Sister Irene O'Connor: Fire of God's Love
This was just too far out not to mention. First posted over on WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, “Fire of God’s Love” is a 1976 track from trippy Australian nun Sister Irene O’Connor. For Catholic approved music it is actually surprisingly interesting, featuring haunting, reverb-laden vocals over bargain basement drum machine beats. Religious lyrics aside, it actually sounds bit like something that could be popular now, thanks to the recent low-fi dreampop craze. Strangely enough, it makes me think of an evangelical Dengue Fever.
— Jon Behm