Deus Faust‘s reinterpretation of ‘His Master’s Voice’ is the second step that will lead us to reveal, day after day, the first project from the Dark Alternative Music Collective WAVE.NOIR, entitled “My Velvet Cage”, a heartfelt tribute to the Sussex-based, UK cult band, Venus in Furs, that evolved out of the post-punk explosion of the early 80s, led by the enigmatic, yet still active frontman Times.
A bunch of contemporary dark alternative musicians such as Nao Katafuchi, Emil Moonstone & The Anomalies, The Stave Church, Human, Paris Alexander feat. Eirene, Pilgrims of Yearning, Shad Shadows, Two Moons, UIU, Ash Code, and Distant Stars, besides the already mentioned Deus Faust, are going to pay their respects to those sought after, unforgettable, classics.
Originally presented in the Venus in Furs‘ debut album ‘Platonic Love & Other Stories’ (1984), among the most groundbreaking releases of new wave music in the 80s, with its seemingly Anatolian tango oriented rhythm, ‘His Master’s Voice’ became almost at once one of the most beloved songs by this very important band, and an eternal superhit of their trademark music.
Here, the intercontinental duo Raymond Nelson and André Savetier pay their tribute to one of their best influences for Deus Faust, offering a great cover to the song in their own darkwave style with Savetier sticking to the original theatrical vocal approach, and Nelson making it all sounding way more gothwise. The song itself is a quite danceable tune on a really nice and practical tempo, while it also hides one of the characteristic surprises of the 80s new wave; …the no wave ‘flirt’.
Deus Faust respected the original song and without trying to make it a shining something else than the original, they are presenting a really nice cover of the song. here it is!!!
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Written by Loud Cities’ Mike