Tears (Mater Lachrymarum)

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 October 31, 2016

Tears (Mater Lachrymarum)
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

Photo by Elizabeth Thorpe
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: Tears (Mater Lachrymarum)
Layers of graves drive you mad trapped
Shores of the Black Sea
Chaos of despair fight
What you see does not exist
And what cannot see is truth
The secret of the house
Three furies, three dates, three graces trapped
Voices in your head
Nothing's wrong with you it's the world that's gone crazy
The secret of the house

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