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Emilie Autumn : Victorian Industrial

I must admit that I've fallen in love with Emilie Autumn over the last week or so. Her new CD 'Opheliac' arrived on my doorstep late last week and I finally got round to listening to it on Sunday night. It is fantastic.

Think of a deranged mixture of The Dresden Dolls and Tori Amos. For some reason she seems to have quite a large goth following (but then I guess so do the aforementioned artists...) and certainly lists a whole load of goth and industrial bands as influences on her work.

She's also incredibly cute - but don't let that influence your enjoyment of her music which is fantastic regardless :p

    

Emilie Autum Website
Emilie Autumn Myspace

From her Myspace page: "Combine the violin mastery of Nigel Kennedy, the voice of an alien Siouxsie/Bowie hybrid, and the looks of a post-apocalyptic Marie Antoinette, and what do you get? Emilie Autumn. The pink-haired princess of "victoriandustrial" has already morphed her way from classically trained violin prodigy to extreme rock performer with the ability to shred on a fiddle à la Yngwie, and with a cult following to match."

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angusabranson
Dec. 13th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm addicted. The CD is well worth it :)

Between Emilie and White Rose Movement I'm doing pretty well this year aren't I :p

Btw, did you get the email I sent from work the other day?
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angusabranson
Dec. 13th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Cool. Thanks for looking into it :)
mytholder
Dec. 14th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, sold too.
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angusabranson
Dec. 13th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm actually very tempted to find out how much it'd be to get her to come over to London for a gig ;p

Saying that, there are a ton of US bands I'd like to see over here and I could probably put the money to other, more constructive uses :p

But still, I can dream...
kittensandsteam
Dec. 13th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
I love her look!
*goes to listen to the music*
expect more commenting later :)
felineparadox
Dec. 13th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
Interesting stuff, as with the White Rose Movement you also mentioned. Nice to hear some new music as everything I seem to buy these days is old, where do you hear about new acts? trawling myspace?
angusabranson
Dec. 13th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
I find new music from a variety of sources. I'm on a few mailing lists (various record company lists from Indy to the Majors, some store lists that I buy music from regularly), watch a number of music channels (although I've been devoid of this recently but am having Sky reinstalled next Wednesday - yay!), keep an eye on some music sites (including Myspace but I usually search for specific bands on Myspace as opposed to originally finding them there in the first place), have a number of friends into music, go to a fair amount of gigs (clubs not so much these days) where I can occasionally discover a good support band, etc.

I try and jot down names of bands that I like the sound of and want to know more and then look them up once I'm on line. You can usually find tracks from most artists online these days which is a great way of listening to what they're like before buying.

Maybe we should start up a new LJ Community called 'Love Music' or something that everyone can use to suggest new/old bands :)
redtint
Dec. 14th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Excellent find Angus. You find bands in the state next to the one I live in and you're across the damn ocean.

After the holidaze spending is overwith her CD is going on my shopping list.
replicantlizard
Dec. 14th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Hmmm, one of my band members introduced EA to me a few weeks ago. Initially I wasn't immediately grabbed by her work (vocally/lyrically that is) - apart from recognizing some obvious violin (I mean shredalin) talent. But since giving her another listen on her website and playing the video you posted, I am thinking, yes, she is really quite good after all. Grrr - too much talent - amd she's rather blessed in the physical attributes too. Surely, is that fair?
ingenue_the
Dec. 14th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Her previous album 'Enchanted' is also very cool.
She gives me hope that my V&B womens-wear has a future (if the photo shoot ever gets done). 'victoriandustrial asylum' describes it very well!
corone
Dec. 14th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
I remember her, Cressida linked to her fab (and very cute) video for 'flowers' a while back.

If you arn't playing the Cd continuously, can I borrow it tonight? :-)
smescrater
Dec. 14th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Silly question, but where can one get the CD from?

Amazon reports out of stock, as does play... Where csn I get it online, or am I going to have to *gasp* step foot into a bricks and morter ahop? ;)
angusabranson
Dec. 14th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
You can buy it on-line at http://www.musicnonstop.co.uk/

That's where I got mine :)
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