[Review] WHITE GARDENIA’s “A perfume made with Blood and Tears” featuring OVAL (Markus Popp)

I’m a music fan most of various genres, so please enjoy my first and hopefully not last music video review. The video, “A perfume made with blood and tears” by White Gardenia featuring Oval was directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins, Torment, Deep Webb xxx) Sarah Rouge (Sacrifice, a taste of Phobia) were given full freedom to create what they  wanted.

The video has gore that doesn’t cheapen the theme of tasteful art, with nudity of men, being the object of display vs women on the receiving end. Of course there’s a scene of a female masturbating or touching the men and scenes of body piercing. The rendition that was provided to me was the uncut adaptation with the tune giving an ambient of comfort yet haunting vision as we couldn’t help but continue watching and appreciating the view. The human body is a thing of elegance, the music guides us through the journey showcasing that even though there’s an uncut and censored there’s nothing to censor. The body is not controversial and neither is the act.

For more history on the musicians, OVAL is an electronic music group founded in Germany in 1991 by Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger. The group is regarded as pioneering glitch music, writing on CDs to damage them and produce music with the resulting fragments. They cooperate with Bjork and Sakamoto. WHITE GARDENIA is a group influenced by the “sicko songs” and teenage tragedy ballads of the 50s 60s and 70s, death rock, early 20th century Gypsy music, country-western music, am radio, amateur radio, low bandwidth radio noise and static bursts.

Posted by Jai Alexis

Associate Producer for the films Teacher Shortage, Violet. writer of the short film "The First" when he's not working he's eating Mexican food and watching The Golden Girls

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