I really love this song from Siouxsie's Peepshow album from 1988. It's hard to find music with such a visual narrative evoked in it's lyrics. I was actually torn between this song and "Cities in Dust" from Tinderbox of 1985. This is why there's references to antiquity, like Anubis and the Sumerian Lamassu. But in the end, the idea of the allure gold, which looks terrible on my complexion btw, or precious metals (she mentions silver a lot in the song) was what seduced me visually. I switched to a 5-fingered, more proportionate style than my usual 4-fingered cartoon figures for this one. The preview is reduced to 20% of the original, which is vinyl album-frame sized.
Ornaments of Gold
26 September 2013
Ornaments of Gold (Minimal Version)