The new Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus album, Songs of Yearning, is perhaps their most coherent work to date. However, the path that led to it was a fascinating one and a number of pieces either changed enormously or simply didn't fit into the main album. It was felt that these pieces were of real value and that it'd be an enormous shame for them to languish unreleased so the decision was taken to release them as a companion album. Nocturnes is perhaps more sprawling, less tightly-focussed than Songs..., but these are more than mere outtakes.
like the waters
near to the beginning
toujours pour la première fois
RAIJ are Paul Boyce, Jon Egan, Leslie Hampson, Jessie Main, Eliza Carew, Zander Mavor, Hannah Harper
Recorded at Sound Gallery, Exeter, engineered by Duncan Chave.
Produced by Nick Halliwell and RAIJ.
Mastered by Nick Halliwell and Jason Mitchell at LOUD Mastering, Taunton.