Formed in 2006, Valentine Wolfe is the combined effort of the Lady Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. Imagine Sarah Brightman being backed by Francois Rabbath blowing through a Marshall stack at midnight. Having dubbed their music “Victorian Chamber metal”, the duo have synthesized a love of metal, classical and industrial, infusing them with a Victorian sensibility that evokes the likes of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe.
The ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black–which call to mind not only the aforementioned Brightman, but also Dianne van Giersbergen of Xandria and Tarja Turunen–are buttressed by the thunderous growl of Braxton’s electric upright bass, and the two coalesce over pounding rock and electronic grooves punctuated by a maelstrom of synthesizers, keyboards, samples and sound design.
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There is a lot of music in this episode, as Dr Sage attempts to find the connection between modal music and transmigration. As a composer, I was able to explore the sound of Renaissance period instruments and creating themes using the modal scales.
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We are thrilled to announce we will have new theme music for our Season two episodes. Unwoman has created a piece for us based on the dies irae.
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Puppets! Rabbits! Madness! The Velveteen Band is releasing our second album, “What’s on the Other Side” — be a part of history!
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The image features the musicians of London Symphony Orchestra. No, we didn’t get them to record the music for us, but maybe someday.
Season two is going to add music to our episodes, themes that will highlight the action. As a preview to what to expect, I thought I’d share some of the themes you might hear in episode 201. As the podcast is set in the 1890’s I thought it would be appropriate to have themes played by an orchestra.
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Dr Sage has been exploring the connection of music to time travel. Music also plays a big role in our episodes, most especially with our Featured Artists. Music can change the way we look at life. We look forward to increasing the role of music in future episodes and letting Dr Sage discover the role of music in her own life.
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