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SAVED! is an apocalyptic revelation on the complex, sometimes ugly, always nonlinear process of healing. Herein, Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter documents an earnest attempt to achieve salvation through the tenets of charismatic Christianity, focusing on the Pentecostal-Holiness Movement, which dictate that one’s closeness to God is demonstrated through transcendental personal experience. Sonically and thematically, the record is both a logical conclusion to and a significant departure from Hayter’s previous work as Lingua Ignota.

Mirroring her personal evolution away from pain, she sheds the moniker that made her successful for its unflinching expression of lived trauma and instead builds herself anew, claiming her full given name, determined to see value within. Musically, while she continues to use historical avant-garde technique and formal constraints superimposed over accessible frameworks, she also strips down her instrumentation and degrades audio to provide a sense of musicological antiquity. Similar to Lingua Ignota, the record is steeped in pathos, but now the wrath of God gives way to His deliverance: “His boundless love shall make you whole.”

Tracklist

SIDE A
1. I’M GETTING OUT WHILE I CAN
2. ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE GOING TO HELL
3. THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD
4. IDUMEA
5. I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
6. PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND

SIDE B
7. MAY THIS COMFORT AND PROTECT YOU
8. THE POOR WAYFARING STRANGER
9. NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS
10. I KNOW HIS BLOOD CAN MAKE ME WHOLE
11. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING