Suzanne Langille & Neel Murgai - Come When the Raven Calls LPFamily Vineyard
Come When The Raven Calls is the second album by Suzanne Langille and Neel Murgai after more than two decades performing together. Langille fuses the rawness of Ameri- can spiritual blues with Murgai's trance-like percussion and multi-note vocal overtones. The duo are unmatched in their timeless approach to song, a structure they summon from a tinder of melody or thundering charge of the Persian daf. A lyricist as well as vocalist, Langille is devoted to the spo- ken word. She pulls the listener into a world of ecstatic sor- row and rage that leaves them transformed as a witness to survival. These nine songs are testimonies to death, sorrow and loss. Yet in "Bury Myself Where I Stand," a song written by Langille's sister, the late blues singer Laurette Langille, she summons defiance and freedom. Langille's first recordings were on a string of rare, self-re- leased 1980s LPs with guitarist Loren Connors. Later, she fronted Haunted House, the defunct downtown 'blues rock' improv-combo with Murgai and Connors. Murgai is a multi- instrumental performer, composer and co-founder of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a raga inspired musician's collec- tive. Limited edition of 300 copies, comes with lyric sheet.