Sinner Get Ready, the latest album from musician Kristin Hayter, combines pain, urgency and traditional Appalachian instruments. With one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2021, the American artist is embarking on her final tour under her current artistic moniker, Lingua Ignota, and plans to say goodbye to the previous two albums she’s released in recent years. On Saturday, May 20, at the New Libeň Synagogue in Palmovka, she will also present her compatriot Midwife, whose dense and uplifting musical expression balances on the border of ambient, metal and dream pop.
Lingua Ignota’s work mixes deep emotions, strong experiences and traumas that the musician has gone through. But the heartfelt songs also speak to the composer’s complicated relationship with Christianity or the Pennsylvania landscape and general environment in which she lived. The instruments Hayter works with on Sinner Get Ready come from this environment as well, gradually using them to develop wavering melodies and dissonant harmonies.