Fri, 6 June 2008
music supplied by ArielPublicity
Group - Black Fortress of Opium
Track 1 - Model Cafe
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Upon hearing them, one would never guess Black Fortress of Opium's origin took place in Boston. The band's self-titled debut album is a darkly beautiful record containing songs ranging from moody, brooding rock tunes to soulful, bluesy numbers, along with a cinematic Dead Can Dance-like soundscape and a Mazzy Star-like country tune. Uniting
In 2006, Ajda the Turkish Queen was working as a solo musician, composing songs on mandolin, guitar, banjo, and keys, and a cappella melodies. Ajda decided to give the full band approach another go-round, and subsequently met up with Tony Savarino, a masterful guitar player consistently in demand around Boston due to his versatility, love of boutique gear, and attention to detail. The two bonded over a love for PJ Harvey's albums, samurai culture, and physical fitness - all three of which center around personal strength.