Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.
Carlos Monteiro, a.k.a. Charles Sangnoir, and his one-man project LA CHANSON NOIRE was invited to open up the night. I was surprised with the choice, but then again, after seeing thrashcore and prog-rock acts playing with HEAVENWOOD before, the “bleak pop” of LA CHANSON NOIRE made perfect sense.
A piano backed up by some samples and a single voice, playing satirical “cabaret goth” songs. A weird mix, yes, but that’s what makes it interesting. The crowd preferred to stay back, but they were clearly enjoying themselves to songs such as “Familia Chantilly” (chantilly family) or “O Bordel de Lúcifer” (Lucifer’s brothel) – the latter even played by request, although it would surely be played later on.