Stream: White Lies remix The Living Gods of Haiti’s ‘Killing Lotus’+ Video

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The Living Gods of Haiti
EP Release: ‘Killing Lotus’
Release date: 13 May 2016
Label: Kwaidan Records

The ‘Killing Lotus EP’ is the stunning second release from The Living Gods of Haiti and the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Run Back To Never’.

It contains three darkly atmospheric songs, ‘Killing Lotus’, ‘Bone Dry’ and “Akem Manah’ alongside a superb remix of the title track by White Lies.

The music is an organic explosion of dark glittering melodies and poetry amidst a trembling ocean of synth. Drummers drumming from cliff tops and sirens luring the sailors in. A delicate balance between the nature of light and shade.

It explores more Persian and Oriental sounds and textures that compliment the chanting poetic style and ethereal, powerful vocals are accompanied by evocative lyrics.

Taking their name from Maya Deren’s documentary film on ritual dance and voodoo ‘Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti’, this outfit is fronted by singer, writer, poet and video maker Rebekah.

The EP was produced by Rebekah’s long time collaborator Marc Collin, best known for his work with Nouvelle Vague & Yasmine Hamdan.

The duo set out to create an all encompassing aesthetic, one that drew as much from the writings of ee cummings, Aleister Crowley or the Zoroastrian Avesta as it did from the music of Dead Can Dance, David Bowie or the Cocteau Twins.

Following on from the video of ‘Killing Lotus’, The Living Gods of Haiti have just shared a new remix of the forthcoming single by Charles Cave of London trio White Lies.


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