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PARK, KARIN

CHURCH OF IMAGINATION (PELAGIC RECORDS)

PARK, KARIN - CHURCH OF IMAGINATION 147438
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.01.2022
Label:
PELAGIC RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
147438
Barcode:
4059251474388
"Karin is different. A different kind of sexy, a different kind of magic, a different kind of joy. She is a nightmare, that cannot be defined nor harnessed, a free will as much as a force of nature.

A distant star, burning brighter. There is only one Karin Park, and this is only the beginning." - B.

Lustmord. KARIN PARK`s 5th full length studio album Church of Imagination is an exploratory musical journey through the territories of magic, religion and the power of imagination.

Recorded and produced by herself with co- producers Nick Sheldon (Blackhill) and her husband Kjetil Nernes (A°rabrot), Church of Imagination is a seamless continuation of her idiosycratic Apocalypse Pop sound that she defined with her previous album title.

"I got heavily into synths, hugely inspired by Fad Gadget and a lot of the other Daniel Miller signings for Mute in the early 80s.

But there wasn't a female community of musicians in that scene that I could really look to as an example, so it took a while to find my feet", says Karin.

,I love pop music but I always need to dig deeper, evolve and find new territory. I easily move from Throbbing Gristle to Beyonce and back again." After a year of sold-out performances at the 1.400 capacity Folketeatere in Oslo as the lead in Les Mise'rables, touring the world with A°rabrot, and becoming a parent; Karin Park released Church Of Imagination, her first new album in five year, in early 2020.

We are now reissuing it on vinyl as an introduction to Karin's dark and beautiful cosmos for the Pelagic crowd, and we promise that the wait for a brand new Karin Park album to follow won't be long: as of September 2021, the prolific Karin has already finished the recordings of the sequel to Church Of Imagination, to be released some time in 2022.

Like Karin, Church Of Imagination is a playful affair. We sense the influence of Scott Walker, Massive Attack and Nico, it is Karin's using different elements to tell her stories.

What defines Karin the most is her ability to touch people with who she is and what she stands for.

And her imagination.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. A FOREST
  • 1.2. SHAPE OF A CHILD
  • 1.3. BLUE ROSES
  • 1.4. DANGEROUS CARESS
  • 1.5. GIVE
  • 1.6. MAGIX
  • 1.7. GLASS HOUSE
  • 1.8. OMENS TO COME
  • 1.9. EMPIRE RISING
  • 1.10. A THOUSAND MINDS
  • 1.11. LET THE FUN BEGIN
  • 1.12. THE SHARP EDGE