Niscitam is the debut solo LP from Blake Scott, also well known as a member of Melbourne three-piece The Peep Tempel. Piercing lyrics and memorable hooks are specialties of Scott. So are surprises, and Niscitam is filled with them. Blake strikes a visceral opening note on Bone Heavy: "Where Have I Crashed? Some strange land without language. My bones heavy, the sun savage on my skin." The scortched funk of Fever follows, a masterwork of precision and barely-contained chaos. Each song hits its mark with confidence, from sprawling centrepiece The Plainsman (named, in part, for a novel by Australian author Gerald Murnane) to the burning social commentary of Kalashnikov. Blake partnered with multi-instrumentalist and engineer John Lee to produce the album at Phaedra Studios in Melbourne with musicians Jacey Ashton and Nick Finch. All gang vocals and group harmonies performed by Jacey Ashton, Nick Finch, Olivia Bartley, Grace Kindellan and Andre Fazio.
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