17 October 2005
There is a sub-branch of goth music which features ethereal female vocals. Here are my favourites in this sub-genre.
Love Spiral Downwards - Idylls
Love Spiral Downwards - Ardor
Chandeen - Spacerider: Love at first sight
Chandeen - Jutland
The first two Love Spiral Downwards albums are, in my opinion, the best that they have ever created, subsequently, their later work veered off towards a languid lounge-cum-jazz direction. Abysmal really. Love Spiral Downwards eventually renamed itself as Love Spirals.
Chandeen has broken up. One of the vocalist has contributed vocals to a recent In Strict Confidence release.
There are five great collections featuring gothic ethereal vocals titled:
Heavenly Voices Volume 1
Heavenly Voices Volume 2
Heavenly Voices Volume 3
Heavenly Voices Volume 4
The Best of Heavenly Voices
The Heavenly Voices series is a good collection if one were to want to explore the ethereal goth music scene.
No Irish folk please.
To put it in words
To write it down
That is walking on hallowed ground"
'Sacred' Depeche Mode