August 20, 2021

Scarlet Mill: Chronicles

Dutch experimental dark wave duo Scarlet Mill mix beauty and death on their debut EP, Chronicles, a 7-piece murder ballad suite. Jennifer Moesker (keyboards, vocals) and Erik Verhoef (guitars, bass, drums, vocals) take it slow most of the time, with saxophone Maarten Verhoef as a lonesome soloist on some of the tracks. The songs are connected almost seamlessly, even when they switch genres - jazz for In You, early Seventies psychedelic Pink Floyd for A Sudden Death, Ry Cooder guitar for 29 Palms, and piano driven spoken word for Je Suis a Toi.

Chronicles is an anatomy of a murder, but like any good story it is impossible to put down and not see it through until the end, only to listen again and again to fully appreciate the depth of the lyrics and the musical nuggets that might have slipped past the listener's attention.

Chronicles is a self-released EP. Buy it from their website.

  1. In You
  2. A Sudden Death
  3. Beware
  4. 29 Palms
  5. Flying Trees
  6. Aware
  7. Je Suis a Toi


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