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the silk demise / Bio

... Hailing from Toronto, The Silk Demise offer up sensual, stripped-down trip-hop on their self-titled debut. Combining the talents of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Bill Litshauer and lyricist/vocalist Olivia Zielinski, the band's sound falls somewhere between…say…Massive Attack and the moody trip-hop found on Akira Yamaoka's soundtracks to the later Silent Hill games.

Blending sultry female vocals, occasional half-whispered male vocals a la Tricky, and music that emphasizes atmospheric sound with sometimes sparser melodic work, the album is an extremely competent and immaculately produced blend of dark, electronic-yet-organic trip-hop with a slightly experimental slant ...

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Influences and Sound

Where to begin? Listeners will hear pieces of Massive Attack, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Nine Inch Nails, Mogwai, Oceansize, Hooverphonic, Moby, Deftones, IAMX, DJ Shadow, UNKLE, Stars, V.A.S.T, Puscifer, Ladytron, Goldfrapp, Akira Yamaoka... among others. Though the influence is diverse, the sound encompasses, driving beats, throbbing basslines, and ambient darkscapes to produce a sound that is both smooth and sinister...

General Info

Band Members
Bill Litshauer - instrumentals/production, Edie Marshall - vocals, Olivia Zielinski - vocals
Artist Name
the silk demise
Home Page
Active Since
Electronica / Trip Hop / Down-tempo

Contact Info

Toronto, ON, CA

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