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Voltaire
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Direct from the underground New York Goth scene comes this strange brew of gypsy violins, driving rhythms, sardonic wit and turn-of-the-century mayhem. Combining beautiful old-world melodies with viciously sarcastic lyrics, Wagnerian bravado with Brechtian allure, Voltaire has crafted twelve songs of love, loss, revenge and dismemberment sure to bring a smile to even the darkest of souls. Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez (AKA Voltaire) is a singer/songwriter whose music has its roots deeply imbedded in European folk music. His songs speak of love and, most often, the loss thereof with the added twist of how best to seek revenge on the ones who have hurt you. Lyrically, he explores and reveals those moments of vulnerability most would rather not discuss and exploits with childish abandon those fleeting streaks of cruelty we all feel but choose not to act upon or even mention. Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are highly theatrical -full of props and stories. The visual quality of his performances is not surprising; Voltaire has been directing commercials and animating short films for the last ten years. He's best known for his Hieronymous Bosch inspired station ID's for MTV.
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Releases on file (4)
Various Artists — A Dark Cabaret 2 Various Artists — A Dark Cabaret 2
(Projekt 260, 2011, CD)
Voltaire — Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids Voltaire — Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids
(Projekt 252, 2010, CD)
Various Artists — A Dark Noël Various Artists — A Dark Noël
(Projekt 198, 2007, CD)
Voltaire — Almost Human Voltaire — Almost Human
(Projekt 98, 2000, CD)

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