Chelsea Wolfe @ CarréRotondes, 14 August 2014


In 2013, CHELSEA WOLFE unveiled her third studio album, „Pain Is Beauty“. A self-described love letter to nature, many of the album’s 12 tracks veer in a decidedly more electronic direction than previous recordings, while at the same time capitalizing on WOLFE’s trademark penchant for the morose and otherworldly. As she explains, the album „becomes an exploration of ancestry, how the mythology, landscapes and traditions of our ancestors affect our personalities today.“ She continues, „Honesty is what initially drew me to music, and I’ve been more honest and open with myself than ever through these songs. There is peace in truth. There is clarity in solitude. And there is power within simplicity and focus. Love is not always easy. Tormented love is something I understand more than society’s skewed idea of what love should be. Love is indelible, severe, earnest, merciful. To push forward against the odds is to make history“.

Fleshed-out by bandmates Ben Chisholm (WOLFE’s co-producer), Kevin Dockter, and Dylan Fujioka, „Pain Is Beauty“’s dozen tracks form a coherent whole which never lingers too long and presents not so much an auditory experience as it does an encompassing atmosphere with which the listener can surround himself, a soul-stirring link with infinity.

Soleil NOIR by Soleil NOIR: „In our form of art, we try to lay an organic foundation, playing a minimalistic heavy dark/doom instrumental rock oriented layer over various recorded messages, sound oddities and recordings…

The mystical approach in our music is basically a tribute to all forms of miracles of Life, Nature and the Universe. The greatness and the impact of the Sun and the Black Sun in the history of Mankind. Besides that, the mysteries of the deep, dark and unknown human psyche are an endless source of inspiration for our music. Accepting the blessed nothingness of this small sphere is one of the patterns for the sound of Soleil NOIR.“ Source: