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Sex and Sarcasm in Spiritual Front’s “Children of the Night”


Love/sex relations are a path that switches between tenderness and rot.

Hell of a notion for Valentine’s Day, no? “Suicide Pop” unit Spiritual Front has always espoused this sort of black-and-white nihilism, often peppered with sarcasm. Note the cover [NSFW] for their upcoming album Amor Braque (“Mad Love”): one lover with a knife to their partner’s chest, the other with theirs ready behind their back. Spiritual Front’s cynicism is more than clear. At this point, the band’s gothic-tinged folk noir is pure, snarky negativity hidden behind pop hooks.

As overt as ever, Simone Salvatori melds folk imagery with unapologetic sexuality, pushing his sensual music to more uncomfortable peaks. Still inexorably tied with neofolk (I recall some confusion surrounding the release of Armageddon Gigolo), Spiritual Front is one of only a few in that sphere who deals with, erm, “Earthbound pleasures,” and Amor Braque‘s rhythmic pulsing oozes pure sex and the complicated baggage which comes with it.

Amor Braque will be released March 23rd on Prophecy Productions. Watch the music video for “Children of the Black Light” below.

From the artist:

Our intension was to create something that could mix together our darker traditional roots with a sort of filthy easy listening, it allows us to remind us some old Italian soundtracks too (and why not…our own disturbing decadent musical). ”Children of the black light’ born this way, like feeling part of a enlarged, sick and close family! The Black Hangar team, who came up with the choreography did a fantastic job, giving the right direction to the movements around the tune. Carlo Roberti from Solobuio visual factory, as usual, had the capability to direct this flux of obscure emotions we wanted to create.

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