Blue Ceremony: Slow Dance

I really didn’t get into music until I was 13. Sure I bought 50 Cent, Eminem, Xzibit, Godsmack, Linkin Park, and Papa Roach albums. The 00’s was really a terrible time for music, and finding any good album was like finding an oasis in a desert. It wasn’t until I got into skateboarding that I accidentally found bands like Joy Division, The Smiths, The Cure, Bauhaus, etc.

It’s a magical moment when you discover a whole music genre that you never knew existed. For me Goth music, Post Punk, Alternative, Indie, whatever you call it, was a genre I dismissed. Being raised in Southwestern Ohio, if you were in any way, shape, or form associated with Goth you’d automatically be called a Satanist, or whatever. To find out that this genre of music had some of the best, most sincere pieces of art was such a great surprise.

So discovering this song, is like a nostalgic recall of that time. It has all of the trademarks of great Goth bands. The guitar reverb heavy sound, that sounds like it’s being played in a bat cave. That creepy choir that borders on atonal creepiness, to full on camp. The beat that provides this sense of momentum before fluttering off into the night. And then finally those excellent vocals. The kind of post punk vocals that sounds like a vampire seducing some kind of young girl. This track has everything going for it.

Soundcloud usually gets a bad rap. It’s entirely deserved since the majority of the time it’s awash in the mediocrity that is cloudrap. So to find not only a unique artist, but one that fully embraces a genre that doesn’t get that much attention on soundcloud–is completely worth it. Not to mention the fact that this is a solo artist (as far as I can tell) which still blows my mind.

Anybody, and everybody who is an artist goes through a goth phase. Whether it’s through fashion, style, or art–we’ve all gone through it. And even though I am dudebro model 3.5, I still really enjoy the artistry that goes into this genre. Because of that I don’t have to go out on a limb to suggest you listen to it. But if you’re still unconvinced, then if you appreciate great art, great music, or just want some spooky tunes to groove to, then check out this song.