I’ve never been to Seattle, but everybody that lived in the city, or was there just casually, insists that it’s one of the cities with the most rain you can imagine.
So, what do you do with all that rain and sitting inside if you are a musician? Well, you probably make more and more music and soak in as much musical inspiration you can. Oh, you also probably watch a lot of TV and movies, again, a big source of music inspiration in itself.
That seems to be exactly what the Seattle electronic duo The Nylon Admirals have been doing, since they started out back in pre-pandemic 2019, describing themselves as “electronic music for THRILL seekers.”
They have been coming up with their own music, soaking up other musical inspirations, particularly those coming from TV series and films.
Along with their debut album Drama, they also came up among others, with Sono Binario, a dramatic opera/chiptune mashup, and their electronic/orchestral cover of the Soundgarden classic “Black Hole Sun,” featuring a vocal performance by digital pop star Hatsune Miku.
Now, the duo is back with another TV theme inspired track, “Butcher’s Hook.” Those more familiar with all the English language variants on the British Isles themselves will note that butcher’s hook borrows its name from a piece of Cockney rhyming slang still widely used today.
The song’s main inspiration comes from British TV show themes of the ’70s but includes all that is good about main TV and soundtrack themes of the period (and later on). An intriguing and to-the-point main theme, that can come from any detective TV series or film with an added modern beat background that still leaves the main theme space to present its ‘seventies’ charm. Quite brilliant in every respect.
The Nylon Admirals – “Butcher’s Hook” Reaction
On "Butcher's Hook," The Nylon Admirals retain all the charms of seventies soundtrack themes while adding their own modern touch.