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Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:05:57 PM »
From the announcement of Helldone 2014

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This mysterious act from 'somewhere behind God's back' has until now kept the lowest of low profiles. The few who managed to catch a glimpse of Rambo Rimbaud's live appearances under various monikers in the mid noughties confess in unison that they had been blown away. 'It's hard to put a finger on the music, other than it being out of this world, emotional and very powerful. I actually remember wondering where they have disappeared!' After these humble beginnings, a series of unfortunate events brought about a forced hiatus of almost ten years, but now Rambo Rimbaud is finally working on its debut album, tentatively entitled "Militantly Violent Libertine".



I was wondering (mostly beause of the name) who was behind Rambo Rimbaud. But as I expected, it seems to be Ville.

This was posted today on Fb:
http://backstage.custom-sounds.com/en/in-english/helldone-mmxiv-are-you-ready
A blog/interview by Kimmo Aroluoma, an old of Ville:

About Rambo Rimbaud:
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Ville Valo (you could translate his name as Billy Light)

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Daniel Lioneye has also revived his old Rock band, but probably the most mysterious act mentioned is the festival?s opener, Rambo Rimbaud.

Who, or what, is Rambo Rimbaud? This is what the artist?s website tells us:

?In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.?

Google informs us that this is a Latin palindrome meaning:

?We go wandering at night and are consumed by fire.?

(...)

There are more hints on Rambo Rimbaud?s Facebook-page, which has seen many close-up shots of lamps lately.

?The million dollar question:

Who?s the artist who drops the occasional phrase in Latin, loves Baudelaire, and has something of a connection to light??

Take your guess.


The Rambo Rimbaud Facebook page, with pictures of lamps and light bulbs





Also interesting:
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Ville had been the bass player in a band called Jimsonweed for a short while, before HIM came into existence. Jimsonweed?s charismatic frontman was Suho Superstar. I first got to know Ville Valo, after I had moved to Helsinki (around the time HIM?s first EP was released), and I started working as their guitar tech in 1996.
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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 03:27:20 PM »
Ville "Rambo Rimbaud" Vslo is performing right now. Haha

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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 03:35:50 PM »
yeah : http://iconosquare.com/p/886375273299166572_227293056

i hope someone will tape it full

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 03:53:22 PM »
I love the loungy full of soul semi-acoustic recordings he makes. A side-project focused on that make me... excited in every possible way.

Let's hope someone there record this.

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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 03:54:55 PM »
seriously i will trade my whole DVD concerts collection for the full video of this performance

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my collection on demand privately


nooooooooooooot   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 04:14:35 PM »
Another short clip: Rambo Rimbaud Helldone 2014

God, somebody has to get it all in full...
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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 04:24:34 PM »
anyone else noticed that he has a profi studio mic on stage?  :) maybe we will have something official

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 04:40:54 PM »
anyone else noticed that he has a profi studio mic on stage?  :) maybe we will have something official

Oooh, very good point!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 09:21:53 PM »
Any idea of the songs hes playing ive seen a few short videos but really cant hear much
Today tomorrow seems so far away and the wait in vain

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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 10:51:55 PM »
Any idea of the songs hes playing ive seen a few short videos but really cant hear much

So far all I've seen was what looked like a cover of "Solitude" by Black Sabbath.

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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2014, 10:58:13 PM »
rambo rimbaud - solitude + song to the siren:
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Today tomorrow seems so far away and the wait in vain

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 11:12:45 PM »
What's this in my pants? He and the music sound amazing...
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2014, 12:03:11 AM »
YES. This is the basic idea of what I was asking for in the "What would you like to see in the next album" (not the actual forum title as I can't think of it right now...) topic. <3 <3

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 01:06:46 AM »
Was that the whole set? @616 was offering handys for the whole set :)

Here's a download of the 2 songs from that youtube video.  I cut the guy's commentary at the end.

http://www.thesacrament.net/downloads/284
« Last Edit: December 30, 2014, 01:34:11 AM by Jay »

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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2014, 01:13:54 AM »
Was that the whole set? @616 was offering handys for the whole set :)
i thought it will be more than 12 minutes LOL :D
a 5 "set" of DVDs (Astoria 2003, Astoria 2004, KOKO 2013, St. Petersburg 2006 & New Pop festival 2000)for original video of that  :P
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2014, 02:13:05 AM »
Was that the whole set? @616 was offering handys for the whole set :)

Here's a download of the 2 songs from that youtube video.  I cut the guy's commentary at the end.

http://www.thesacrament.net/downloads/284

Both songs are the same.
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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2014, 04:26:31 AM »
the beginning of the second song reminds of the beginning of Disarm Me acoustic. both covers sounds great. hard to believe he will release something official with the name Rambo...  ;D but if  the  new album comes really in 2016 this sideproject could be a good way to fill the gap in 2015 :D
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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2014, 04:56:41 AM »
everytime i read, see or someone just mentions Rambo .... it automatically reminds me the Hot Shots 2 parody and Charlie Sheen cutting the fence scene  :D ;D
the name Rambo Rimbaud is just not right  ;D

that one : http://www.rouming.cz/roumingGIF.php?gif=24540
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2014, 09:54:44 AM »
I´m so thrilled about this, I enjoyed both songs but the second one, I don´t know, made me get lost for a few moments here at work ahahaha! My boss was like: "What the heck is he listening too?"  :o

After watching this, i think it would be good if Ville would release a solo thing next year, his acoustics are always very emotional and touching...
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My love, forever in the dark
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Too close to my heart..."

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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2014, 10:20:55 AM »
Was that the whole set? @616 was offering handys for the whole set :)

Here's a download of the 2 songs from that youtube video.  I cut the guy's commentary at the end.

http://www.thesacrament.net/downloads/284

Both songs are the same.


Shucks.  I was half asleep when I did it.  I even spelled the name wrong.  It's all fixed now!

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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2014, 10:25:56 AM »
I wish he hadn't used so much reverb.  Or maybe it's just the quality of the recording.  I dig this though...hopefully there's more to come.

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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2014, 10:32:55 AM »
Quote from: AndreRibeiroPT
I don´t know, made me get lost for a few moments here at work ahahaha!

Same here...
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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2014, 10:35:08 AM »
I just might be the only one that didn't really dig the performance. Go figure. ;D That style isn't something I'm particularly fond of. I was hoping for something a lot more uptempo than that. Unless this side-project is strictly a covers only thing, I would've liked for him to have played a song or two of his own written material for the sake of getting some new lyrics to memorize/analyze/jerk off to/laugh at/whatever. I wonder how many women in the audience had to buy a new pair of panties after he was done, though. Anyone know if they were selling any at the merchandise booth? That might've been a good idea for last night to make some more cash. Daniel Lioneye tonight is way more my speed. Can't wait to see some videos from that.

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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2014, 11:23:36 AM »
dunno if the setlist posted earlier today was legit or not, but it seems like they will have a good songs from Danny tonight!
few more hours to go
i hope some good spirit will capture it as it is, the entire performance without any second missing

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Re: Rambo Rimbaud (Ville's sideproject)
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2014, 11:31:20 AM »
video of Billy Light aka Rambo Rimbaud live from Helldone 2014 here

http://thesacrament.net/forum/index.php?topic=6660.0

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