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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Abigail Knudson: Religion EP

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Abigail Knudson: Religion EP

Call me Catholic (I used to be), but the sound of Gregorian chants always gets me to sit up and listen, and from the intro to the title track this superb EP delivers. Just three tracks here, but each is an absolute gem. Digitally released, it is vaguely referenced as ‘classical, hip hop, pop’. It is that and more. Not easy listening for the faint of heart – there is gravitas. We are in Florence, Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes, Dead Can Dance territory. Being lazy you could go for a gothic Lorde… but we need more than one female musical saviour. This Dunedin artist has been producing musical gems for not much more than a few years, making this EP an even more absolutely stunning achievement. Religion, Crazy, and I Wear Blue are all are available singly – along with other uniquely special tracks. You need to watch out for Abigail Knudson. She’s totally spellbinding.