Montreal’s minimal-synth maestro Xarah Dion returns with her video for “Ethos Eros”. Shot at the icy La Chaudière waterfall in Lévis (Québec), “Ethos Eros”, juxtaposes found footage of Soyuz spacecraft voyaging and landing, with shots of Dion chanting in the frozen sun.
Watch the video Below:
Ethos Eros is featured on Xarah Dion’s upcoming third LP Plein Nord.
Here is more information on the record courtesy of Dion’s press office:
“Brimming with incisive dance rhythms, the hypnotic compositions are a unique blend of past and contemporary coldwave. Configured and reconfigured, Dion has let time shape meaning and structure rather than forcing sound with a concept or aesthetic theme. Unknowingly, stripped bare, the album grew like a mineral in the quiet dark– its irregular beauty, its throb, and drive, its solitude and whisper are the crystallized facets of process and patience.
Beneath Plein Nord is a rich foundation synthesized from Dion’s knowledge of music. After studying the waves (post-punk, left-field house/techno…), she brings together her baroque music training, extensive musicianship and self-taught electronic music production to craft a vision of her own. At first, guided by raw analog electronics, the album is powered by Dion’s renewed interest in production. As new tools reveal new horizons, she finds special importance in perception and the senses. For Dion, the things to which we are closest make us who we are, and so she crafts sound as close as skin.
Embedded throughout Plein Nord are keys to its meaning. The title is meant as a direction (Due North) but also draws from the word Plein (full) and the implied contradiction of the Arctic as a symbol of emptiness facing a crowded future as the world changes under human influence. Using the secret code of langue française to express the thoughts over which she obsesses, Dion unfolds the surreal against the existential to reveal what can never be spoken outright. Composition and lyrics are spaces and relations rather than stories. Dire narratives are sparsely etched, threaded together but never linear. Her implied characters never serve a core identity as Dion explores the self which seeks to understand the world differently from the one who wants to be recognized.”
Plein Nord is out June 1st 2019
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES MAY 2019
- 11.05.19 Berlin, DE – TIQ, Hangar 49
- 16.05.19 Hamburg, DE – MS Stubnitz
- 23.05. 19 Warsaw, PL – Pogłos
- 25.05.19 London, UK – Achtung Achtung
- 29.05.19 Karlsruhe, DE – Fettschmelze
- 01.06.19 Toulouse, FR – DAda