I am concentrating on album #3 (Penny Dreadful). I'll be taking advantage of the great snow to shoot some video for Penny. Meanwhile, here's Drac's Castle, the newest member of my video family, shot in a tiny local cemetery here on Lake Eerie.
On Thief of Dreams, Rudy Simone blends eerie sonic textures and edgy lyrics as she sings of inner ghosts, the great void, love, and past lives. Echoes of Dead Can Dance, Portishead, Moby, Billie Holiday, Leonard Cohen, and trance-inducing North Mississippi hill country blues reverberate through her songs, which she skillfully orchestrates with layers of hypnotic fingerpicked guitar, strings, and keys. Simone’s ethereal voice alternately whispers, moans, and soars as she beckons the listener into her mysterious musical world.
—Andy Ellis, Senior Editor
Thief of Dreams is alternately a howl and a purr. Its songs of aching longing and snarky scolding embrace you with their eclectic instrumentation and Rudy Simone's gorgeous voice. This is the music of broken hearts who believe they can be mended, and mended hearts who know they can be broken again.—Alex Bledsoe, author The Hum and the Shiver