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Ensemble of Shadows

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Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows has been around as long as I can remember, always busy being weirder than the next band, living somewhere in the space between Diamanda Galas and a terrible nightmare you had after eating dodgy fish and watching Brahm Stoker’s Dracula. Lead singer Anna-Varney Cantodea is one of those incredibly visual people who has always chosen to forgo mundane ideas like ‘pretty’ for something more like ‘otherworldy’ and ‘alien’.

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What interests me currently is Cantodea’s transformation as she ages. After all, she was DEATHROCK AS FUCK when I was still listening to Cyndi Lauper, and she shows no signs at all of slowing down. Instead, she’s just become the best witch ever. #Squadgoals, y’all.

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  1. Oh, Sopor Aeternus has been around forever! It’s one of the most visually impacting “Inspirators” I know, and I have always adorned her funeral style paired with creepiness, interest, edge and historical connotations. It’s time I refer to S.A. more often in my own style again, yes it is!

  2. I love her hair. I’m constantly tempted to shave more of my head and/or ditch my bangs for something more like Yolandi Visser’s super short clipped front, but that might be pushing it even in my very relaxed work environment.

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