The Silk Demise is:
Bill Litshauer: Composer, Producer
Olivia Zielinski: Lyricist, Vocals (on Self-Titled album)
Edie Marshall: Lyricist, Vocals (on albums Midnight Eyes and Night Sessions)
If steady calming drum beats and an hypnotizing tempo are what you are looking for, The Silk Demise may be the one to satisfy your music cravings.
The group’s genre is classified as Trip-Hop, once a faction to differ from the crowded fans of Hip-Hop but is now an independent genre influencing many of today’s pop icons, one of which is currently a Grammy winner for Record of the Year, Gotye. In describing what The Silk Demise has to offer, Grave Concerns webzine review says the group is essentially “sensual, stripped-down trip-hop”.
Trip-Hop is not what one may call mainstream, but if you’ve been into music long enough or have dug through the histories deep enough, you’ll realize how much the genre is actually influencing and molding many popular artists nowadays. For many, this type of music may be quite ominous to enjoy over a chilled game night, but to others, the mesmerizing rhythms are otherworldly, inspiring enough that it even fits more immersive games such as the suspense game series, Silent Hill.
For The Silk Demise, their choice of genre maybe slightly inapplicable as “mood music” for game night but for them to embrace the electronic-yet-organic melodies is poetically similar to enjoying your popular music in their barest, most basic, most raw emotions.
One of their singles, Professor’s Lake, gives you the feeling of freely wondering in a chilly vast field. The music they showcase fully utilizes what Trip-Hop music is all about, it’s grabbing you by the hand forcefully and then letting you enjoy the immersive feeling of entering a new world of varying sentiments and passions.
Listen to them on Spotify.
In Movies and Television
Stream (2009) starring Whoopi Goldberg and William Sadler (theme music)
Great British Hairdresser (multiple episodes)
History Detectives (multiple episodes)
All In with Laila Ali (Episode “Sacred Ink”)
CNN International Europe
The Scene (mini-series)
Ultimate Rush (various YouTube shorts) Red Bull