THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Can’t Hide

This stop-motion animated video artfully reanimates a myriad cast of characters: American Gothic farmers that sashay in time, a whirled baby head that karaokes lyrics, Shining twins of skull and spine, a casketed corpse that merrily rots and heals at whims, and a drowned man resurfaced then returned to murky depths. Each character rejoined with the living in a carnival cavalcade of musical celebration, yet … Continue reading THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Can’t Hide

Black Nail Cabaret ~ No Gold

No Gold is a multi-layered musical metaphor on embracing the impermanence of life and its fleeting imperfections shared in a skull-shaving session with heartfelt beauty and candor. “Change is inevitable. Mental or physical, local or global, it’s always happening. Sometimes we have to drop the old skin to give place to the new growing underneath.”, states Emese ‘Emke’. Undeniably, as this appears a multifaceted gift … Continue reading Black Nail Cabaret ~ No Gold

The Shyness of Strangers ~ If It Serves You

Perhaps unsurprisingly a band named The Shyness of Strangers wouldn’t be the most unabashed. True to form, it might be more selectively-social and steadfast in its coldwave, post-punk sound. It might even be distant or indifferent. but those would be easy generalizations masking… Continue reading The Shyness of Strangers ~ If It Serves You

IAMWARFACE ~ Closer

She wields her secrets with a lustful passion, a carnal pleasure-plaything ill-matched and inhuman. A sultry-siren Molotov cocktail of combustible liquid ice, overflowing with preternatural beauty and grace enough to lure the soon-to-be soulless to her Stygian rocks, forlorn. His life, forfeit, bereft of soul, he struggles with his ebbing courage, grip… Continue reading IAMWARFACE ~ Closer

Depeche Mode ~ Wrong

Sadly, many of us are mourning the recent loss of keyboardist Andrew (Andy) Fletcher (AKA Fletch), who with fellow schoolmates Martin Gore (vocalist) and Vince Clarke (keyboardist) founded band Composition Of Sound, later adding vocalist David Gahan and rechristening themselves Depeche Mode (French for fast fashion). Vince would drop out after the band’s initial release Speak & Spell‘s subsequent tour, connecting with Alison Moyet to … Continue reading Depeche Mode ~ Wrong