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Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit - New Vinyl 2 Lp 2018 MVKA Limited Edition 180 gram Pressing on Purple Vinyl with Triple Gatefold Jacket - Black Metal / Avant Garde / Heavy Blues

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Street Date: 6/8/18

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new Zeal & Ardor album ‘Stranger Fruit’ Mixing blues, gospel, and soul with harsher music has opened up a world of possibilities for Gagneux. Previously creating as a one man solo effort, the immense interest and critical acclaim Zeal & Ardor attracted upon release of debut album Devil Is Fine, has led to the project becoming a fully-fledged, internationally-touring band. After months hidden away, crafting the new songs for Stranger Fruit, Gagneux entered the studio with producer Zebo Adam and mixer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Nails). While the finished sound is larger and heavier, it is still unmistakably Zeal & Ardor. The diverse yet cohesive nature of the sixteen tracks on Stranger Fruit is designed to encourage the listener to dig a little deeper and find their own meaning in its words. In contrast to first LP Devil Is Fine, these songs are deliberately intended to play off each other both lyrically and musically. While the record seethes with a justifiable rage, its wider-reaching aim is to unify, not divide, and to inspire action, not inertia. Elements of a bleak melancholy are tempered by hope. Superficially, the album tells small isolated stories, but there are also references to the Goetia, Yoruba, and obscure occult literature and history within.


Side A Side B
01 Intro
02 Gravedigger's Chant
03 Servants
04 Don't You Dare
01 Fire Of Motion
02 The Hermit
03 Row Row
04 Ship On Fire
Side C Side D
01 Waste
02 You Ain't Coming Back
03 The Fool
04 We Can't Be Found
01 Stranger Fruit
02 Solve
03 Coagula
04 Built On Ashes