One speaks and a thousand misunderstand where millions are silent and a thunderous applause erupts where chatter overwhelms humility and gossip destroys worlds the tongues wag, the ears flap and the mind creates a wall everything has been said but no one has understood talking with conviction and concluding that knowledge is easy and effects a multitude of expanding smokescreens around truth.
Spirit In A Meat Suit is the latest release and final chapter in The Circle Of Confusion Of Tongues trilogy by Babal on Melodic Revolution Records.
And so into 2021 with Babal and the completion of the Circle Of Confusion Of Tongues series. Cancer, Covid and Conservatism impacted the band in no small ways; these massive life-changing events notwithstanding, Babal have produced an incredible lockdown legacy of words, music and rhythms of ferocious tenacity. Fired by the sheer will to survive, tempered with the faith in Universal chaos and balance, Babal make each song an epiphanic journey across illness, narcissism, money culture and authentic living in the face of either shit or sugar. Fired by the sheer will to survive, tempered with the faith in Universal chaos and balance.
Karen Langley’s vocals and arrangements are focused, yet refuse rigidity; the flow of her unique style is celebrated in this album, one that she admits she thought would remain unfinished.
Rob William`s guitars and musical composition are at their most eloquent; his undaunted determination throughout Karen’s, and his cancer became a spiritual mission to carefully sew together a divine collaboration and produce something so much bigger than those 3 big C’s.
Jon Sharp, as ever, refines and pulls together the pieces as the third, long-time rhythmic powerhouse of the power of 3.
Karen Langley – Vocals, lyrics, arrangements
Rob Williams – Guitars/synthesis
Jon Sharp – Drums
Music and Lyrics – Rob Williams and Karen Langley
Spirit In A Meat Suit – Tracklisting:
1. Puss In Boots
2. Spirit In A Meat Suit
4. Dead Centre
5. Never Play Golf On Sunday
7. Kraken Kommandant
8. Remember The Dead
9. Through Hardship To The Stars