she looks around
and lays her eyes on him
she looks around
and puts a spell on him
In the realms of the arcane, a necromancer appears as a figure both intriguing and contentious, where the boundary between the living and the departed is intricately navigated. These practitioners summon spirits and animate the deceased for a variety of purposes, from divination to the more macabre reclamation of souls to serve their cryptic objectives.
Within this mystical landscape, Yvette Winkler of Vaselyne assumes a particularly powerful role, her artistry in the song Necromancer track from the band’s titular Necromancer EP, capturing the essence of this dark art. Accompanied by Clan of Xymox alum Frank Weyzig’s haunting lead vocals, Winkler’s harmonies add an ethereal quality, crafting a séance-like experience. The extraordinary video, with choreography by Savea Kagan and directed by Dennis Overeem of Buddy Film Productions, transforms these ancient rituals into a mesmerizing performance, where dancers embody spirits, their movements weaving spells to bridge worlds. This art form becomes a conduit for resurrection, as each step and gesture summons the dead, blending the mystical with the physical in a captivating display of power and grace.
“For the video, I envisioned myself as the Necromancer, a sort of witch surrounded by a coven,” reveals Winkler. “The coven is an extension of myself; I control their movements. And I inhabit Frank’s psyche. Yet, am I a construct of his mind, a tangible presence, or merely a figment of his imagination? Could I be a manifestation of his delusion—possessed, afflicted by mental illness, consumed by obsession, or merely a fleeting dream? All the eerie elements intertwine within this vision.”
Watch the video for “Necromancer” below:
Vaselyne’s ‘Necromancer‘ EP stands as a milestone in their artistic journey, showcasing their evolved prowess through an enthralling soundscape from the first note to the last. Their rendition of ‘The Doomed‘ by A Perfect Circle is nothing short of spectacular, with Yvette leading a powerful reinterpretation that marries grandeur with opulence. The EP also features an instrumental take on ‘Necromancer,’ adding a layer of haunting melody. It culminates with a club anthem remix by Pete Burns/Kill Shelter, who reimagines ‘Necromancer‘ with a thrilling blend of energy and flair, elevating the track to an irresistible banger with an amped-up tempo and vibe.
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Vaselyne will be supporting The Cassandra Complex on their upcoming European Tour in March.
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- Mar 22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Q-Factory
- Mar 24 Heerlen, Netherlands Poppodium Nieuwe Nor
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- Mar 29 Hamburg, Germany Logo