|Eccentrik Festival 2009 update 3 bands announced.
||[Apr. 11th, 2009|05:37 pm]
"The Congregation of Medication" Phantom Frequency
*The following info was taken from the official eccentrik_fest Community|
We are very happy to announce that The Clockwork Dolls & Lemming Malloy have joined the lineup for this year's festival
**The Clockwork Dolls**
The Clockwork Dolls began in 2007 with a simple concept - to create music that serves not only as a source for recreation but as a means of narration, a storyteller much like the days of old. The trio's strength rests in their unique combination of skills. Their music combines Allison Curval's knack for the fusing of traditional classical music with the epic sounds of contemporary musical scores and modern electronica with Helene De Fer's passion for poetic lyrics and Cedric Mayne's immersive musical style on the violin.
The music of The Clockwork Dolls involves an elaborate world that is simultaneously familiar and strange. It is one that is filled with flights of fancy, airships, and the technology of both past and future. With songs like Maiden Voyage telling the tale of a noble woman's dream of freedom and flight to the Ballad of Black Jack Jezebel, a story of a vengeful gambler set in the wild west, The Clockwork Dolls functions not only as a band but as a group of writers and actors telling a story of adventure, bravery, tragedy, and drama all mixed in with the occasional ho down.
For more information, check out: http://www.myspace.com/theclockworkdolls
Introducing: a steampunk band for the twenty-first century.
We implore that you embrace inconvience. When society must bend 'round your steadfast chanciness or bow to your obstinance, the trauma bruises the straightened arteries of our streamlined monotony and reveals a jagged corruption - and the anomalous gesture reveals that life may yet hold variance, surprise, and, hence, interest. When you feel the imposition of system, create variance. The disruption of routine is the source of all adventure. An unwashed rogue is the talk of the town, and a brush with death is a day remembered.
Contemporary mechanical advancements deem them slipshod, but the image of absurd lumbering steam-vessels invigorates the spirit. The viability of the preposterous exudes the miraculous, and extravagance need not be a negative trait. Before the time of interchangeable parts, tinkering was an exercise in expression. Dreamships handymen contrived are now vehicles laborers assemble, but technology as whimsy can be re-explored once one embraces the impractical.
We humbly proposition you to join us on our musical adventures!
For more information, check out: http://www.myspace.com/lemmingmalloymusic
**The Extraordinary Contraptions
A lawman, a time traveler, a gentleman explorer and a mad genius join forces... to alter the sound of steampunk as we know it! The Extraordinary Contraptions, Atlanta, Georgia's own steampunk rock band combine superb musicianship with visuals from a time that never was. The rock and roll aesthetic meets the steampunk DIY ethic to produce unique sound and visual sensation. For too long have sequencers and synthesizers sapped the "punk" out of steampunk. No more. A little band from Terminus is on its way to the rescue on a stage near you.
In their efforts to forge a steampunk rock movement, they employ neoclassic rock chops and a Victorian aesthetic to tell the stories of their otherworldly alter-egos. Their self-produced debut album, Inappropriate on Purpose, touches on universal themes before careening into pieces about malevolent alien invasions and failed mathematical romances. As the steampunk movement grows, The Extraordinary Contraptions offer their quirky, guitar-driven vision of this alternate reality.
In January 2009, the band was invited to become part of the worldwide steampunk musical collective Gilded Age Records, joining Vernian Process, The Clockwork Dolls, The Tenth Stage, Viral Millennium, Unextraordinary Gentlemen, Ghostfire, Jill Tracy, Mister Joe Black, and Revel Hotel.
For more information, check out: http://www.myspace.com/theextraordinarycontraptions