Dream-like Etherea and Down-tempo Electro. Inside Hotel de Ville, the rooms tell stories and the walls have ears. Cinematic and darkly seductive, Hotel de Ville is the musical vehicle of composer and vocalist Rhett Brewer. Fernet Branca have selected Hotel de Ville's track Full Circle for their advertising campaign in Italy and the rest of Europe. Taking inspiration from 60’s French pop, operatic intrigue and film noir, Brewer has singularly constructed a shimmering drama and 21st century vision. Bittersweet melodies blend with orchestral urgency. Hotel de Ville veers between overwhelming elation and desperate heartbreak. Despair, lonliness and bygone dreams are ever present in the mix, as are tenderness and hope. Hotel de Ville mixes classical instrumentation and down-tempo percussion while re-mixing Brewer's otherworldly voice.
The Past: Orchestra to Arab ensemble, Brewer’s debut album The Ebbing Wings of Wisdom scaled the extremes. With the release of the collaborative album These Wings Without Feathers in 1996, which also includes music by Lisa Gerrard, Brewer began to experiment with using his own voice as an instrument.
In Brewer’s case, the music came before the film. Since a strong cinematic quality has always permeated Brewer’s music, his early recordings led to scoring feature films. His music has become increasingly in demand for films, with tracks appearing in notable films such as The Path to 9/11 screened in 2006 on US channel ABC.
As an 8-year old child, Brewer was hand picked as a soloist in a local Catholic school. For the past decade, Brewer has lived and worked in London, England.
dream-like etherea and gut-wrenching sorrow rolled into one. Enjoy your stay!
Rhett Brewer: Voice/Keyboards
Paul Stone: Drums/Percussion
Jo Quail: Cello
Susannah Quail: Violin
Chris Marshall: Percussion/Vibraphones
Steven Frampton: Keyboards/Piano
Album: The Ebbing Wings of Wisdom - 1996
Album: These Wings Without Feathers - 1997 (With Lisa Gerrard and Co/Ex)
Album: Hotel de Ville - 2007
EP: The View From Afar - Spring 2007
Homeworld2: Video Game - Co-Composer 2005
Top 10 Album
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Hotel de Ville was selected as a top 10 album to watch out for in May, 2006 by wonderful host Tricia...Hotel de Ville was selected as a top 10 album to watch out for in May, 2006 by wonderful host Tricia Halloran! Other albums included were Snow Patrol and Gnarls Barclay
Hotel de Ville
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A stirring collection of music that has an appealing cinematic elemen, not out of place in a dramati...A stirring collection of music that has an appealing cinematic elemen, not out of place in a dramatic indie film. An adventurous unknown gem.
Inside Hotel de Ville
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A seemingly impossible marriage between dead can dance, sigur ros and jay-jay johanson with Brewer’s...A seemingly impossible marriage between dead can dance, sigur ros and jay-jay johanson with Brewer’s signature arrangements and his velvety, vibrating and mystical voice completing the picture. Emotionally rich and enchanting.
Atmospheric and Cinematic
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Atmospheric and cinematic music that recalls, amongst others, the Cocteau twins. Brewer’s angelic vo...Atmospheric and cinematic music that recalls, amongst others, the Cocteau twins. Brewer’s angelic voice is akin to antony hagarty or david mcalmont. pleadingly sweet and calm, this is A remarkable record.
Between 15 minutes (3 songs) and 60 (12 songs)
Adaptable, depending on the situation.
In the Moment
The View From Afar
Hymn to the Forsaken
Fear of Flying
Feeling the Cold
The Uncertain Smile
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