Portugal is well known for its fascination with the morbid. Death is part of daily conversation. Its national chant, Fado, is the musical incarnation of melancholy and painful longing called “saudade”. And the country’s capital Lisbon only wakes up in the darkness of night.
From this unlikely location, SINISTRO emerged as an embodiment of both lush and devastating musical landscapes driven by five individuals from distinct art circles. Their new album ‘Semente’ (“Seed”) is a fascinating exercise in amalgamating this national legacy into dark and fascinating sound. This unique music is quite hard to easily tag and file into a drawer. The mind tries tricks and attempts constructions like LANA DEL REY meets MY DYING BRIDE – only to drop the idea a minute later.
SINISTRO comment: “The last song to be composed for this album was the title-track ‘Semente’. Patrícia’s vocal part derives from an improvisation with ad lib lyrics. Three takes were recorded and in the end used the first one. Our director José Dinis came up with the concept and the idea of a slow motion sequence shot in a way that all light and camera work had to be choreographed. After a few trials we finally got it right.”
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