Songs to the sirens

December 31, 2005

painted saints

Filed under: clément — clement @ 8:59 am


bon je suis desolé pour la forme je debute..
c’est au cours d’une conversation avec une amatrice americaine de wedding, je lui demande ce qu’elle fais, et elle me repond, essentiellement du violon dans un nombre de groupe absolument ridicule… je lui demande lesquels et effectivement la liste et longue, mais parmis ses préférrés, elle me cite celui ci et je tombe de ma chaise en ecoutant ce titre

melange detonnant de klezmer et de sixteen horsepower me semble t il….
le chanteur fait egalement de très belles peintures a voir dans la section artwork de leur site

le site du groupe: painted saints


  1. hello mister clément
    alors il nous faudrait aussi l’adresse du site si tu l’as
    et j’ai mis le morceau en LINK
    (tu as un petit bouton en haut de la page edit pour ça)
    merci mezrci
    et bonne année à toi

    Comment by dana — December 31, 2005 @ 1:50 pm

  2. this group is cool. I love the way they put everything.
    Somebody has a sampler posted in his review.

    Painted Saints, as their name makes clear, do play a sad style of music, ballad heavy and beautiful constructed to the point of sounding like a folk orchestra. And, indeed, the band is no stranger to orchestration having recorded several scores for museum and radio shows. Fonfara’s voice is simple and subtle, almost an afterthought as the band’s multi-layered compositions fit perfectly in the forefront. Painted Saints take many traditional styles and create a highly organic experimental blend of wonderous sound. While often down-tempo and melancholic, songs like Kerosene see the band play gypsy-influenced, upbeat and whimsical music as well. In a world where many bands are using electronic experimentation to push the traditional folk envelope, it is more than refreshing to hear a band from Denver (i.e. not Brooklyn of San Francisco) play without the use of high-tech gizmos, proving that musicians can still create original and amazing sounds the old fashioned way. And that is, ultimately, the greatest triumph of Miles of Twine, that while traditional in so many respects, its originality isn’t of the 21st century but rather an astounding amalgam of so many different times, cultures and sounds. Organic experimentalism is alive and well with many thanks to Fonfara and his amazing cast of other Painted Saints.

    Comment by squashed — December 31, 2005 @ 11:26 pm

  3. There are more samples in their homepage media section below.

    Comment by squashed — December 31, 2005 @ 11:31 pm

  4. thx clément and squashed
    I like this band so much

    Comment by dana — January 1, 2006 @ 7:54 pm

  5. Dirty three also have that same band combo of string and electric guitar. They’ve been around since early 90’s. COme to think of it, painted saints sounds like Dirty three.


    mp3 and links, in case somebody wants to dig around.

    Comment by squashed — January 2, 2006 @ 1:49 am

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