Meet the golem: song/song & Lyrics

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"Step right up, push the creaking heavy iron door open, enter the sonic freak show, where you shall close your eyes and dance…Nosferatu Waltz"

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Song/song

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Heirloom:

Charles: Since I can remember I’ve always been fascinated with north american indian’s culture. Indeed the first movie I ever saw at cinema was “Little Big Man” so I think that’s coming into play. I recently read a biographie about the latest plains indian tribes (“Empire of the summer moon” by S.C. Gwynne, fascinating) and felt like connecting… This song incorporates the Sioux Flag Song and War Dance (from US Library of Congress).

 

Capitol Blues:

Charles: The song is inspired by the events in January 2021 at the Capitol, Washington D.C. It include a sample from the red-haired loony and another one from a previous -more  sinister- dictator -(Godwin’s law box ticked here!). Fun Fact: This song was our first collaboration, Laur & I under the Golem Dance Cult banner.

Laur: I  really had no idea if my "darkwavish" voice would work with this song but the groove inspired me. I thought of T.REX but also all the 90s bands that used to mix rock and dance music and let myself go...

 

Marry Me Frankenstein:

Charles: I always thought Frankenstein-the Monster- was a really loveable character. This one is a love song for the dance-floor! 

Laur: Industrial rock'n'roll meets old school horror rock in a trance!

 

Nosferatu Waltz:

Charles: Last christmas, we blasted the Nutecracker a lot (I guess, it is a family tradition, since for all my childhood at Christmas,Tchaikovsky was played).

I then had this idea for a bass riff variation on it for a while so it flowed naturally from there. 

Inga Liljestrom lent us her amazing voice on this one.

As a visual inspiration “Fearless Vampire Killers” was a reference point. The aesthetic of this movie is amazing. It is like an Hammer movie on steroid. 

The scene of “the bath” scared the living $%£@ of me when i saw it as a kid. Incidentally, it is one of my daughter’s favorite movie when she was at the age I was when i first saw it.

“Vampiric” wise however, nothing’s beat Bela Lugosi, hence the intro and outro sample.

Laur: Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu The Vampyre" was the first horror movie I ever watched when I was like 10. Once you go black you can never go back they say...Vampire music is in my blood...

 

Doppelgänger:

Charles: This song Is based on a riff I had for a long time. I wanted the song to be like a towering bass march.

Fun fact: I recorded my vocal while I had a cold playing on the coarse raw aspect of my voice.  The drum machine is the same (TR-808) used by the Beastie Boys. What sounds like violin are actually guitar parts (play with lead mic position on a Gretsch). 

Laur: While recording my vocals, I was thinking about 70s hard rock meets goth rock, then I realized it had a bit of an Alice In Chains vibe, something I wasn't expecting at first although I really like the band.

 

(In my time of) Living On Mars:

Charles: This song include a sample of the sound of Mars winds in the intro and in the coda as captured by Perseverance rover (courtesy of Nasa website). 

Fun fact: almost all of the guitars are actually cigar box (made in Olney UK).

Laur: Mars and space, Bowie's most cherished themes! This song also brought dust and desert images to my mind. Cowboys in space?

                         Lyrics

Heirloom  (Music: Charles Why)

 

Sioux Flag dance and War Dance

 

 

 

Capitol Blues (Music Charles Why/Lyrics: Laur)

 

I have nothing left to say

I'm so out of here
I guess it can't be real
Feel like Capitol Blues

 

Say goodbye
Goodnight, goodbye
To the House

 

I hate everything you say
I'm so out of reach

Feel like Capitol Blues

 

Say goodbye
Goodnight, goodbye
To the House

 

 

 

Marry Me Frankenstein  (Music Charles Why/Lyrics Laur & Charles Why)

 

When there's no one to say what you wanna hear
It's hard to look around
When there's nothing to do in your dreams
Creature feature

 

Don't you know I will be with you on your wedding night?

 

Marry me Frankenstein

Marry me and will be fine

Marry me Frankenstein

Marry me and let’s get high

 

When there's nothing to do
When there's nowhere to hide
Will there be anyone to blame?

Life/Punishment

 

When there's nowhere to go but inside
Just hiding from you
When there's no other choice than livin' alone
Let me run away

 

Don't you know I will be with you on your wedding night?

 

Marry me Frankenstein

Marry me and will be fine

Marry me Frankenstein

Marry me and let’s get high

 

 

 

Nosferatu Waltz   (Music Charles Why/Lyrics Laur & Charles Why)

 

As the night falls, it's a cold ride...

 

Close your eyes and dance

Nosferatu Waltz

 

In a sea of wonders
Meet me in your dreams
Sleep tight and dream well
And everything will be fine, so fine...

 

Close your eyes and dance

Nosferatu Waltz

 

I'll fall if you're pure hearted

 

Close your eyes and dance

Nosferatu Waltz

 

In a world of lies
Where reflection fools you

You can be like me
Don't fear me

 

Close your eyes and dance

Nosferatu Waltz

Unable to die
You can do anything...

Close your eyes and dance

Nosferatu Waltz

 

 

Doppelgänger   (Music Charles Why/Lyrics Laur & Charles Why)

 

 

Somebody told you I was there
And I wasn't, I wasn't there
Somebody told you I did it
But I didn't, I could never have done this

 

 

What's wrong with me?
What's wrong with him?
How could I ever know?
What's wrong with us?
What's wrong with you?
Who will ever know?

 

Take a while to understand

Doppelgänger

 

Someone saw me walking by
And it wasn't me
Someone said I was the one
But I wasn't, I wasn't there

 

What's wrong with me?
What's wrong with him?
How could I ever know?
What's wrong with us?
What's wrong with you?
Who will ever know?

 

Take a while to understand

...evil

Doppelgänger

 

Some say it must be in my mind
And I don't know, how could I know?
Some say it could be someone else
Then I realized
Someone must be playing tricks on me
Someone must be...

 

What's wrong with me?
What's wrong with him?
How could I ever know?
What's wrong with us?
What's wrong with you?
Who will ever know?

 

Take a while to understand

That it was my…evil

Doppelgänger

 

 

 

 

In my time of (Living On Mars) (Music Charles Why/Lyrics Laur & Charles Why)

 

I let you know how it feels

Bye-Bye blue Orange

So it seems

And Living on Mars

 

Sweet dust under my shoes

Do you really want to know what it's like?

I'm singing the same old blues

Over and over again

 

I let you know how it feels

Bye-Bye blue Orange

So it seems

And Living on Mars

 

Keeping my eyes wide open

Do you even want to know about it?
I'm trying to understand

Nevermind

 

I let you know how it feels

Bye-Bye blue Orange

So it seems

And Living on Mars

Some would call it a dream
Don't try to reach me, don't try to tell me

Now listen, touchdown never felt so good

And I'm never coming back
Touchdown never felt so good...

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