new Sol Invictus album

Sol Invictus – Thrones CD (TURSA 029CD)

Matt Howden, Sally Doherty, Karl Blake, Eric Roger and RenĂ© Rosen join Tony Wakeford in what is in many ways a continuation of the path started with ‘The Hill of Crosses’. The toe is dipped a little further into the bathwater of warped jazz and those with a liking for Ennio Morricone should not be too disappointed, especially with the fine trumpet work from Eric Roger.

The almost de rigour Karl Blake solo is a particularly fine example on the final track ‘In the Blink of a Star’. Lyrically the album is a little more cryptic than some Sol Invictus releases but there is still plenty of misery for those who like to wallow.