Zeigeist

Zeigeist

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Shrouded in clouds of feathers, gigantic snowballs, haute couture and spurting blood, their macabre performance is visually stunning. Backed by warbling synths, Mattias Brun and his vocal aide Maria N chant sequences that swarm, threatening to dismember the less cautious onlooker.

Biography

Zeigeist started as a creative project in Sweden 2005. The idea was to find a meeting between the different members profession, and experience how the different subject fields could be vitalized with help from each other: stage performance, storytelling, film and photography, publicity, fashion, styling, graphic design and composition/music.

During the last 2,5 years the project has developed in different ways, and the part of Zeigeist as a music live act with visual elements has been fortified. With influences like Matthew Barney, Comme des garçons, Peter Greenaway, Andy Warhol, David Lynch and Alexander McQueen they have made performances – from small club events with experimental elements to big festival performances with dramatic lines and stories. ”Like a degenerated children’s party with paint, blood, feathers and confetti, mixed with haute couture, video projections, strobe and punchy pop music”. The goal is to make the performances in constant development; the audience shall never know what they can expect.

With focus on the music, Zeigeist has provided themselves a style influenced by the greatest hits through the pop history with a starting point in the 80’s well-produced pop, mixed with lyrics and stories with dystopian undertones. The colorful singer, Princess, has best been described as “this century’s perfect hybrid of Kate Bush and Cyndi Lauper”. Zeigeist became a name when Tar Heart – their newordervisage-influenced song about a young lovers nightly secrets – got in focus in magazines, blogs, TV and radio. Among others Pitchfork Media (US) listed the unmastered demo version as one of the best tracks 2006.

Lyrics

Tar heart

Written By: Zeigeist

Your eyes make Eric swallow
A drop of freezing sweat
His naked skin will bury
Your secret left unsaid
A boy like you are precious
He knows it like the rest
The camera lens is ice cold
Lick Eric’s hairy breast

Legs-torso-bleeding soul
Tight, let his fear evolve

You crack him out of love
You’re running through the wild
Hunter on the fumes
Tar heart man
It’s buried with his soul
Fast running through the woods
And leave it like it is

Your finger by his lining
The dirty motel sleeps
Bites down on leather, wining
Knows what your dark eyes keeps
The look of love is lethal
And Eric starts to cry
Looks like a trembling beetle
Make him prepared to die

Legs-torso-bleeding soul
Tight, let his fear evolve

You crack him out of love
You’re running through the wild
Hunter on the fumes
Tar heart man
It’s buried with his soul
Fast running through the woods
And leave it like it is

His picture on the screen
Give Eric blue bashed skin
Green eyes turn into pitch black
As he devotes to sin
Your fist will bury itself
Like knife in stomach, deep
And Eric’s eyes will fade out
Run faster, leave him, leap

Legs-torso-bleeding soul
Tight, let his fear evolve

You crack him out of love
You’re running through the wild
Hunter on the fumes
Tar heart man
It’s buried with his soul
You’re running through the woods
And leave it like it is

(Easy to carve out lonely hearts
Bodies freeze faster in the night, out in the dark)

It’s pounding in your chest
You’re running through the woods
And leave it like it is

Cuffs

Written By: Zeigeist

I never thought you’d do like this
You were my sex and I’m your miss
We’ve reached the bottom line

I held your head and you did mine
You gave me folds and I turned blind
Gave in from time to time

If you grab my hands like this
It’s like the first time that we kiss
If you grab my hands like this
Your unleashed wrath will be unmade

Our porn film clip that I adore
You start all over like before
No longer gives a damn

Your giant leap to something new
Gave me the insight of what you’ve screwed
Stop telling me who I am

If you grab my hands like this
It’s like the first time that we kiss
If you grab my hands like this
Your unleashed wrath will be unmade

You told me lies like all the rest
And now you’ve flunked my basic test
I saw the things you hide from me
The bottom line won’t you agree

If you grab my hands like this
It’s like the first time that we kiss
If you grab my hands like this
Your unleashed wrath will be unmade

Discography

Their debut album “The Jade Motel”, with ten stories about longing, destructivity and unconditional love, with the music as a glaring colored fond; was released in April on the label Spegel.