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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Rome is a one-man band started by Jérôme Reuter in late 2005. Jerome was born and raised in Luxemburg, but he lives in Germany at present. Rome has become a cult band in less than 10 years, earning comparisons with legendary songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Jacque Brel. Many of Jerome’s works have some sort of historical backdrop.
‘This silver coil’ is the first official video of the band, taken from the album ‘Hell Money’. We have always loved the atmosphere of Jerome evocative songs and we highly recommend you to see him live once at least… if you get the chance.
Championing ‘freak folk’, Cocorosie is an American musical group formed by sisters Bianca ‘Coco’ and Sierra ‘Rosie’ Casady in 2003. Born and raised in the United States, they decided to create the band in Paris after meeting for the first time in years.
Their fourth full-length album, ‘Grey Oceans’, was released on 11th May 11 2010, including the jaw-dropping song ‘Gallows’. We wanted to include this work of art in our ‘Singular Soundtrack’ series due to the unique personal sound of the band and the dark-victorian aesthetics of the haunting video directed by Emma Freeman.
Duncan Evans (also known as Henry Hyde Bronsdon, guitarist of A Forest Of Stars) describes himself as a dark folk singer-songwriter with storyteller approach. With a dark and haunting feel, his songs speak of ‘simple people in extraordinary situations, dreams and delusions, and myths and legends of the supernatural kind’.
‘Lodestone’, a collection of musical short stories in the tradition of folklore and songsmithery not only of English provenance, is the first solo album of Duncan Evans, and ‘Girl on the hill’ is its second single. The animated music video for the song was created by the visual artist Ingram Blakelock.
As per their own words, The Parlour Trick offers ‘haunted chamber music and dark, dreamy ambience composed, arranged and performed by multi-instrumentalists Meredith Yayanos and Dan Cantrell’. And we think that this is a really accurate description.
Co-founder and Editor In Chief of Coilhouse, Meredith Yayanos is a talented musician, writer and filmmaker. When we discovered that she was planning the launch of a chamber music album in collaboration with the Emmy-award winning composer for film and television Dan Cantrell, we could only think ‘hey, this looks great!’. The crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter was a absolute success and the rest is history.
Named after a well-loved quote by Martha Graham and inspired by some of the creepier and more dysfunctional aspects of Victoriana, the first full-length release of The Parlour Trick, entitled A Blessed Unrest, would be a perfect match for a séance with our Singular Talking Board and the corresponding Vigilat Planchette.
As per the autor:
Paleblack is the first music video from the independent artist Spiky. It deals with 5’30 of rock / modern / orchestral music. Percussive and dynamic periods are alternating for lull or even arrhythmia making it a complete and contrasted musical experience.
More about Paleblack just right here : http://www.paleblack.fr