Zola Jesus possibly releasing something called Taiga which may or may not be based on reclusive Russian family

Zola Jesus possibly releasing something called Taiga which may or may not be based on reclusive Russian family

Zola Jesus has generated a bit of mystery around what Pitchfork has jumped to the conclusion is going to be her follow-up album to the melodramatic Conatus. If you head over to her website you’ll see nothing but a clip of Zola throwing shapes around images of pines and arctic mountains, followed by the words “Taiga” and “October” accompanied by some rather chilly and dramatic beats.

Make of that what you will. Maybe it’ll be an album called Taiga released in October, maybe it’ll be an album called October distributed only in the taiga biome. Who knows?

The more beat-driven accompaniment to this mysterious clip might suggest that Taiga, whatever it is, had some input from Prefuse 73, who collaborated with Zola Jesus on the Misanthrope Meditation mix back in 2011.

Until further details are released, I’m going to assume that Taiga is going to be a musical adaptation of the true life story of the Lykov family who retreated to the taiga region of Siberia to escape the Bolsheviks in the 1930s and lived in complete, un-Soviet isolation for over 40 years surviving on nothing but their wits and what the frosty terrain tossed their way.

Should be a blast.

• Zola Jesus: http://www.zolajesus.com

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