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Violet Cries (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Violet Cries (Bonus Track Version) by Esben And The Witch. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 52:23 minutes.

Artist: Esben And The Witch
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 52:23
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No. Title Length
1. Argyria 5:46
2. Marching Song 3:54
3. Marine Fields Glow 2:58
4. Light Streams 5:23
5. Hexagons IV 4:44
6. Chorea 4:24
7. Warpath 4:28
8. Battlecry/Mimicry 1:20
9. Eumenides 6:12
10. Swans 4:35
11. Lucia, At the Precipice (Bonus Track) 5:49
12. They Use Smiles to Bury You (Bonus Track) 2:50



Taking its name from a Danish fairy tale, Esben & The Witch weave sonic spells of dark power on their album debut Violet Cries. At first blush, the British trio might seem to be updating Siouxsie & The Banshees’ goth-punk aesthetic in these tracks. But band members Thomas Fisher, Daniel Copeman, and Rachael Davies establish their own identity through a rigorous use of astringent noise and a medieval-minded lyric sensibility. Davies’ tormented, echo-bathed vocal presence is surrounded by billowing clouds of feedback and throbbing electronic pulses that rise and recede to dramatic effect. The single “Marching Song” defines the album’s intentions — its apocalyptic lyrics and ominous arrangement confront the listener like a bayonet in the ribs. The churning “Warpath” and the jittery “Hexagon IV” likewise explore nether-regions of the soul. Davies offers a seductive incantation in “Light Streams” as the track passes from eerie calm into panic-wracked cacophony. At its best, Violet Cries has a cinematic quality, with “Eumenides” and “Argyria” suggesting vast landscapes of unfolding light and shadow.