It Is Finished When It’s Destroyed / Ghost Foxes

by The Academy Of Sun

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Here's what the people in the know are saying about The Academy of Sun...

"Highly f**king beautiful" - Julian Cope

"Opulent and eloquent" - The Quietus

"The arrangements are masterful" - Dangerous Minds

"Brilliance from the first to final second" - Louder Than War


Following on from The Academy of Sun's ambitious 2020 album The Quiet Earth, Heaven’s Lathe are proud to present two new songs from this very special Brighton based ensemble.

They refer to themselves as ‘queer, gnostic, orchestral post-punk’ and are centered on the rich vocals and nuanced song-writing of Nick Hudson. His work has been described by no lesser authority than Julian Cope as “Bill Nelson singing Scott’s ‘Angels Of Ashes’... highly fucking beautiful in a gazing together into Biba mirrors with smeared lippy kind of manner.” Whereas Dangerous Minds say “The arrangements are masterful.”

A-side ‘It Is Finished When It’s Destroyed’ is a work in two movements. Founded on squalls of feedback and a twisting bass line, the song opens with a sense of bruised optimism. Whilst the second section sees Hudson’s keening vocal riding over a battery of floor toms and fizzing synths. The song has been mixed by acclaimed US producer Randall Dunn, whose previous productions include Sunn O))), Danny Elfman, Earth and the Mandy OST. Dunn’s mix here bristles with detail and is truly cinematic in its sweep. The Academy of Sun have never sounded so glorious.

On the flip side, ‘Ghost Foxes’ is built around a constantly shuffling drum pattern and sharp slivers of staccato guitar. This is The Academy of Sun as questing rock band, with a sound suggestive of early Bad Seeds. Here, as in all their best work, the group strike a perfect balance between the cerebral and the primal.

-- Graham Duff


If you would like to purchase the DIGITAL only, please head to TAOS BC where it will be available at a later date: nickhudsonindustries.bandcamp.com

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released July 2, 2021

Written by Nick Hudson, arranged by The Academy Of Sun:
Nick Hudson, Guy Brice, Kianna Blue, Ash Babb

Vocals & synths recorded by Nick Hudson at The Lament Configuration.
Bass recorded by Kianna Blue at Alfie Towers.
A-side guitars/drums recorded by Joseph Thorpe at Brighton Electric.
B-side drums recorded by Paul Pascoe at Church Road Studios, Hove.

A-side mixed by Randall Dunn at Circular Ruin Studios NYC.
B-side mixed by Paul Pascoe at Church Road Studios Hove.

Mastered by Randall Dunn at Circular Ruin Studios NYC.

Artwork & layout by Ash Babb, Cover painting by Nick Hudson.

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