April 12, 2024

Gitane Demone & Paul Roessler – The New Young Kings Of Midnight (Album – Dark Vinyl)

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Genre/Influences: Neo-Classic, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: “The New Young Kings Of Midnight” was released by the end of 2023 resulting from a collaboration between famous vocalist Gitane Demone and Paul Roessler (who played with multiple great Punk- and other artists). This is a work about ‘death, mourning, transience and farewell’ and dedicated to their two friends Rozz Williams (Christian Death) and Darby Crash (The Germs).

Content: We’re listening to an intimate and poignant work featuring at one side the mysterious, and unique, vocals of Gitane Demone and at the other side Paul Roessler’s delicate music, accomplished with mainly piano but also cello. 

+ + + : When you know the album has been dedicated to two friends who passed away by suicide you can get an idea about the emotional content behind this production. Both artists are totally complementary; creating an artistic symbiosis between excelling vocals -and poignant lyrics, and melancholic music parts. I like the album for its sensitive format. Gitane Demone’s timbre of voice remains a very unique experience.  

– – – : This is an album you’ve to discover in the right circumstances. This is not a bite-sized piece of music.

Conclusion: A work filled with emotion and devotion; an artistic fusion between vocals and acoustic instruments.

Best songs: “April First”, “The New Young King Of Midnight”.

Rate: 7½ .

Artists: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013501260047 / www.facebook.com/paul.roessler.3

Label: www.darkvinyl.de / www.facebook.com/darkvinylrecords

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