Bedless Bones is Kadri Sammel, a singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and interdisciplinary artist from Tallinn, Estonia. As Bedless Bones, Sammel presents what she describes as ‘incantations of nocturnal rapture’, building bridges and bending borders in her experiments with electro-noir sub-genres such as darkwave and EBM and marrying them with techno beats, industrial sounds and otherworldly atmospherics.
‘Mire Of Mercury’ is a brand new third album by Bedless Bones and follows hot on the heels of an extended reissue of Sammel’s 2019 debut, ’Sublime Malaise’, which marked her signing to Metropolis Records in the summer of 2023. A first single and video from the new record for its opening song, ‘Dead Woman’, is available now.
BEDLESS BONES | Kadri Sammel 2023 photo
Sammel’s influences are vast and varied. She has spent a decade singing in choirs and has studied cultural theory, audiovisual media and photography. She is a member of Estonian avant-garde deathbeat/outdustrial outfit Forgotten Sunrise and the singer in the UK/Estonian dystopian industrial band Deathsomnia. Additionally, under the alias DJ Dirt Vessel, she has been a crucial part of Beats From The Vault, an underground event series in Estonia that has been in existence since 1998. Her captivating and transcendental live sets see her performing dark industrial techno, EBM, darkwave and post-punk.
As Bedless Bones, Sammel has performed at festivals that include Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Germany), Cold Hearted Festival (Germany), Castle Party (Poland), Kalabalik på Tyrolen (Sweden) and Tallinn Music Week. She has shared stages with acts as varied as She Past Away, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, New Model Army and Sex Gang Children.
MIRE OF MERCURY
1 Dead Woman
6 Quick, silver
7 Map To The Stars
8 Blood Citadel
9 Solar Animus
10 Tongue And Rhythm