Band: Fin de Siècle Album: Nine Barns Genre: Neofolk/Ambient/Experimental Country of Origin: France Year: 2007
I can't find any samples anywhere, Fin de Siècle weren't exactly well known. Nine Barns was their last album and is really a quite beautiful, interesting and eerie Ambient album that sometimes boarders on Neofolk in a few songs. The ambience is mostly created through wonderfully creative violin, guitar and drum work, with sound clips and backing synth in many places added to it. The wonderful, intense and eerie atmosphere the violin work of Florence Cailleux can create is especially noticeable on tracks like "Fearless Femme" and "Prison". "Daddy" is an incredibly intriguing musical adaption of Sylvia Plath's poem by the same name, with a recording of Sylvia Plath herself reading the poem placed over Ambient music. If you're interested in something experimental, interesting and absorbing, give this a listen, but skip it if you don't plan on sitting down and opening yourself up to every second of the music.