Some Kind of Magic

by Intern Jessica Butler

I’m convinced that the French band Ödland is made of pure magic. Comprised of members Alizée Bingöllü, Lorenzo Papace, Lea Bingöllü, and Isabelle Royet-Journoud, their sound is at times ethereal and haunting–conjuring up images of ghosts and fairies in foggy fields–and at other times childlike and playful, reminiscent of hopscotch and make-believe. With the use of a variety of instruments, including the musical saw and children’s toys (think percussive Old MacDonald songbook meows and moos), their music is beautiful and a little bizarre. The enchantment doesn’t stop there: the members also make music videos that have me dreaming about paper moons and marshmallow clouds. About two years ago I was blown away by the animation for “The Queen of Hearts” off of their first album, Ottocento, and they just released a video for the song “Østersøen,” off of their latest album Sankta Lucia, which might be even more wonderful. Take a ride on a train, a trip to space, and a voyage among sea creatures and watch the video, below!  

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Image source: ÖdlandSankta Lucia tumblr

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