The series of posts ‘A Singular Soundtrack’ features music videos of songs that the Decimononic’s team finds inspirational. We are most pleased to share with you songs that match the aesthetic sensibility of Decimononic and give shape to its universe.
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Who is Jeff Zentner?
Jeff Zentner lives currently in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) and is known for his work with the Southern Gothic trio Creech Holler (formed in in 2004).
His first solo album was ‘Hymns to the Darkness’ (November 2006), shortly after moving to the mountains of North Carolina from Tennessee. His second solo album was ‘The Dying Days of Summer’ (April 2009), followed by ‘A Season Lost’ (July 2012).
His songwriting is influenced by songwriters like Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen, and writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Joe Bolton, Jack Gilbert and Michael Ondaatje. His lyrics deal with time, death, memory and love.
Guests collaborators in his albums include Andria Degens (Pantaleimon, Current 93), Hannah Fury, Josie Little, Katiejane Garside (Ruby Throat, Queen Adreena, Daisy Chainsaw), Matt Bauer, Jay Foote, Sara Zentner…
The first two iamamiwhoami videos were uploaded to a YouTube video channel on December 4th 2009 and were forwarded from an anonymous email account to some music journalists and bloggers. The unknown identity of the creators behind these videos generated an enormous amount of buzz, even conjectures of side projects of artists like Christina Aguilera, Björk, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga, The Knife or Trent Reznor.
Have you heard about The Agonist? It is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The Agonist has had two frontwomen (founding member Alissa White-Gluz and, since 2014, Vicky Psarakisuse), using both of them growled and clean vocals.
We bring you today the official video of an acoustic version of ‘A Gentle Disease’, a song extracted from the album ‘Eye of Providence’, released earlier this year.
Because beauty may be found in unexpected places.
Dahlia’s Tear was a Swedish dark ambient project created by Anile.D in 2005.
It released four albums: Harmonious Euphonies For Supernatural Traumas Mesmerising Our Existences In Radient Corpuscle Galaxies (2005), Under Seven Skies (2007), My Rotten Spirit Of Black (2007) and Dreamsphere (2010).
Diamanda Galás needs no presentation. She is a living legend.
Born in 1955, this American composer, vocalist, pianist, painter and performance artist has worked with many avant-garde composers (Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and John Zorn just to name a few of them) and collaborated with several jazz musicians (Bobby Bradford, John Paul Jones, etc.). In addition, Galás has often worked in the film industry with directors such as Francis Ford, Oliver Stone, Wes Craven, Clive Barker, Derek Jarman, Hideo Nakata, Mercedes Moncada and others.
I had the opportunity to attend one of her concerts back in 2008 and it was an unforgettable experience.Diamanda Galás is a singular artist, no doubt.