Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Mahogany Frog. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I was fascinated by their music.
The music of this band hit me right away, these melodies and tones resonated in my soul.
Ancestral music that seems to hide a secret. A mysterious and intense atmosphere that has the ability to hypnotize the listener.
While listening to the new single A Decision Of The Flower from this talented band I closed my eyes and found myself in a parallel universe.
The strong point of the Mahogany Frog is to mix very different sound elements and to make them coexist in a perfect balance.
I have always been a lover of silent films, one of my favorites is the Golem but also Faust is in my top ten and such a refined tribute is truly incredible.
The production is great and I have to admit that this music gave me goosebumps.
I definitely recommend their music to everyone.
A Decision Of The Flower is Mahogany Frog’s Single Out Now!
Haunted and magical!
Mahogany Frog’s Faust is an original score set to the eponymous 1926 German silent film. Directed by F. W. Murnau, Faust is widely regarded to be among the greatest films of the silent era. It tells the classic legend of fate and temptation that dates back centuries. In this, their latest offering, Mahogany Frog brings together their collective experience in composition, experimentation, electronics, intense rock & roll, and searing fuzz guitar. Together they weave a dark and diverse score around Faust’s brooding tale of corruption, devastation and redemption.
The music for Faust was initially written and rehearsed over the span of three months, culminating in a series of performances at historic cinemas in Western Canada. Accompanying the band on this tour was audio engineer Grant Trippel, who later recorded the studio sessions at EDR in February of 2020.
In the interim, Mahogany Frog worked on their seventh studio record Mahogany Frog In The Electric Universe. Following work on …Electric Universe, the live recordings were revisited and work on Faust began anew. Whereas …Electric Universe was tightly produced, polished and positive; Faust was envisioned as being dark, raw and emotional. Over the course of 12 months, sessions at four different studios yielded the raw materials for a dense and maximalist sonic tapestry. Final editing, mixing and mastering was completed over the next 3 months, first to picture and then for LP.