The Blue Hour - Lore / Limited Edition (CD)
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Released on: 07/23/2021
4013438021246 - Weight: 85g
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Genre: Dreampop-Noirr; 12 new tracks, 6-panel eco-digifile, Limited Edition of 500 copies!
THE BLUE HOUR is a Seattle-based duo that blends elements of ethereal, electronic, and neo-classical music to create a haunting dreampop-noir that is reminiscent of classic 4AD-artists while retaining a fresh vision that is unique to Marselle and Brian Hodges. Marselle's ethereal yet soulful vocal delivery often draws comparison to Kate Bush. Meanwhile, Brian's songwriting and production, which focuses on finding that rare balance between the melancholy and the sublime, is frequently likened to This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance.
"Lore" features contributions from Barry Galvin (Mephisto Walz/Christian Death), John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, NiN, Depeche Mode), Pieter Nooten (ex-Clan of Xymox), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, the Mission), and Wade Alin (Christ Analogue).
Founded in 1993, the Blue Hour's roots reach back to the early days of goth and new wave. Marselle and Brian met each other during Seattle's new wave explosion in the 1980s. Prior to forming the Blue Hour, Brian was keyboarder for the cult goth-rock band ‘Black Atmosphere’— a band formed by Xstoph Gladis (a former guitarist for Christian Death). Black Atmosphere shared stages with luminaries such as Christian Death, Sex Gang Children, Clan of Xymox, the Church, Switchblade Symphony, and Gitane Demone.
Before joining the Blue Hour, Marselle was the lead vocalist for the dark metal band Crypt Orchid and, over the years, has provided guest vocals for several electronic dance and industrial projects, including the track "I am God" for John Fryer's Black Needle Noise and backup vocal's for Chris Connelly's track "Dark Skies."
||These Four Walls
||Cold & Bare
||Embrace Not The Hand (John Fryer mix)
||What I Say
||Doubt The Stars
||Wheel & Web
||Tower Over Me
||One More Mystery (Pieter Nooten mix)
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