Feb 052015

When Cosovel singer Izolda Sorenson emailed me her band’s music, I wasn’t sure what I was hearing. The email was little help, as it appeared to have been run through Google Translate: “I travesty poetry of 20th century slovenian dadaist, Srecko Kosovel, changing historical context, but trying to keep emotionality of poems rebellion character.”

But the videos she included were striking. Dark and surreal, they featured ambulances and bodypaint, like someone who had been watching a lot of David Lynch. One mimicked the creepy aesthetic of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”; the other seemed more like “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Continue reading »