Monday, October 29, 2018

Sabine Women's - evocative song "Venus Is Burning" feels like a transformative transmission

The song Venus Is Burning feels a bit like a transformative sonic experience in a time machine. The self aware artistic vox, cooing sax lines and sultry romance-wave style has me flashing on late 70's / early 80's artists like Bryan Ferry and ABC. This interesting evocative song comes to us by the Swedish art rock / avant garde /  goth pop outfit Sabine Women first formed last year by Zackarias Persson and Jonatan Södergren. Known for their eclectic and wild shows in the Stockholm underground scene eventually Sabine Women became the solo endeavor of Södergren.  Press notes reveal that "Venus Is Burning" was written while Södergren  watched the Netflix documentary "Paris Is Burning" about the negative segregation of transexuals in 80's New York. It was also inspired by the book "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin. Inspired and uniquely cool in today's musical landscape I look forward to hearing more.

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Robb Donker