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Avant-pop, jazz infused alt rockers ISIDORE tackle sleeping paralysis in new live take on their track “TERROR”

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ISIDORE, the avant-pop/alternative rock band known for infusing jazz and electronics into their music, are releasing an interesting live session video for their track “TERROR” today, and we’re stoked to air it and give you some more details about their experiemental craft.

The track is taken from their first EP, “LAND OF VIRGIN EMOTIONS,” which became available to the public on January 23rd, 2023. For this special recording, ISIDORE teamed up with two incredibly talented musicians, Antoine Dawans and Clément Dechambre, both of whom also play for The Brums. Fans can expect an unforgettable performance of what is arguably one of ISIDORE’s most powerful tracks in a live setting.

TERROR is a mysterious journey through the very strange phenomenon of sleeping paralysis. It’s a story without a chorus and a verse that leads the listener through an infernal descent into the abyss of the soul, right between a nightmare and reality. TERROR goes literally through different chapters about losing control.

Isidore by by Ludovic André Photography
Isidore by by Ludovic André Photography

“I wrote and composed the song in 2017 after having experienced several sleeping paralysis.” – comments Clément. “The song tells literally about my really first experience, it was so dark and mystic. I said to myself : “If it’s not a nightmare, it could start to believe in witchcraft”. I was anxious to go to sleep every night. I didn’t want to meet these creatures again and feel that presence of death. I had a talk with a friend who told me he heard about that in a podcast. I was so reassured when I knew I wasn’t the only one.”

Clement by Hugo Istace
Clement by Hugo Istace

Sleep paralysis is a state, during waking up or falling asleep, in which one is conscious but is unable to move or speak.

“During an episode, one may hallucinate (hear, feel, or see things that are not there), which often results in fear.” – continues Clément. “It could happen once in a lifetime or it could be chronic. For my case, it has been chronic for 2 or 3 years. It’s weird because I sometimes want it back to explore it, to feel the connection between me and something greater.”

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