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Childe Bride (with a newly added E) is the solo project of Arizona native, Baltimore resident Shana Palmer. It has been referred to as "psychedelic noise folk", "tribal drone", or "a pagan cyber-witch mourning the death of her shaman", but most often the prevalent adjective given is "mysterious". She's toured all over the US, has releases there as well as the UK (some of which came with an owl's feather), and in the three years since she initiated this project, Childe Bride's been on the bill for the International Noise Conference more than once as well as having played a number of smaller fests. In addition to that, she's been represented within a box set focusing on female noise artists.

It's obvious that Shana has rapidly found a home in the noise sphere. Listening to things that fit under that broad umbrella for me is about how the more reflections of someone's personality there are, which exist in the sound, the more I enjoy the end result. In this case, throughout Childe Bride's discography, there are sounds of explosions slowed down, Indian chants, children's keyboards, sitar, shortwave radios, 70s cult movie imagery, creaky machine loops, and a quite clever sample of the Beatles' "Come Together", among other things. Heavily delayed vocals are prominent; layered, chanting voices with lyrics piled on top of eachother, It's almost as if it is to render their meanings subliminal and make the listener wonder which part of the sentence they have missed (if it was a sentence at all).

The music occupies a consistently cohesive strain that might perceivably be simple in application, whether it is a calculated song or a 4-track soundscape. But the attention to detail is so keen, variable, and incredibly ornate; juxtaposed with innocent nuances and chance background noises, that it commands attention.

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posted by: Arvo on 2009-10-25 04:45:20
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