Saturday, February 28, 2015
Brimstone Rhine - A Mythic March Pre-Share
So Mythic March hasn't even quite officially begun, but I have a great project to share with you all that won't wait.
My friend and extremely talented writer, C.S.E. Cooney has started an Indiegogo campaign for a new project that hits all the marks. It's creative, it's unique, it's mythic, and it's definitely interstitial.
I'll let her describe it to you.
Basically, Brimstone Rhine has two EPs worth of music. The first is called Alecto! Alecto!, eight songs about women of Greek myth and legend as you've never heard them sung. Medea, Medusa, Alecto, Dido, Lysistrata, Calypso, Scylla and Circe: they're all there, each bright-lit under the spotlight she always deserved. Every song assumes its own musical genre, including blues, calypso, rock, waltz, lit-hop, and cabaret.
The second EP is called The Headless Bride. This is a darker journey into carnival-noir-weirdo territory. These eight songs lean hard toward rock and even (gasp!) go a bit METAL at times. But we also have a creepy trad folk tune about a ghost (you know, the eponymous "Headless Bride" herself), and a few more waltzes about beautiful monsters who like to eat people. Oh, and there's a nautical dirge. I call it "Kenning Song, or The Barrow Brine." Get it? Ha! Oh, also there's a VERY naughty nursery rhyme!
Sounds pretty amazing to me! I have her book of poetry, and loved every poem in it, so I can't wait to hear what she comes up with for these albums. She also is part of a group of women who perform songs at various conventions and events. They are known as the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours. How's that for a name? Love it! Point being, she is no new hand at writing songs and performing them either.
It's a great fun project to support, and I hope you consider chipping in whatever amount you can toward her goal!
Click here to view her Indiegogo page and watch her video explaining the project.