out. Glad I got a copy of the first new release for two decades by the lovely experimental musician. The soundscape by the great David Knight is amazing. Thank you.
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Andy Goz Listening to this is like hearing the soundtrack to my dreamworld made flesh. Fantastic! Favorite track: Cutting The Last Sheaf/Born To Be Bad (excerpt).
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martin france Yes! more of this please. I really hope there is an album lurking...
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    Danielle Dax first came to prominence as vocalist, flautist, saxophonist and keyboardist with the avant-garde music group The Lemon Kittens. Since then, she’s won respect and acclaim for her work as an interior/garden designer, actress and fine artist. Meanwhile, her career as a solo music artist, boasts a brace of influential albums including the deeply experimental ‘Pop-Eyes’ and the catchy, melodic world of ‘Blast The Human Flower’.

    Hollywood actress Chloe Sevigny told Pitchfork of her love of Dax’s album ‘Jesus Egg That Wept’: “It’s just perfect: dancey and weird and wild... and punky and all the things I love about music all on one record.”

    In recent years, Dax and long time collaborator David Knight of UnicaZürn, have developed a collection of spoken word pieces, under the title Invictus Arduis. These works combine intricate electronic soundscapes with Dax’s distinctive voice and inventive texts. ‘Invictus Arduis’ is the first opportunity to hear selections from this astonishing body of new work.

    Side 1: ‘Cutting The Last Sheaf’/’Born To Be Bad’. A dark, sinister soundscape of wet earth and sparkling spikes is the perfect setting for Dax’s tremulous intonation: ‘I am the one with the cold brash heart, pacing the field with my harvest moon face’.

    Side 2: ‘Whistling For His Love’. In contrast to Side 1, here, Dax’s tender, high vocal floats above beautiful pulsing synth tones: ‘Up in the hills and through the trees, his memories still haunt me.’ This is an evocative, moving and mesmerising composition.

    “As dark, bright, disturbing, sexy, arty, wordy, weird, sparkly, excessive, obsessive and rock’n’roll as you’d expect.” - The Guardian

    “Wildly inventive... wonderfully strange.” - Louder Than War

    Heaven’s Lathe are privileged to be releasing Dax’s first new recorded work for over 25 years. The fact these pieces are so strange and unique makes this release even more special. The single comes in lathe cut transparent vinyl, in a strictly limited run of 100, whilst the sleeve artwork features a stunning unseen painting by Dax herself.


    Transparent 7” high quality stereo lathe cut vinyl with engraved Heavens Lathe logo. 230gsm sleeve. Black inner sleeve with PVC protective sleeve. Includes digital download of the full length tracks.

    The vinyl will ship within a polylined inner sleeve. Includes a 'lathe cut' care card.

    Limited edition of 100, hand numbered.


    Heaven’s Lathe artists are curated by writer, broadcaster and DJ Graham Duff. All lathe cutting and engineering by Michael Lawrence (Bladud Flies!). Designed by Lauren Winton (Bladud Flies!).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Invictus Arduis via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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A grand? Not really. With this release we can't actually offer you the digital files only. But BC rules mean we have to put a price here. Sorry.


released November 4, 2022


Performed and Produced by Danielle Dax

Recorded in June 2005 during preparations for the 11th International Poetry Festival in Genoa, Italy

DANIELLE DAX - Voice, Electronics
DAVID KNIGHT - Electronics

Cover Painting by Danielle Dax

Sleeve design - Stephen Thrower


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HEAVEN’S LATHE is dedicated to bringing out the highest quality lathe cut 7" singles, featuring both influential artists and emerging performers in a sweep of genres.

We will be releasing a new limited edition single each month. Strictly limited to an edition of 100 on either black or transparent vinyl.

Curated by Graham Duff.

Made by Bladud Flies!

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