Published Nov 23, 2012Luka Rogers has been weaving complicated, global-sampling beats with Vancouver electronic experimentalists Basketball for years, but since he's currently splitting his days living between Toronto and Lotusland, he's also had some time to focus on his solo project, Sisters of Séance. You can now sample one of the dark synthscaper's latest jams, "Tasnif for the Dead," in a new video.
The song starts off with a sample of Iranian Kurdish tanbur player Ali Akbar Moradi's "Tschi Vashan Yar," but Rogers quickly envelopes the clip with his own percussive clanks and snaky, dune-bound synth melodies. Befitting the heady and hypnotic ballad are clips of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1949 flick Manon, which finds its lead character burying his beloved in a plot of sand.
You can check it out down below.
Sisters of Séance will be performing at Vancouver's Astoria Hotel on December 4.