Silke Wilhelm I. -- Audiovisual Couture Vol. I


The Conte De Conteur label presents the first volume in their Audiovisual Couture series -- a beautiful 2CD mix by Oliver Kowalski aka koweSix to accompany perfume created by German fashion designer Silke Wilhelm I. This collection encompasses everything from the acoustic caresses of Elliott Smith to the silver screen splendor of The Cinematic Orchestra; from the husky tones of Husky Rescue to the subtle whispers of Aeroplane, not forgetting koweSix's very own bespoke tailoring, bearing the Moonbootica insignia. Yet even the Moonbootica cuts here reveal them in conciliatory mood. Self-styled urban couture designer Silke Wilhelm I and cooler-than-thou koweSix teamed up to conceptualize her Paris Fashion Week show and, recognizing a zeitgeist spirit similar to her own, Silke sought his input as she turned her attention to creating the fragrances which would compliment her garments. The designer and the DJ -- heavenly scents and seductive sounds. Having served an apprenticeship under Vivienne Westwood, Silke Wilhelm was discovered as an emerging talent by MTV Designerama in 2003, the year she created the Silke Wilhem I. brand. She has since taken part in the prestigious Milan and Paris fashion weeks. The Silke Wilhelm portfolio embraces fashion, perfume, music, vision & design, moving beyond the traditional linear confines of any one genre. These bold aspirations have now been distilled in two delectably packaged mix albums, representing audiovisual urban couture as defined by koweSix and Silke Wilhelm, each one crafted in the image of the eau de parfum bearing its name. If SW's first perfume, Lucent, radiates with perspicuity, then Embrace is inspired by the complex, yet ultimately harmonious nature of koweSix's art. Each of the CDs is presented in a sleek, state of the art, luxury box and comes with a booklet and samples of the two fragrances, carefully folded into silk cloth and sealed to capture their essence. Two mixed compilations, shaded light and dark, warm and cool, downbeat and upbeat, hopeful and melancholic, self-assured and fragile, contradictory and concatenated. An emotionally-charged fairytale, where eclectic, electric currents flow through fragrance, fashion and music. Other artists include: Gamat 3000, Trentemøller, Tricky, Terranova, FC/Kahuna, Moonbootica, Peter Broderick, Christophe, Fink, Soap & Skin, Rob, Dadamnphreaknoizphunk (feat. Jen), Kasper Bjørke, Zwanie Jonson, Pollyester, Mock & Toof, Zwicker, Junior Boys, Lovebirds, 40 Thieves, Qzen, Kathy Diamond, Tensnake, Vincenzo, Bottin, Walter Jones, Still Going, Kris Menace, Curses!, Holy Ghost!, Sally Shapiro, and Lindstrøm.