Hyper Rituals is the debut LP from Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band released via Shefﬁeld’s Evil Hoodoo Records.
Forming the foundations of The Pleasure Temple’s mythology, Hyper Rituals presents three slabs of ritualistic noise, that sashay between heavy-psych, krautrock and free-jazz. From the outset, frenzied walls of sound attack the listener with manic laughter, crushing drums and wailing guitars; The Pleasure Temple are out to indoctrinate the listener, screaming insistent mantras with sectarian urgency.
A skeletal framework runs throughout the record of urgent, simplistic percussion driven riffs, bounding towards inﬁnity with Sweat’s domineering shrieks juxtaposed perfectly against the distant, echoing beauty of Hoezelle’s chants.
Ideas of power and pleasure are explored across the record. Joyous beauty found within the insanity of their rapturous noise – a search for divinity within the sheer intensity and mania of it all.
Whilst bearing much similarity to Girl Sweat’s previous releases (primitive garage rock repetitivity and intense noise interludes) Hyper Rituals is an altogether much larger sound – fully utilising the barrage created by the further 7 cult members.
True to their notorious live performances, Hyper Rituals was recorded live at Mill Unitarian Chapel in Leeds.
The release will be accompanied by a series of shows throughout the UK as well as a two part music video for Rite To Power. The ﬁrst video created by and featuring Sweat and Hoezelle details an occult midnight ritual in the French countryside, released with the announcement of the record. The latter will be a live performance video in conjunction with IMPATV released when the record drops on March 24th.
Tracks will be featured on Aural Delights over coming weeks and the album can be pre-ordered here.