Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus1

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The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus (RAIJ) are an experimental post-rock music ensemble formed in Liverpool in 1985. Their emotionally-charged soundscapes combine ethereal vocals, acoustic instrumentation, field-recordings with occasional hard-edged brutalism. Although difficult to categorise, RAIJ’s music borrows from a wide canvass of sacred and world-music sources drawing comparisons with holy-minimalist classical composers Henryk Gorecki and Arvo Part. They gained an initial reputation for their radically immersive multi-media performances utilizing multiple projections, ritualized action, field recordings and live music. Their impromptu and often unannounced appearances in abandoned industrial spaces merged moments of sublime beauty with uncompromising and harrowing intensity. Founder members Les Hampson, Jon Egan and Paul Boyce later described RAIJ as “a project to interrupt the consumption of music.”

The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus (RAIJ) are an experimental post-rock music ensemble formed in Liverpool in 1985. Their emotionally-charged soundscapes combine ethereal vocals, acoustic instrumentation, field-recordings with occasional hard-edged brutalism. Although difficult to categorise, RAIJ’s music borrows from a wide canvass of sacred and world-music sources drawing comparisons with holy-minimalist classical composers Henryk Gorecki and Arvo Part. They gained an initial reputation for their radically immersive multi-media performances utilizing multiple projections, ritualized action, field recordings and live music. Their ...

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Past Gigs Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus1

  • 03 | 2016 Tallinn Tallinn Music Week
  • 02 | 2016 Liverpool LEAF
  • 08 | 2015 Northampton Greenbelt Festival UK
  • 06 | 2015 Leipzig WGT Festival

Discography Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus1

  • 2015 Beauty will save the world Album | Occultation
  • 2015 Gift of Tears Remix | Feral Sounds
  • 2014 After The End Album | Infrastition
  • 1995 Paradis EP | Apoclalyptic Vision
  • 1990 Mirror Album | Probe Plus
  • 1987 Gift of Tears Album | Probe Plus

Media

  • Video Before the Ending of the Day
  • Video The Revolutionary Army of t...
  • Video The Revolutionary Army of t...
  • Video The Revolutionary Army of t...

Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Founded

  • 1985

Members

  • Paul Boyce Clarinet and keyboards
  • Jon Egan Harmonium, guitar, cello
  • Les Hampson Percussion, keyboards, guitar
  • Jess Main Voice,
  • Eliza Carew Cello
  • Hannah Harper Flute, piana
  • Zander Mavor Guitar, bass

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