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Salem have their own unique sound and style. Part soundtrack to an imagined previously unreleased Spaghetti Western, and part existentialist symphony packed with literary references, mariachi trumpets, banjos, bells and a Russian army choir, Salem are impressive! Through bombastic landscapes of sound ingeniously orchestrated to intimate cabaret-like night club gusto, Salem combine a vast variety of genres and styles and refuse to be pigeon holed in one particular direction. A common denominator, however, is the superb vocal that shies no comparison to the greatest crooners of all times and the songs that, though founded in a pop-context, dare wrestle the great philosophical themes of our time with poetical flair and lyrical beauty.
With the release of the Trilogy - "I Kicked the Dog" (2002), "The Anatomy of Pain" (2003) and "From the Riverbank" (2005) - Salem has taken the Danish critics by storm, receiving two nominations to the most important and highest ranked Danish music award, The Steppenwolf 2006, and several top 10 album-of-the-year rankings by an agreeing unity of Danish written medias.
As a result of substantial airplay on various international radio stations, along side with requests from the European and American movie industry, a need emerged for an album designed to an international audience. ”The Rest of the West” (2007) is Salem’s first international album and contains – besides material from the duo’s first three albums – new tracks as well.
“The Rest of the West” manifests Salem’s awesome potential and would suit any motion picture - especially the one within your mind - so lean back, enjoy and check out more on www.houseofsalem.dk and www.coperecords.com