Clan Of Xymox

Musicwerks Seattle & El Corazon Present:

Clan Of Xymox

The Bellwether Syndicate, Curse Mackey

Fri Nov 09 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

El Corazon

$22.00 - $100.00

This event is 21 and over

Clan Of Xymox
Clan Of Xymox
Originally formed in Holland in 1983 as Xymox, Clan of Xymox became one of the pioneers of the dark and moody electronic music that later became known as darkwave. They released one mini-album, 'Subsequent Pleasures', as Xymox, then released two albums and a number of singles on 4AD as Clan of Xymox. They shortened their name to Xymox again in 1988 and signed to a subsidiary of Polygram. Their releases as Xymox were in a more synthpop/dance music vein.

The Xymox era ended in 1997 when, in the midst of a revival in the gothic scene, Ronny Moorings made the decision to restart Clan of Xymox and return to his musical roots. Since then, the band has released a series of critically acclaimed albums like " Hidden Faces", " Creatures", " Notes Of the Underground", "Farewell", " Breaking Point", In Love We Trust" and " Darkest Hour".
The band has released more than 13 studio albums, 2 DVD' s, a Remix and Live album ,  " Best Of " and even released a cover album named" Kindred Spirits", in 2012 giving ode to their own past influences.

The last studio album (2014) " Matters of Mind, Body and Soul“ is a captivating, darkly sparkling diamond of an album. The enigmatic magic, the voluptuous melodies, the foggy atmosphere and this very peculiar sense of tragic romance clad the album and float around the listener like a shroud. Gothic of the 21st century may be in a tough position, but CLAN OF XYMOX effortlessly prove that this genre has lost nothing of its relevance, nothing of its radiation. You just need to find the correct expression.
„Matters of Mind, Body and Soul“ melts contrasts into a coherent, harmonious, passionate album that would have become one of the genre's biggest milestones 20 years ago. Yet, thanks to Ronny Moorings ingenious craft, even today this album manages to reach a goal that has long become unreachable for other contestants of this art form: To deliver a timeless, deeply emotional Gothic record.
To the great enthusiasm of their fans, the band still tours with great energy worldwide on a constant yearly basis.  Current line-up consists of:  Ronny Moorings, Mojca Zugna, Mario Usai , Sean Goebel and Daniel Hoffmann.
The Bellwether Syndicate
The Bellwether Syndicate
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." – George Orwell

Released in 2013, The Night Watch is the debut EP from The Bellwether Syndicate, a group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are, as illustrated by their debut, coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, choosing here to push the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.

Kicking it all off is "All Fire," casting the band as prophets of the descent, with a vocal call to arms for the disaffected and downtrodden, all set to a combustible blend of sharp synths, droning dark-indie guitars and a glam-slam beat. The EP's title track, "The Night Watch," takes it up a notch, moving on from stoking dissenting fires to documenting and outing the corruption of our modern institutions, heeding the call to "become the media," broadcasting seeds of hope and change on the late-night wind, over a dynamic and driving blast of post-punk sound and fury. "101: Go" is a hedonistic romp through the glory of live rock and roll as we all know and love it -- hard, fast and visceral; this is the soundtrack to getting ready to go out for the night, doing your hair in the mirror with a wry grin, knowing that you'll be coming home spent, sore, and infinitely richer for the experience, all wailing riffs and pulsing beats to make the point, with Faith's voice moving from a sexy croon to commanding scream just in case you didn't get it. "Translucent" eases the tempo via a lush landscape of cascading shoegaze guitars, slinky bass lines and shuffling drums, with an introspective lyrical turn by William on love and the human condition, never quite sure of what someone else sees in us, and striving to be deserving of such gifts. The EP closes with "You Can See Through Me," a shimmering slice of pure dream-pop featuring the haunting vocals of Sarah Rose, evoking an atmosphere of love letters written on perfumed paper, while bright, crystalline melodies chime away en route to the big finish of this fragile but beautiful moment.

The Night Watch boasts rich production and pristine sonics, produced by The Bellwether Syndicate, recorded by William Faith at his Zone ø Studio, mixed by Chicago's New Canyons and mastered by Adam Stilson at the duo's Undertone facility in the Windy City.

While the music is written and recorded by William and Sarah, the live show features collaborators Philly Peroxide (keyboards/percussion), Spencer Kiss (drums) and Paul Sin (bass). The Bellwether Syndicate present a powerful and commanding live performance, where the sound and substance of the recorded work truly comes to life; where the art is made whole by the audience -- and this is a band that knows how to connect with its audience: not a typical fan base, but an engaged and invested network of family and familiars spanning the globe.

With a handful of well-received live shows in their wake, The Bellwether Syndicate are currently beginning production on the video for the song "The Night Watch," which will be followed by more touring, and a new recording project on its' heels.
Curse Mackey
Curse Mackey
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/