Friday, March 7, 2008

Violin Faery - Emilie Autumn

I'm lying in my bedroom. The Lady of Avalon lies open beside me, and the pages of the exercise book that I'm writing my current fairy story in are on the other side of me, with the pen marking the page.

On my bedside table, my dragon lamp is on and my lady candle holder with pretty wings has two candles burning. Amongst all this, there seems to be a heavy energy of magic and fantasy lingering in the room.

I've just brought music into my room. I'm not sure how much other writers use music to get into the mindset of their stories and/or characters. I know some writers who swear by soundtracks for particular stories of theirs, and can't write a word without one soundtrack or other playing in the background.

Me, I'm nowhere near that particular. Don't get me wrong, I love creating a magical atmosphere around me (see above, right? *grins*) but when it comes to music, I can pretty much put my whole playlist on random and let it do its thing.

One song that has just come on though, is Swallow by Punktorian, Violin Faery, musical artist, Emilie Autumn. For anyone who hasn't heard of this beautiful songstress and violinist, here, let me just say this:

I'm not a fairy but I need,
More of this life so I became,
This creature representing more to you than,
Just another girl,
And if I had a chance to change my mind,
I wouldn't for the world.

Not only is she gorgeous and incredibly talented, but she currently has two CDs out in completely different musical styles. Enchant holds towards a ye olde Victorian majesty, with such songs as Chambermaid and Rose Red, and the tune to Greensleeves is part of her song Juliet. Her second CD, named Opheliac, is inspired by Nine Inch Nails and has everything from Shakespeare quotes in the lyrics of the title track, to her own take on the Lolita story in Gothic Lolita.

But don't just take my word. You can listen to her music at her myspace:

Buy this lady. She is awesome and inspiring!

Nikki Watson.


Malice Blackheart said...

That Autumn music is plenty vampiric. I’m with you on putting playlists on random. Sometimes the soundtrack for your story can invent itself that way. I tend to look to music for inspiration, but once I’ve got my story, I’m not really dependent on the music anymore. I mean, it’s not like your reader will be listening to the same track as you, though it’s a remote possibility I guess.

Unknown said...

A very remote possibility! *grins* I don't think I'm dependent on the music at any stage, seriously. There are some manuscripts I'll get out without any musical assist. But it's nice to have there, and it's nice for it to be a diverse collection, hense, random. *grins*

I hoped that you didn't dislike Emilie's music. :)