Grey Lantern presents
Rising: A Requiem for Father Murphy
The Italian duo's final tour as Father Murphy
+ Mésange + A-Sun Amissa
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Rising. A Requiem For Father Murphy is the latest and final offering from the iconic Italian occult duo, Father Murphy, who will be releasing the record with post-punk Italian label, Avant! Records and the eclectic Philadelphia taste-makers, Ramp Local. Composed in the classical Requiem format, Rising follows the «Trilogy of the Cross», a series of records that recounts the journey of the fictional character Father Murphy, and subsequently the band itself. The album was mixed and mastered by long-time collaborator Gregory Saunier (Deerhoof), who is instrumental in helping craft Father Murphy's sonic descent over the years.
With Rising, the legend of Father Murphy reaches its culmination. Having gone from religious fanatic, to heretic priest, and ultimately concealing to his final fate on the cross, Rising is the moment Father
Murphy finally meets his death. Taking the form of a requiem, Rising will be the final album from Father Murphy. It brings an end to a journey into faith; one longing for salvation and embracing failure.
Across the Italian occult duo’s 2015 ‘Trilogy of the Cross’ (the Calvary cassingle, Croce LP, and Lamentations EP) Father Murphy’s sound reached down into grave new depths, more inspired than ever by music from their Catholic heritage. They’ve long been integrating a wider variety of field recordings, empty space, drones, and sonic processes alongside their core elements of pounding
percussion, ecclesiastical organs, gnarled guitars, and ritualistic chanting. Again working with longtime mixer/masterer Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Rising takes the group’s music into new territory.