The emotions associated with the contrasting experiences of life and death as well as possession and loss are not easily or neatly categorized, neither is the music of Dark Ballet. Our sound – gothic themes ensconced in catchy melodies supported by elements of classic, hard, and synth rock styles – is performed to give voice to the music and the message that resides inside. Our first CD, Maser of XIS, was composed and performed solely by Jeffrey Dark, the Choreographer of the Dark Ballet. In 2016, the Dark Ballet became a trio, and we are now working on the band’s second album.
MASTER OF XIS
WAR GOD (SINGLE)
CANDY CANE (SINGLE)
To which War God do you pray? This song reminds us that through a wake of black air, bloodied earth, foul water, and scarred hearts, the almighty War God’s power transforms what we were, who we are, and what we could become. For millennia, the War God has ensured there are desolate losers, relentless fear, triumphant winners, and wanton destruction – has the War God answered our prayers yet?
Candy Cane is a musical sonnet that gives voice to the love and desire shared between a mortal human and an immortal being – one of the sensual undead driven by insatiable desire in the dark of night. The lovers come to the realization that one will live on – timeless and desirable – and the other is destined to die. Listen as they plead and pray for one more kiss from the enchanting Candy Cane.
Smile Is a Dream (SINGLE)
Smile is a Dream was inspired by a killer smile. Imagine the last smile you will ever see. A smile so desirable and sensual that you are looking forward to the dark embrace that it entails. Close your eyes and see the last smile you will ever see. Embrace the darkness.
One More Time -- Remaster 2017
One More Time is a plea to the universe. How do the dead and the living exist when only love binds them?