Keiki / Bee and Flower - Split 10''

by Keiki, Bee and Flower

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Cheap Satanism Records celebrates its second anniversary in style: the worthless Demon worshippers decided to play with the number "2" and release two split EPs including two of their seminal bands, Keiki and Joy As A Toy, who will present their second release on the label sometime in 2012.

Bee and Flower - a New York and Berlin-based band led by venomous Dana Schechter who, among others, has collaborated with Angels Of Light and American Music Club- will be on the first split 10’’ vinyl with Keiki, who is currently finishing recording "Popcorn From The Grave", their third album (and second on Cheap Satanism Records).

On this record Keiki delivers two songs that could surprise bitter-sweet "satanic pop" regulars with its disquieting guitars and theremin that build up tension. The singing flirts with spoken word and if the twisted lyrics were not here to remind us that we were on planet Keiki, their sound could be described as "Haunted rock". Recorded with Pete Simonelli, the soulful singer of Enablers from San Francisco, "Full Body Wolf" portrays the mysterious exchange between Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock and Pete Simonelli who for the occasion plays at being a taxidermist whereas "A Woman’s Love" pays tribute to "Bloody Pit Of Horror", an old Italian gothic film that has become cult ever since. Some will eventually remember that Keiki had produced a videoclip for the song "Ironing Man" (on their previous album) based on some extracts from film.

"Haunted rock" has always fitted Bee And Flower’s sound as their cinematic and tortured music could be the perfect sound decor of a ghostly scenery. With "Jackson" and "You’re not the Sun", Bee And Flower unveils two songs from the forthcoming album "Suspension" which will be without a doubt their most focused and direct album to date. Recorded by Martin Bisi in New York (The Dresden Dolls, Angels Of Light and Serena Maneesh among others) and Ingo Krauss in Berlin (Crime & the City Solution, Tindersticks), it redefines the band’s skillfulness at blending agonizing sweetness and delicate ferocity well-illustrated by the two tracks selected for the vinyl. The catchy yet darkly melancholic melody from the first song contrasts with the bewitching and brilliant monotonous chant of the second.

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released November 14, 2011

KEIKI

Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock: voice & theremin
Raphaël Rastelli: guitar & programming

Guest vocals on Full Body Wolf by Pete Simonelli and bass by Kris Engelen.

Music by Raphaël Rastelli (Sabam). Full Body Wolf lyrics by Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock (Sabam). The words from A Woman's Love were taken from the film "Bloody Pit of Horror" (public domain).

Artwork by Gélise.
Layout by Fabienne Bonnoron

BEE AND FLOWER

* Jackson:

Recorded + Mixed by Ingo Krauss, Candy Bomber Studios, Berlin Germany
Mastered by Doug Henderson, micro-moose-berlin, Berlin Germany
Lyrics + Music written by Dana Schechter

Bass, Vocals: Dana Schechter
Keyboards: Roderick Miller
Guitars: Jonathan Heine
Drums: Thomas Fietz
Cello: Ladis Cinzek,
Christopher Hoffman
Viola: Elke Brauweiler
Hand claps: Rainer
Baumgarnter, Dana Schechter, Thomas Fietz

* You're Not the Sun:

Recorded by Martin Bisi, BC Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Ingo Krauss, Candy Bomber Studios, Berlin Germany
Mastered by Doug Henderson, micro-moose-berlin, Berlin Germany
Lyrics written by Dana Schechter / Music written by Dana Schechter & Lynn Wright

Bass, Vocals, Guitar: Dana Schechter
Keyboards: Roderick Miller
Guitar: Lynn Wright
Drums: Thomas Fietz
Violin: Jon Petrow
Percussion: Danny Tunick, Toby Dammit

Artwork by Bee and Flower.
Layout by Fabienne Bonnoron

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Cheap Satanism Records started as a joke. This lead to more jokes. Initially the label was built around a personality and this personality’s projects. But since, it has become the base of a highly creative game, determined to rule, using force and cunning if necessary. Many things will happen under this banner – 666 projects at least! ... more

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