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Nosferatu – “The Night is Young”

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From: Anthology (2006)

Music and Lyrics: Nosferatu

We move in silhouettes

Loved in candlelight

Can’t you feel the night is young

Come dance with the ghost

Step in through my door

Don’t you know the night is young

In the city lights

A pale reflection’s calling

How we love the night so young

 

Hanging from horizons eyes

See the faces crystalline

Trace your footsteps, follow through

Down on the ground and kiss those black lips

Back upon you, waiting on

Sound of heartbeats, breathing’s drawn

Tasting your temptation

My dark embraces revelation

 

We move in silhouettes

Loved in candlelight

Can’t you feel the night is young

Come dance with the ghost

Step in through my door

Don’t you know the night is young

In the city lights

A pale reflection’s calling

How we love the night so young

 

We move in silhouettes

Loved in candlelight

Can’t you feel the night is young

Come dance with the ghost

Step in through my door

Don’t you know the night is young

In the city lights

A pale reflection’s calling

How we love the night so young

 

Up above the skyline hightime

Look across the evenings cries

So many empty hearts just wasting

Time they don’t have left to kill

The moonlight guides the darkness near

To a place where desire waits

In cold anticipation

The Devil lays down your salvation

 

We move in silhouettes

Loved in candlelight

Can’t you feel the night is young

Come dance with the ghost

Step in through my door

Don’t you know the night is young

In the city lights

A pale reflection’s calling

How we love the night so young

Why this song

yes the night is young, and the night is long.

and there is so many things to do at night, made more beautiful under the dark light.

This song is a hymn to the electric excitement of the night, when things go widely wild.

 

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Pretentious, Moi? – Pretentious, Moi?

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Country : England

Label : Self-Released

Genre : Gothic Rock

Release Date : 2010

Tim Chandler [vocals/keyboard/guitar/bass]
Rachel Iden [vocals]
Matt Helm [back vocals/keyboard/guitar/bass]
Gordon Young [keyboard/guitar/bass]
Christian Tonkin [guitar]
Better Late than Never
The Garden
Witchhouse
Malina
The Haunting
Faith and Reason Part Company
Chase is On
Sense in Segments
Now and Again
Astrid
Overdoom
Living Dead and Undecided
One Last Wish

The Word : HOPE

There I was, sitting at the back of my favorite Goth club, enjoying the music in the obscure light lavished by the colored spots. My mind, however, was far from being at rest. I was relentlessly and carefully studying the playlist, attentive to every single song, every texture of voice, every beat. When suddenly something different came on. Not EBM. No. Not Cold Wave, nor Depeche Mode. What was that? I had to know. I went to the Music Master to ask what was this strange musicality.

Pretentious, Moi?, said he. Pretentious, what? What a strange name for a band. But well, I won’t say I was not proud that half of the name was French. But that would not be enough, as my curiosity was aroused. So the quest began. Information I sought for, as Internet was my friend. Until finally, I heard a mystical voice whispering.

“The restless souls are out tonight …”

That is how the haunting begins. For Pretentious, Moi? creates haunting music. No wonder they made a song called “The Haunting”. The sound sharply raises up through your core self, and before you can understand what happens, magic particles penetrate your soul and never let it go, obsessively haunting your mind.

For obsessive is the word. Pretentious, Moi? plays some kind of modern Goth Rock, with something definitely hopeful and bright. The voice is deep, the atmosphere always strangely rising. The songs are purely amazing, bringing something fresh and never heard before, mixing elements of Dark Wave, Electronic and… Magic. There would be no other explanation for the composition of a song like “The Garden”, the truly most stunning song of this album. This song is pure condensed magic that shakes your brain and brings you back to life. The lyrics are brilliant, a hymn to life and decision making “Wake up, Wake up, Your world is just an illusion”. I was talking about Magic; tracks like “The Witchhouse” will not make me lie. Song after song you will feel overwhelmed by the dark addictive magic, as the spell keeps getting stronger.

Pretentious, Moi? released this eponym album in 2010, and I have to admit I have rarely seen such a strong personality in debut albums. They bring guitar to the synth, dark voice to the beat, all this is not new; but eventually they sound like no other. Their songs would be those of the Elvish Goths if ever they were some. Goth music that gives hope.