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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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
Back in 1990 three Swedish kids (Gotte Ringqvist, Stefan Brisland-Ferner and Rickard Westman) went to see a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with music performed by a.o. Olov Johansson. The experience was so impressive that they decided to start a band: Garmarna. Shortly afterwards, Jens Höglin enrolled the group and Emma Härdelin, a long-time friend of the band, joined the band as vocalist in 1993. The debut album of this flok-rock band, ‘Vittrad’ (Withered), released in April 1994, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy, and their second album, ‘Guds Spelemän’ (The fiddlers of God) received the Swedish Grammy award as Album of the Year 1996.
With lyrics in Swedish, ‘Gamen’ belongs to third full-length album of the band: ‘Vedergällningen’ (Vengeance). We are captivated by the wild energy of this song and its exquisite balance between tradition and modernity.