To experience dark music under a scorching sun, check out Dead Go Fast
's new track Entenka (Under A Scorching Sun)
. "Entenka" means "Under a scorching sun" in Japanese. It's a song about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagazaki, that created the same heat as the surface of the sun, just a few hundred meters from the ground where thousands of women and children lived. So the lyrics are about one of these children, calling his mother right after that "scorching sun" burnt everything down.
Musically, you can hear influences from Siousxie and The Banshees
(listen to the guitars on Cry
), Roger Waters
and even UNKLE
in the intro bass sound. And of course, Vii-Pii
's tenebrous vocals are reminiscent of Andrew Eldritch and The Sisters of Mercy
.Entenka (Under A Scorching Sun)
was released by Vii-Pii
on Aug 6, 2008, the anniversary day of the first atomic bombing over Hiroshima. It's free to download.