Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boo Hoo

Voltaire, is a Cuban-American musician popular in the goth scene, although I would have to say it's closer to new wave than anything else. He's also an experienced animation and comic artist, and is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Even though Voltaire was born in Cuba, his music has strong roots and connections to European folk as well as other influences such as the goth scene. However, many listeners (including myself) find his music hard to classify. Although it has a sound reminiscent of European folk music, many people claim it to be darkwave or even goth cabaret. One thing is for sure it is extremely enjoyable to listen to and addictive as well. The album Boo Hoo came out in 2002 and was largely inspired by his sadness over the breakup of a relationship. Thus the hilarious cover art: Voltaire as sweater-wearing troubadour on stage, one eye blackened, with broken hearts behind him. The album features the song "BRAINS!" which is arguably Voltaire's most notable song which was originally a song written for the Cartoon Network show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Good Stuff and I'll certainly be featuring more Voltaire coming up.

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