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Alive in Cappadocia

by Zola Jesus

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Desire 04:44
Skin 04:25
Siphon 03:59


Alive in Cappadocia celebrates the dominance and dynamism of Zola Jesus’s powerful voice with spellbinding live performances of “Desire” and “Into The Wild” from her new album as well as stand out classics “Skin” and “Siphon.”

Recorded in a 2,000 year old chapel these solo piano performances are simply that; Nika Rosa Danilova alone, at the piano without any additional embellishments. What you hear is Nika's commanding voice augmented only by the natural echoes and sonics of the space itself.

Created while in Turkey on the video shoot for “Lost” director Mu Tunc and Zola Jesus shot and recorded Alive in Cappadocia in the ancient chapel, historically known as Bezirhane, the remains of which were unearthed during construction of the Argos Hotel. Initially used to produce linseed oil, over its history Bezirhane also served as a monastery frequented by monks, and as a caravansary frequented by Silk Road travelers. Chosen for its historical richness, its topography, and its acoustics, this stunning space is as awe-inspiring as the performance itself.


released November 18, 2022

Music and lyrics written by Nika Roza Danilova / ZOLA JESUS (SESAC) administered by Terrorbird Publishing, LLC

Audio mixed & mastered by Randall Dunn


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Zola Jesus Merrill, Wisconsin

There is a way a voice can cut through the fascia of reality, cleaving through habit into the raw nerve of experience. Zola Jesus wields a voice that does that. Zola Jesus' latest album Arkhon is out now on Sacred Bones Records along with a special live performance Alive in Cappadocia that further celebrates the dominance and dynamism of her powerful voice. ... more

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