Melbourne-based ambient dream folk alchemist PLUM GREEN today offers up her rendition of The Sisters Of Mercy’s “Valentine,” now playing at The Obelisk.
Originally featured on The Sisters Of Mercy’s 1983 The Reptile House EP, the slow, drum machine-lead, reverb drenched track is a goth cult classic. The cover was an international collaboration, with Duncan Nairn providing bass and footage from New Zealand. Daniel Cross provided the other instruments, engineered vocals, and mixed the track in Melbourne, Australia. GREEN created the music video, which was shot on a VHS camcorder and spliced video from Nairn which was also run through a VHS to fit. The track was mastered by Jesse Oberin.
Watch PLUM GREEN’s haunting version of The Sisters Of Mercy’s “Valentine,” alongside an in depth interview, at The Obelisk HERE.
PLUM GREEN released her Somnambulistic full-length last Fall via Nefarious Industries. A rousing collection of dark lullabies, each of Somnambulistic’s nine stirring tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. Guided by guitar, PLUM GREEN’s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes.
Somnambulistic was produced and mixed by Daniel J. Cross at The Pool Room in Melbourne, Australia with string quartet engineered by Jesse Oberin at Crosstown Studios. A variety of different instruments are featured including classical string arrangements and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, which is said to be the largest musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere. Somnambulistic also features collaborators Tonal Noir from Macedonia and Valentina Veil (VV & The Void) from Berlin.
View GREEN’s previously released videos for “Eyes Shut” HERE, “White Kitten” HERE, “People Of The Snow” HERE, “Walk Against The Wind” HERE, “Moon Of Honey” HERE, “Raspberry Vine” HERE, and “Here We Go” HERE.
Somnambulistic is available on LP and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its stunning entirety.
Born in a squat in England, raised in New Zealand, and presently residing in Australia, PLUM GREEN combines elements of folk, grunge, goth, and post-rock with her dark and moving lyrical prose. GREEN’s voice aches with the ocean’s desire to connect and divide. Summoning ghosts, lovers, and other creatures of the night, GREEN’s poignant hymns are at once deep, haunting, and alluring. However, it is within the live setting where PLUM GREEN truly comes into her own. Performances take on the quality of a ritual journey into darkness, delivering listeners safely back in the sunlight on the other side. Her shows are intimate affairs where time seems to draw to a standstill, her sheer ability to hold an audience with just her voice and a guitar something that must be witnessed in person to truly comprehend. Accompanied by guitarist Daniel Cross, there is an intensity to the proceedings with the pair often working together in a subconscious state of euphonious symbiosis.