Boomkat Product Review:
Valentina Magaletti and Al Wootton (fka Deadboy) reunite as Holy Tongue for an all-star debut album headmelt featuring additional instrumentation from Steve Beresford, Abraham Parker and Susumu Mukai and sounding something like a cross between a soundtrack to an Emir Kusturica film, Om’s dub 45’s and Japan’s peerless Goat crew. In other words - supremely sick gear.
“Following on from a trilogy of critically acclaimed EPs, Holy Tongue present their debut album. Formed in 2018 as a studio project by producer and musician Al Wootton and percussionist Valentina Magaletti, Holy Tongue has transitioned into a full band with the addition of Susumu Mukai.
On Deliverance And Spiritual Warfare the band present their most focused work yet, fully exploring their diverse influences, from the opening Andalusian catholic march to heavyweight dub via jazz, post punk, mystical percussion tracks and techno. Featuring guest appearances from the legendary Steve Beresford on prepared piano, and Abraham Parker and David Wootton on brass.”