Darkness (Mater Tenebrarum)

by Dani Mari & Johnny Butler

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Johnny Butler & Dani Mari have united to create a series of short films & music inspired by Dario Argento's movie trilogy The Three Mothers (Le Tre madri), (Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears). Johnny Butler combines sultry saxophone and other woodwind instrument melodies with Dani Mari's haunting witchy vocals. With the help of Todd Reynolds (Steve Reich, Bang on a Can) on violin, Rose Rutledge on flute, and Will Hanza on mandolin and acoustic guitar, the result is eerily akin to an otherworldly chamber orchestra. The creative process for the short films is unique in that the music is composed before the films are made.

Featured on WXPN, Brooklyn Vegan, Bloody Disgusting & Screamfix.
World Premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.


released June 13, 2016

Sighs (Mater Suspiriorum)
inspired by Suspiria from Dario Argento's movie trilogy The Three Mothers (Le Tre madri)

Dani Mari - lyrics, vocals
- danimarimusic.com
Johnny Butler - production, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, organ
- johnnybutler.com
Todd Reynolds - violin
- toddreynolds.com
Rose Rutledge - flute
- roserutledgemusic.com
Will Hanza - mandolin, acoustic guitar
- willhanza.com
Mixed by Robert Lux
- robertlux.com
Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves
- thethousandcaves.com


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Dani Mari New York

Audiences across the world have gravitated toward Dani Mari's beautifully haunting voice and simplistic elegant lyrics.

She has been featured on NPR, BBC, MTV, Vogue, WXPN & Brooklyn Vegan & has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Roland Marckwort from Canada as Violentene, Omega Vague, Brooklyn Shanti, I Am Snow Angel & many other producers from around the world.
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Track Name: Darkness (Mater Tenebrarum)
Sarah whispered.......

Find the key
Bitter sweetness
Passageway underground
Dance in the underground ballroom
Dance Dance Dance Dance to slave
Slave to live
Live to death
Grab your heart

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