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Twilight Animals

by Sylvia Black

1st 1/2 of the album takes you though an exotic portal in an exotic David Lynch dream while the 2nd half bubbles up like champagne in the hands of John Waters as he lounges at poolside directing a campy swingin' swingers party in Suburban 60's America.
Genre: Pop: 60's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Only Lovers
3:42 $1.50
2. Permanent Twilight
6:18 $1.50
3. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love (feat. Lydia Lunch)
4:18 $1.50
4. I Mean It
4:58 $1.50
5. I Want a New Drug (feat. Lydia Lunch)
4:33 $1.50
6. Walking with Fire (feat. Lydia Lunch)
4:36 $1.50
7. Slow Burn (feat. Lydia Lunch)
5:25 $1.50
8. Ridin' on the Rhythm
3:35 $1.50
9. Mirror's Image
3:06 $1.50
10. Touch the Leather
3:35 $1.50
11. Pass This On
3:53 $1.50
12. Sister Europe
5:19 $1.50
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Album Notes
Sylvia Black's 'Twilight Animals' (Originals and Covers for Tortured
Lovers) feat. Lydia Lunch sums up many of her musical loves in 12 songs. 
Twilight Animals gleefully style hops from electronic to jazz-noir, sonic jaunts to the East
by way of Morocco and India, and always some hometown Texas blues and twang, Sylvia manages to
create haunting and authentic music from a wide spectrum of styles most probably
due to her tumultuous and gypsy-like upbringing. Never one to sit still, it is no
wonder Sylvia Black and Lydia Lunch have found a kinship, friendship, and have
collaborated not only on 'Twilight Animals' but have yet another album, featuring
much more of the No-Wave pioneer's presence, waiting in the wings.
The first half of the 'Twilight Animals' pulls you into the shadows of a low lit
lounge. As the smoke dissipates you find yourself in a mysterious scene from
a David Lynch film where an amalgamation of Koko Taylor's 'Up In Flames' plays
against a Blue Velvet backdrop while a tortured Isabella Rossellini opens to an
audience of Lynch's most seductive and dark characters. You are handed an
unfamiliar cocktail that begins to bubble and effervesce. And just as you hit peak
hallucination with a bit of paranoia, the 2nd half of the album then pulls you out
through that back door to the other side relieving you onto a foreign tropical shore
where campy John Water's characters swing and play as the sun fades away.
On 'Twilight Animals',  Sylvia crafts energetic and haunting originals but also bows
deeply to some of her favorite artists by covering some of her favorite songs from
cult faves, Fat White Family, The Horrors, and Psychedelic Furs to surprising
renditions by 80's musical monsters Van Halen and Huey Lewis and the
News...twisting the originals to her will and making them into something very
different from where they started - the only way Sylvia considers doing a cover.
Sylvia Black is vocalist with styles ranging from jazz to country to gospel to opera.

A US Patent owner, bassist, video editor, and video director/motion graphics artist.
Multi-faceted vocalist/songwriter/musician/performer/producer and restlessly
creative femme fatale SYLVIA BLACK is hard to pin down. You may have
last heard Sylvia's rendition of the classic, 'I Put A Spell On You' for Netflix hit
series 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' on their premiere episode. Or, you may

have last seen her singing and cutting up in the lounge of the Roxy Hotel in New
York City during her much loved Friday night residency. But from the beginning,
born bi-racial in Alabama, Sylvia turned her observations and experiences of riding
the line between worlds, and feeling at times very outside of both, into a well of
emotions from which to draw upon for character work and soon took to the stage.
By age 5, acting was her passion. But even eventually landing in the epicenter of film
and tv land as a child, Los Angeles, Sylvia found many limitations imposed upon her
because of her "type" at that time. Her focus stayed mostly in the theater but music
was always the vehicle. Sylvia's first job took her to Japan at age 17 to sing in a
resort hotel for 3 months and music has been with her ever since. A background and
passion for punk, jazz, new-wave, and metal during her formidable years led her in
many directions. Intensity and quality being the only framework.
She may be once best known as the voice of New York’s fiery electronic pop-rock
trio KUDU, along with partners Deantoni Parks ( Mars Volta, John Cale, Flying
Lotus, Me-Shell N'Degeocello) and Nicci Kasper. Lauded by The NY Times and
many other notable publications, KUDU were poised for success based on a fiercely
current sound Sylvia curated to pay homage to the true New Yorkers she had longed
to be around since she was stuck in Jr. High School dreaming in Texas. Fresh from
her school days in Boston, where Sylvia received her degree, with honors, in Bass
Performance, from the hands of David Bowie and Wayne Shorter, Sylvia made a
bee line for New York City. Sylvia had brief bass playing stints with the likes
of N'Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Kamaal The Abtract ( Q Tip ), and
Muzz Skillings (Living Color) before she put aside her bass for a considerable time.
She has also recorded and/or has written for acts such as MOBY, DAPHNE
writer on 'B.O.Y.' and ‘Meet Me Halfway', the 3rd Top 10 single from the group’s
Grammy winning, multiplatinum album THE E.N.D. , which went #1 in 12
countries). Sylvia has written the winning hits for Germany’s The Voice as well
as German Idol with ‘Do You Like What You See‘ and ‘The One‘ written for
2014/2015 winners Ivy Quainoo and Aneta Sablik. Sylvia has an impressive knack
for writing engaging rhyme schemes and poetic lyrics but find interest in mostly

underground, unsung musical heroes.


(Originals and Covers For Tortured Lovers)

Executive Producer: Sylvia Black
Produced, performed, arranged, written (originals) by Sylvia Black
Published by Frau Pink Music/Sylvia Gordon (ASCAP)
Administered by Downtown ‘DMP GROUP’
Recording, mixing, additional production
by Rudyard Lee Cullers (ASCAP)
Additional vocals and lyrics by Lydia Lunch
Published by Widowspeak
(ASCAP/HFA), Administered by Kassner Music Publishing.
Guitar - Ruddy Lee Cullers,
Vocals, E. bass/Pianos/ Synths/ adtnl percussion - Sylvia Black,
Mastering - Joe Lambert
Artwork/layout/design by Sylvia Black
2019 Frau Pink Music
Distributed digitally by Distrokid. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws.
PR: Pam Leto/ Girlie Action
Radio: Rupam Sofsky/ Shine On Promo

Musician credits:
Sax(Walking With Fire)- Jaleel Shaw, Vibraphone - Tom Beckham,
Vibraphone/organ (’I Mean It’/’Ridin on the Rhythm’) - Nick Mancini,
Sitar/synths/keys (’Aint Talkin But Love’) - Gregg Foreman,
Cello - Giovanna Clayton, French horn - Laura Brenes, Violin - Leah Zeger,
Bari sax/alto sax/trumpet/bass clarinet/flute - David Ralicke,
Organ (’Ridin on the Rhythm’) - Carey Frank,
Upright bass (’Ridin on the Rhtythm’) Kave Rastegar,
Upright bass (Sister Europe) - Derek Nievergelt,
Upright bass - Jacob Silver, Upright bass (Slow Burn) Billy Mohler,
Percussion - Mauro Refosco, Drums - Aaron Johnston,
(’Mirror’s Image’) Trumpet - Lewis Berkebile
(‘Pass This On’) Eric Biondo - Trumpet, Saxes and flute - Freddy Deboe
Drums (Ridin' On the Rhythm) - Steve Hass,
Samples from: drmistersir (Only Lovers), Soleilxlune (Permanent Twilight)



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