As the year 2020 advances towards it's ultimate conclusion, a select collection of diverse and eclectic musical artists have been hand-picked for feature review here. While the frequent and familiar rock styles of goth, dream-pop and gazey ambience are once again represented, so too is the work of an improvisational virtuoso. The essential commonality running through all of these works is a deep emotional commitment to their respective artistic styles.
New Dark Ages PR Maestro William Z presents a variety of artists that fall within a visual mode often referred to as “gothic music.” This discernible aspect must be noted as the actual audio output of the artists represented cross over a very broad range of sonic styles. Extremely harsh and abrasive industrial on one end, and dreamy beautiful on the other. What ties them all together is a common visible style that emphasizes pale skin with dark, heavy makeup and similarly styled clothing.
One such artist is the glamorous Italian singer and musician Elle Noir. Trained in Opera and Music Composition, the skilled pianist spent time with a symphonic metal band, performed in cabaret shows as well as experimental music theatre. With a new EP “Like A Black Doll” slated for later this year, a video for one of the songs “The Day I Died” has now been released. Describing the track as “a metaphor of emotional death, it tells of a world where nothing has value anymore, which is also an - - inner world given by mental states like depression.”