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What is Golem Dance Cult All about?

Golem Dance Cult is an “Industrial Heavy Rock Dance/Electro Goth” music project started by two (old) friends Charles Why (Lost A Noise/Nexus/L-DOPA  …) and Laur (Sparkling Bombs/Kevin K Band/Vague Scare/Other-ed…)

Charles and Laur had actually started their first band together when they were teenagers all those moons ago...

They each followed their musical path and now, during this strangest of times, are reunited (Laur is based in France while Charles is in the UK) for a new musical adventure under the moniker "Golem Dance Cult”.

In their very first band together Laur was the drummer and now, in addition to percussion, he is the main singer, sharing vocals duties with Charles Why, who is playing bass, guitar, cigar box, harmonica, various traditional instruments (Shamanic Drums, Shruti Box, Gong, … ), programming, sampling, while manning the production.

They are joined by Klaus Karloff, a mysterious misanthrope German modern Shaman, who is in charge of the mastering aka "Sonic Seance".

 

The sound is heavy (both Laur and Charles are “sons of the mighty guitar congregation”) but danceable:

a mechanic, ritualistic groove with soul and grit.

One of the main parameters was that the intention needed to be kept spontaneous, instinct followed and mistakes expanded upon. A rock based approach without the formal structure of the genre and bringing an electronic approach in the layering of the tracks, done following a total DIY ethic!

Why Golem?

Not to do any Wikipedia, but "Golem" here is a tip of the hat to the myth of this man-made creature that protect the oppressed, and at the end goes out of control.. The foreboder of Frankenstein some say... You can read a lot into that...

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"Imagine an old Hammer horror movie directed by Dali and recoloured by Andy Warhol"

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Golemdancecult/bandcamp.com

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MUSIC VIDEO

Nosferatu Waltz

This video has been made by Klaus Karloff to celebrate Halloween 2021... Shot on location in the UK (Emberton and Olney) and France (Besancon and Belfort) with additional footages from the first “Nosferatu” (Friedrich Wilhelm Murneau), “White Zombie” (Victor Halperin -starring Bela Lugosi) and “Beauty and the Beast" (Jean Cocteau). Special thanks to Inga Liljestrom for the beautiful backing vocals and her cameo at the end of the video.

Marry Me Frankenstein 

This video has been made by Klaus Karloff and Charles Why. Shot on location (Besancon/France and Weston Underwood and Olney/UK) by Laur and Amelia-Moon. Additional footages from the first "Frankenstein Movie" by Thomas Edison and "Der Golem" by Paul Wegener. 

(In My Time Of) Living on Mars 

This video has been made by Canadian experimental filmmaker, Guillaume Vallee who worked on VHS with analog hardware.