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Helge Martin Framnes (Wholy Martin) (250x166)Wholy Martin: VampÔre Songs

Publisert: 01/21/2005 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen


MIC's Listen to Norway series continues with Wholy Martin's strong debut album "VampÔre Songs".

Wholy Martin’s magnum opus “VampÔre Songs” owes a thing or two to the heritage of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds with its confident pace and tempos that are never rushed. Throughout the release the band take their time to get the message across, and despite being a debut album, “VampÔre Songs” appears as a mature album. On “VampÔre Songs” an extended band that features an unusual instrumentation with cellos, trombone, saw, oboe, rotating ashtrays and screeching doors is coupled with strong lyrics courtesy of vocalist and band ideologist Helge Martin Framnes. “VampÔre Songs” bring forth linear pulses, with captivating bass-rich vocals capped off by tasty string ornaments. It took four years to record and produce, but when “VampÔre Songs” now finally finds its way out to a wider audience it is testament of a band with a vision and a will to create a lasting and conceptually integral outing.


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Wholy Martin

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