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Boomkat Product Review:
"'Blind Mouths Eat' is the 2nd album by The Doomed Bird of Providence. The album takes the style and content of their first long player (Will Ever Pray) into a more violent, death ridden landscape supported by a more eclectic and experimental approach to song writing, and featuring an extended line-up including Katie English aka Isnaj Dui. Thematically the album is broken into three parts with an overarching theme of helplessness in the face of terror and impending death. The first five songs loosely explore the sealers of Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, became a refuge for escaped convicts and jumped-ship seamen who were able to generate a subsistence through the selling of seal skins at a time when the seal population was in abundance. However they were unable to survive in the landscape of a sparse, windblown and isolated island without relying on those who had refined survival skills tailored to that area. As a result the sealers abducted indigenous women and their children from neighbouring islands and the South Australian coast. The abductions and the subsequent treatment of those abducted was uniformly brutal and cruel. Often attacking a tribe and taking all females, these groups would gradually die out. The next three songs are based on a locally published diary of a woman in the late 19th century. The diary discusses little but familiar goings on around her town (local events, family, ships that have arrived). At a point in the diary however she mentions waking up in the morning having coughed up blood throughout the night. In addition to this she recalls a dream she had that night of walking through a town street in a funeral march to the cemetery where a local was to be buried. The diary itself is punctuated with increasing consultations with the doctor then finishes abruptly. The woman had been suffering the symptoms of tuberculosis and had died. The last song is an instrumental that runs for almost 19 minutes."