Sighs (Mater Suspiriorum)

by Dani Mari & Johnny Butler

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Johnny Butler & Dani Mari have united to create a series of songs inspired by Dario Argento's movie trilogy about three witches called 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.

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released October 31, 2015

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

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

Photo by Crystal Clear Waters
Artwork by Dani Mari



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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: Sighs (Mater Suspiriorum)
The Three Mothers
by E. varelli

I do not know what price I should have to pay for breaking what we alchemists call Silentium. The life experiences of our colleagues should warn us not to accept laymen by imposing our knowledge upon them. I, Varelli, an architect living in London, Met the three mothers and designed and built for them three dwelling places. One in Rome, one in New York, and a third in Freiberg Germany. I failed to discover until too late that from those three locations, the three mothers rule the world with sorrow, tears, and darkness,

Mater Suspiriorum, the mother of sighs, and the oldest of the three, lives in Freiberg.

Mater Lachrymarum, the mother of tears, and the most beautiful of the sisters, holds rule in Rome,

Mater Tenebrarum, the mother of darkness, was the youngest and cruelest of the three, controls New York.

And I built their horrible houses, the repositories of all their filthy secrets. Those so called Mothers are actually wicked stepmothers , incapable of creating life.