It's been ages since we've heard from this brilliant cosmic act. Ever since their 2013 second album, Another, in fact. Well, it appears that they're back with Incubo Sintetico - an EP in which they tackle music from classic John Carpenter horror films. "Car Obsession" is a suitably moody 80s synth haunter, "Christine", from the film of the same name, is perky, accelerated Italo disco, "The Fog" is theatrical analogue synth creepiness and "Napoleon" wraps it all up in fluffy electronic cotton wool.
London's legendary Honest Jons Records has lined up a rather special release schedule for the new year, and this first release by Crying Lion is just a taster of what's to come from the Ladbroke Grove massive. Recorded in a church in Glasgow by several members of Trembling Bells, this LP contains all elements of the mystical and magical, gliding across nine songs of medieval folk chanting peppered with a dash of electro-acoustic wonder. It's music for true outsiders and an album guaranteed to transport you into a distant world, a different sort of atmosphere. It's also a fine addition to the label's stellar catalogue. There's plenty more to come from both the imprint and artists. A must have, don't miss it.