Sylvi Alli | Dream Of The Blue Moth

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Dream Of The Blue Moth

by Sylvi Alli

Lush, haunting, and melodic soundscapes of songs and music from the experimental films and theater works of Antero Alli; with vocals that echo the deep lyricism of Lisa Gerrard and Dead Can Dance.
Genre: Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic
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1. Invocation
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2. Outside Woman
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3. Helene
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4. Mary Datura
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5. House of Fear
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6. Salve Virgo Virginum
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7. Shtiler Shtiler
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8. Benediction
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9. Black Madonna
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10. Logos
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11. Spannung
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12. Peri's Song
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13. Yisroluk
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14. Liminal
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15. Delarose
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This CD represents the harvest of twelve years (1990-2002) of Sylvi Alli's collaborations with partner, filmmaker/playwright Antero Alli. Featuring songs and music from the soundtracks of "Hysteria", "Tragos", "Fairy" and "The Drivetime", as well as from the theater productions of "Hungry Ghosts of Albion" and "Requiem For A Friend".

Sylvi's compositions range from the dramatic to the lyrical and are arranged with elegant understatement to serve the beautifully haunting and ethereal vocals she is known for. Instrumentation includes accordion, ukeline, electric guitar, cello, trombone, drums, electronics, and organ.


"This for me is one of more exciting finds of recent months. Dream of the Blue Moth is a compilation of neo-gothic folk songs originally intended for the screen, The screen, in fact, of filmmaker Antero Alli, Sylvi’s Finnish husband whose films sound as though they could be a dark and highly subversive alternativer to most of the saccharine Hollywood fare that is offered.

The opening tracks, Invocation and Outside Woman, could have been something straight out of the Weird Sisters from Macbeth and the album closes with the almost petulant declarations of doom so typical of Janusz in the earlier Engelsstaub albums. Other gothic influences suggest Dead Can Dance or Love is Colder than Death, but without the latter’s tedious tendency of lapsing into vapid industrialisms.....

Considering that Dream of the Blue Moth is a compilation of songs taken from different films, the album as a whole has considerable unity of mood and atmosphere. Definitely one for those gothic theme nights of candle light and mystery…..well recommended."

Lynda Stevens, 10/06
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Carrie Alexander

This is the soundtrack for dreams you know you have had but could not remember u
The music on this CD surprised me. I was not expecting this level of melodic sophistication to accompany such enigmatic lyrics. Sylvi sings in a musical language all her own. The results are slyly trance-inducing, not in the way of stupor or self- hypnosis but more like serious enchantment. Blue Moth is the soundtrack for dreams you know you have had but could not remember upon waking the next morning. This is music for the soul awakening from deep dreams. These are songs of reckoning.

Linda Rose

Dream of the Blue Moth puts a spell on you!
Sylvi Alli, vocal enchantress and master weaver of sound, has conjured a primordial tapestry of texture and tone that makes any moment more sacred. Mesmerizing!

novalil

Like gliding through tangles of drifting veils on a dark river of sound
Sylvi's voice is so hauntingly beautiful and her music seems to weave a mysterious web of shimmering
strands across various landscapes of natural and deeply moving sounds. I'm sitting here stunned with the lovely, beckoning tapestry of sound that comes with each piece with her voice highlighting the intensely personal scenery. It seems like we are gliding along on a dark river through tangles of drifting veils that part as we pass
through the different songs. There is a strong mood that pervades each one and I am drawn into that world quite joyfully. Thank you Sylvi.

Doug Baulos machinewithnoname.com

the blue moth transformations
Syvli Allie invests these tracks with a complex combinations of sound-the music dreams up a whole interesting host of images from a multitude of interests including phrenology, astrology, knot diagrams, magic tricks, proto-rennaisance chanting, and shadow puppets to name just a few. All the seemingly dissimilar elements begin to trigger a multitude of interesting associations! A deliberate degree of somnabulic suggestion carries through in many of the tracks, allowing the listener an opportunity to connect these images by drawing on their own interests and associations. This hermetic lexicon of messages and sounds invests in these songs a unique melodic vocabulary which offers a very long sustain of interest.

Nick Walker

Dangerous Magic
Beware: these songs contain magic and eldritch beauty. Listening to them may stir up forgotten realms of the imagination, leading to romanticism, exotic musings, nameless yearnings, and creative impulses. These effects can be highly inconvenient in the modern world, interfering with worker productivity and causing people to become so distracted that they miss important television shows. Sylvi Alli is obviously some sort of witch or an agent of the Faerie Realms or something. A troublemaker. I'm not sure she's even real: she sings like if you got too close to her, she'd turn out to be trick of the shadows.

Nick Walker

Dangerous Magic
Beware: these songs contain magic and eldritch beauty. Listening to them may stir up forgotten realms of the imagination, leading to romanticism, exotic musings, nameless yearnings, and creative impulses. These effects can be highly inconvenient in the modern world, interfering with worker productivity and causing people to become so distracted that they miss important television shows. Sylvi Alli is obviously some sort of witch or an agent of the Faerie Realms or something. A troublemaker. I'm not sure she's even real: she sings like if you got too close to her, she'd turn out to be trick of the shadows.

Tzvika

Amazing!
Her voice is one o the most beautiful i heard in a while. i love the dark feel of the CD.
Hope she releases some more like this one.

rand boland

very 'trance' n dental, really puts you in the mood(for all sorts of things)
reminds me of past movies I have seen and stirs the emotions of previous encounters. moving,romantic trigger music............in a word COOL.

zoe Alowan

Blue Moth is an exquisite rhapsody in the key of Now!
Dream of the Blue Moth captivated me instantly. It is poetically and musically varied and it builds with such an understated drama that it is startling when you suddenly realize how high this Blue Moth flies. Sylvi's voice is simply hauntingly beautiful.
It is great music to paint to, to dance to, use with body work, etc. This cd works great with or without a bottle of wine.
It brings me to the edge of a much larger Now.