The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus
Taking their name from a fictional terrorist group in Luis Bunuel’s ‘That Obscure Object of Desire’, The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus (RAIJ) blend spoken word, traditional European folk, world/tribal music, and industrial/experimental sounds. RAIJ’s music is often described as apocalyptic folk and has drawn comparisons to Current 93 and Dead Can Dance. RAIJ were formed in Liverpool and describe their eclectic and seemingly postmodern creative method as an act of restoration rather than deconstruction. Referencing the trans figurative nature of Orthodox iconography, they have defined their work as the pursuit of a deeper truth and a more elusive beauty. Their intensely spiritual, meditative and sometimes unsettling pieces have also been compared to artists as diverse as Scott Walker, The Velvet Underground and composers Arvo Pärt and John Taverner.
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