Hotel de Ville
Cinematic and darkly seductive, Hotel De Ville is the musical vehicle of composer and vocalist Rhett Brewer. Echoes of Portishead and Sigur Ros or Goldfrapp and Dead Can Dance give way to the distinctive sound that is Hotel De Ville. Taking inspiration from 60's French pop, operatic intrigue and film noir, Hotel De Ville blends Brewer's other-worldly voice with classical instrumentation and down-tempo percussion. Bittersweet melodies hover above orchestral urgency. Overwhelming elation and desperate heartbreak become bed-fellows, in this refreshing and softly intense work. With the release of the collaborative compilation album These Wings Without Feathers featuring Brewer (Ronan Quays) and Lisa Gerrard in 1996, Brewer's music was introduced to an international audience. The Ebbing Wings of Wisdom, Brewer's soon to be re-released debut album, became an underground success story. Following extensive radio play on the BBC, the album led to Brewer scoring numerous films in Europe. For the creation of Hotel De Ville, Brewer retreated to his London studio for over a year, singularly developing the music. Enjoy your stay!