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Electric Rain

by Victor Sierra

Victor Sierra leads you into a vaporous and multicolored universe through unexplored paths down to a  future that could have been... In a bloody sky, the airship Hydrogen Queen keeps a steady pace while very special trains can fly leaving the road not taen. Masterminds on a putsh and spies lost in a "laberinto" scratch the door of the "yiddishe club". Enter Victor Sierra's universe...
Genre: Rock: Industrial Rock
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1. El Topo
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2. The Road Not Taken
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3. Blood in the Skies
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4. Putsh
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5. Make My Day
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6. White Rabbit
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7. Scratch my Door
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8. Laberinto
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9. Mastermind
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10. Yiddishe Klub
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11. Bridge to nowhere
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Album Notes
- Admiral Ramon del Mar, The Art of Steampunk (Jan 15, 2012)
"I was recently privileged to interview a band that has been bringing Steampunk Music, almost single handedly it seems, to
Paris and the rest of France. When I first listened to their newest album "Electric Rain", my first thoughts were "very fun and
very Steampunk!" About the steampunk part, they don't even try to be subtle and that's why I like it so much. About this
interview, my first gut reaction when I thanked them for the interview seems very appropriate in describing how it came
across and so I will share it with you: What I really like is that it is very candid, personal, and brutally honest! It is also funny
one moment and philosophical the next. I especially laughed when big machine switched from rock star mentality to one of
the most profound definitions of steampunk music I have encountered to date."

- Rafael Fabre, The Steampunk Tribune (Dec 12, 2011)
"Sometimes kismet certainly comes into play when one least expect it... as I trudge through my re-re-written future piece, I
was contacted by a Mr. B. Eisenstein, one of the very talented musicians from the Steampunk musical group Victor Sierra,
regarding their latest work, Electric Rain. As many may know, I can be a bit stodgy with some of my musical selection, but as
I am a curious sort, I took a listen to their recently released album... and I am quite glad I did! Unlike some recent popular
musical productions, Victor Sierra's music attend to the genre in a very well-done manner. Many of the tracks are unique
works, but as I beat my keys, my fancy has been subsumed by their rendition of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, which is,
as everyone knows, refers to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Mr. L. Carroll. By all means, do take a visit to indulge in
their musical works, and I am confident you will pleasantly surprised! "

- Djinn Mc Mourning, El Investigador (Mexico) (Dec 01, 2011)
"En este número, toca hablar de una banda que rápidamente se ha con- vertido en una de mis favoritas de la es- cena
steampunk, tanto por su propuesta musical, que sin duda es muy interesante, como por sus ideas acerca del steam. Victor
Sierra es una banda que recomiendo a todo aquel que guste del steampunk y del retro-futurismo en general. Sus miembros
se mostraron muy amables para re- alizar esta entrevista, que les dejo a con- tinuación."

- Mary Miyahara, Strange Artifact Blog (Dec 08, 2011)
"VictorSierra(ヴィクターシエラ) 彼らは先月の11月29日に3rdデジタルアルバム 「Electric Rain 」をリリースしフランスを中心に活
動中。 インダストリアル+エスニック好きには是非おススメ! 全11曲収録されたデジタルアルバムは配信のみなのて 彼らのバンド
名をクリックしてまずは試聴してみて欲しい。 スチームパンクは基本ヴィクトリアン調なのだけど 「ベリーダンス」などのエスニック
な要素も入ってたりする。 サイバー、ロック、インダストリアル、エスニック、ゴス、パンク... もしかしたらすべてまとめた総称は「スチ
ームパンク」なのかも?! ...なんてね。 話はそれたけれど、みんな!VSのアルバムでスチパンに浸れ!! てなわけで、そいじゃまたね♪ "

- Janina Brandes, musikgraph.de (Nov 30, 2011)
"Victor Sierra, das sind neben den Gründern Bob Eisenstein und Anouk Adrien auch Big Machine. Sie bilden gleichzeitig
auch die Crew des Luftschiffs Hydrogen Queen. Commander dieser völlig einzigartigen Steampunk Band ist Bob Eisenstein.
Wie ich bereits erwähnte, gibt es nicht den typischen Klang einer Steampunkband, so ist auch Victor Sierra etwas ganz
eigenes und anderes als die anderen Bands, die ich hier bereits vorstellte. In anderen Worten basiert der musikalische Stil
von Victor Sierra auf Elektro-, Indie- und Rockelementen und lässt dadurch die Musik maschineller und metallischer klingen.
Eine ganz eigene Interpretation des Genre. "

- JM FREY, JM FREY BLOG (Dec 05, 2011)
"Arabesque, haunting, throaty and filled with European duende, Paris-based Victor Sierra’s album “Electric Rain” is perfect
for Steampunks who want a less England- central experience. With lyrics in French, German, Yiddish, and English, Victor
Sierra’s Anouk Adrien, Bob Eisenstein and Big Machine offer international flavor and haunting melodies mixed with a driving,
relentless rhythm that pushes the listener along the train tracks of the album. Victor Sierra provides an album that is the
epitome of what the Steampunk aesthetic is all about – craftsmanship, cultural mixing, passion, raw feeling, cryptic
theatricality, pride in your creation, and just a dash of cheeky social anarchy."

- Marcus Rauchfuss, The Traveler's Steampunk Blog (Dec 02, 2011)
"The first feature that struck me was Anouk Adrien voice. Vocals are primarily in English (with an absolutely charming french accent) but
there are also tracks in French, Spanish and (surprisingly) Yiddish on this very varied album. There is a quality to Electric Rain, a certain
edginess, I had encountered before....I do not think Electric Rain is a concept album, but some songs have a very danceable military beat
to them which again I find very enjoyable. There are also some oriental tunes and the almost obligatory industrial noises, all very fitting.
Electric Rain is a very danceable album. If I had to pick a favourite track it would be Blood in the Skies but there is not a single track on the
album I do not like. Electric Rain is another excellent, very enjoyable album.Electric Rain contrasts sharpely with No.One. by BB Black Dog
I reviewed earlier this week. Together they are testimony to the sheer creativity and spectrum of ideas covered by steampunk. Nine out of
ten Zeppelins."

- Anthony Sachot, La couleur de la terre (Dec 02, 2011)
" L'album démarre avec El Topo, magnifiquement arrangé pour l'occasion. Puis vient The Road Not Taken et Blood In The Skies, deux titres
nouveaux lancés au rythme d'une locomotive à vapeur à travers les temps.(...)...une réussite totale ! Le tournant psychédélique amorcé,
autant en profiter et se laisser envoûter par les esprits de Scratch My Door qui vous emmèneront si loin que vous aurez du mal à revenir à
la réalité... Heurusement Laberinto et son tempo soutenu vous rappellera à l'ordre et arrivera même à vous émouvoir avec ses violons...
Mastermind est une pièce à part dans l'album, surement le titre le plus puissant avec ses accords plaqués et son sythé très 70's sur une
refrain ! Puis Yiddishe Klub nous fait voyager à travers le temps et les cultures. En effet, le texte est entièrement écrit en Yiddish ! (...)enfin,
l'album se clôture sur un titre épique, Bridge to Nowhere qui nous transporte dans les grandes plaines au beau milieu d'une bataille pour l"

—  DaveM, The Melancholy Romantic (Jan. 31, 2012)
“A compelling sense of tension, of bridled fierce potency percolates from many of the compositions, which seem to possess an underlying
current of revolution and of awakening, of action and dynamism(...)Victor Sierra’s Electric Rain is a call to take roads not taken, to explore
and seek unknown destinations(...) It is about uchrony, or alternate history, the ‘what if‘ which is the foundation of Steampunk; and they
succeed exceedingly well at this.The vocal and musical contrasts, the sense of subterranean power and its need for release, and the
combination of the electronics of Big Machine, the composing and multiple instruments of Bob Eisenstein, and the distinctive vocals of Anouk
Adrien – which simultaneously recall the past, yet are completely contemporary – have created an album which steps into the realm of
musical revolution. Victor Sierra, to my knowledge, is the only band bringing Steampunk to Paris, and possibly, to France. I await their next
foray into unchartered ”

- Daylina Miller, Tampa Steampunk (Feb 01, 2012)
"Steampunk music is a hot topic. How do you make a form of science fiction into a music scene, especially when all the bands embracing
the label sound completely different?(...)Whether you’re listening to Abney Park, Steam-Powered Giraffe, Professor Elemental or more, the
sounds are all different. But that’s the beauty of steampunk music for those of us with eclectic tastes.Victor Sierra brings us yet another
entirely new sound in the steampunk music scene. When I started playing through the tracks, my untrained ears sensed an Arabian vibe.
But before you get too comfortable with the artistic stylings of one song, you’re launched into an entirely new experience in the next.(..)
Electric Rain is an enjoyable album worth purchasing. If you’re like me and tire of music very quickly, you’ll find that Victor Sierra’s musical
stylings will keep you interested. Bored? Just switch to the next track for an entirely different experience."

- Alessandro Schümperlin, Steampunk Italia / La Fabbrica del Vapore Italiano (Feb 07, 2012)
"Victor Sierra sono un gruppo francese di musica elettronica con venature Steampunk che si presenta con questo terzo lavoro “Electric Rain”
il quale è, a mio parere, molto più darkwave elettronico che non steampunk ma ciò non deve  far desistere l’ascoltatore. Questo “Electric rain”
è interessante per ciò che propone ovvero una mistura tra elettronica con venature “malate” ed industrial alle vaporose e fumogene idee del
pensiero steam cantate in più lingue.Abbiamo pezzi in francese (la lingua madre del gruppo) pezzi in spagnolo, in inglese e persino in yiddish
per dare, a mio avviso, un filo conduttore che ci porta in quell’ Europa ucronica di fine diciannovesimo secolo che è parte integrante di ciò che
è lo steampunk. "

- Michael Meade, Tastes Like Rock (Feb 10, 2012)
"Victor Sierra takes listeners on a unique journey with Electric Rain, in a great way. Granted for this reviewer there are some language gaps,
some of the tracks are in French, Spanish, one is in German, and then the rest in English. Even with the language barrier the songs can still
be appreciated, as well they should be. Compositions are solid on the instrumentation side of the equation and vocals are strong regardless
of the language being sung in. Steampunk (...) is a subgenre of goth rock/metal combined with various and varying elements of industrial,
vaudville, rock, punk, and classical. To describe the sound of steampunk beyond that to a non-fan is difficult so this reviewer, as a fan of the
genre, always recommends to listen to a steampunk band to understand the vibe (...)Victor Sierra is definitely a band to give a listen to, and
then another and perhaps another after that, whether you're new to the genre or a fan.Victor Sierra gets a solid 4 out of 5 for Electric Rain."






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