Everything about Society of the Silver Cross is heavy with mystery: they lure the listener into their sound, and their world, like ghost lights in a dense forest. Follow, if you dare, and what you’ll discover is a band that has developed a singular style – one that draws from darker, more cinematic moods, textures and cosmic atmospheres resulting in an otherworldly blend of musical bliss.
Society of the Silver Cross is led by husband and wife duo Joe Reineke and Karyn Gold-Reineke of Seattle’s famed recording studio Orbit Audio and includes Sebastian Brown Glad on bass and Tim Nurczyk on mellotron and shahi baaja. Joe and Karyn draw inspiration from their many trips to India, it’s rich musical textures, traditional chanting and spiritual wisdom.
The core instruments are 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonium, rare and esoteric synthesizers, B3 organ, mellotron, and shahi baaja (Indian autoharp). The result is an other worldly blend of east and west mixed in a lush state of musical bliss that veers into darker, more cinematic moods. Epic, playful and authentic with unpredictable layers of both male and female vocals, chanty drones, pounding rhythms, beautiful textural landscapes and cosmic atmospheres.