Maurice Chevalier said, "Thank Heaven for little girls," & Veronique Chevalier says, "Thank Hell for La Moi!"
She's a twisted Edith Piaf from an alternate reality; Parodist; Creatrix of Gothic Polka,
& Inventrix of Steampunk Haiku, aka "Steamku."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

* Marvelous Polka Haunt Us Fan(g) Review

It is with much honour that I today received this MAD-nifique "thumbs up" from a fan, who so kindly took the time to write this review of La Moi's "Polka Haunt Us" recording. Merci, Monsieur A. J. for your efforts and support!

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"Polka Haunt Us: A Spook-tacular Compilation" is one of those rare musical treasures that one stumbles upon randomly. The title almost has a ring of silly novelty, and even triteness to it, but don't let that put you off.

The list of included performers on the project is more-than impressive enough to quell any doubts the title might convey: Lili Haydn- The "Jimi Hendrix of Violin," on the same record as CalArts Music Professor & Woodwind Expert Vinny Golia? WTF...? Polka Grammy Nominee Alex Meixner, as well Kai Kurosawa, Japanese Bass & Warr Guitar Virtuoso??

Add to that a Norwegian Opera Diva, revered in her native land, named Elisabeth Ekornes, and toss in a Fulbright Scholar & UCLA Lecturer, named Kirk Brundage, who is the author of the ONLY fully-annotated, and academically-researched texts of Afro-Brazilian percussion in the world. Plus, many more artists & musicians I won't even list here- Whoa! That's some kind of crazy!

I just HAD to listen to this record after reading that partial list of Who's Who of diverse musical talents! And I was not disappointed. I won't say that I understood exactly what I was hearing right away, but the work certainly has grown on me in ways I could never have imagined earlier, if I had heard someone use the word "Gothic" as a descriptor for the word "Polka."

Besides forcing me to reassess how musical genres are, and are not, supposed to be combined, "Polka Haunt Us," is downright entertaining, and surprisingly appealing in a wild-ride-through-a-fun-house-hall-of-mirrors kind of way. Just when you think you recognize something familiar, (and dare I say, traditional?)- a tango, a waltz, a folk tune- without warning, portions of crazy polka spring out like an unruly jack-in-the-box, and take you on a merry side trip, only to plop you right back where you were a moment before, leaving you to shake your head and wonder if you really heard what you just heard!

Executive Producer and "Mistressmind" (because she's a lady & not a gent) Veronique Chevalier has truly created a timeless recording based on authentic supernatural lore from the world over, in which the indigenous music of the country of the tale's origin is combined with polka, creating an unholy, and frightfully-unique, yet musically-satisfying, "Sonic Frankenstein." I recommend this not only at Halloween, but any time of year, because quality music, no matter how unusual, has no expiration date."

-- A. J. Behar, Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

* Veronique's Music Included in "Steampunk: A Soundtrack for Blood In The Skies"

Out now! Steampunk is a two volume CD soundtrack for G. D. Falksen’s novel The Hellfire Chronicles: Blood In The Skies. This musical compilation represents the combined work of some of the top steampunk bands and musicians from across the world, who have come together to provide you with music to listen to while reading Blood In The Skies. The soundtrack also features an exclusive preview of the book, read by the author.

Buy Steampunk Volume 1 here for only $6.99

Steampunk Vo.1

Buy Volume 2 here for only $6.99

Steampunk Vol.2

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

* ATTN: Steampunk Music Lovers! Please donate to

ATTN: All 'Fiends' & Fan(g)s of great Steampunk Music, please give what vous are able to help keep The Goode "EAR"ship Sepiachord afloat. It is run as a labour of love by Monsieur Captain Jordan Bodewell & Ms First Mate Jennifer Dowling.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011