Lisa Cuthbert celebrates the cathartic process of bringing Hextapes to life on vinyl, courtesy of Iron Bonehead Productions. Now let us gather, shrouded in drones and haunting melodies to welcome light through the gloom of the hex-cave...
Drawing praise from all corners of the music spectrum, and counting names such as Andrew Eldritch and Tom G Warrior as fans, Lisa Cuthbert has built a cult following across the globe. With her unique blend of Celtic influences, haunting melodies, and drones, she transports the listener through the darkness and into the light. Having also featured as vocalist for acts including the Sisters of Mercy, Draconian, Duncan Patterson (ex-Anathema), and Helevorn, and appearing alongside King Dude, Wovenhand, Ulver, and Marillion, she is no stranger to the live sphere.
Initially released via Bandcamp and as a limited-edition cassette, Hextapes is now taking on new life as a vinyl and live tour, thanks to Iron Bonehead Productions, who will release the album on limited-edition vinyl on August 25th.
Says Cuthbert, "Torn between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, at a crossroads of cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds, the objective was to focus my energy on creating something, and then to put it out into the universe where it would then make the changes I asked of it."
In a deliberate step away from the loudness war of modern mastering, Hextapes is a physical manifestation of emotion, expression, and environment. Recorded in her home studio, the Hex-cave, Hextapes captures a moment in time, journeying through emotions of sanctuary and loss, and encapsulating the physical landscape around. Using lo-fi techniques and home-recorded samples of howling wind and rain beating against the window, Hextapes takes on a new dimension, delivering a raw sound which transports the listener to another world.