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I hail from the past

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Bedless Bones is Kadri Sammel - vocalist, producer, multi-instrumentalist and artist from Tallinn, Estonia.​

With a background of a decade of singing in choirs; studies in cultural theory, audiovisual media and photography; her personal musical style has transformed into solo project Bedless Bones, which experiments with different noir genres; building bridges and bending borders between darkwave, murky EBM & techno beats and industrial sounds and abstract otherworldly atmosphere akin to IDM.

Brought to life through songs that are charged with a textured and melancholic sound, but also ignite dark dancefloors and evoke familiarity.

Regardless of Bedless Bones' debut in late 2019 and the following situation with Covid restrictions, the band has already played at festivals such as Wave Gotik Treffen, Cold Hearted Festival, Owls 'n' Bats Festival and Noctural Culture Night festival (Germany), Castle Party and Different Sounds festival (Poland) and Kalabalik på Tyrolen (Sweden), also Tallinn Music Week; and shared the stage with New Model Army, Sex Gang Children, She Past Away, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, The Horrorist, Void Ov Voices (Attila Csihar), Lebanon Hanover, Kaelan Mikla and others.


In addition to that, Kadri is a member of Estonian avantgarde deathbeat/outdustrial band Forgotten Sunrise and the singer of up-and-coming UK/Estonian dystopian industrial band Deathsomnia.


Another alias of Kadri is DJ Dirt Vessel: for the last few years she has been a crucial part of Beats From The Vault, an underground dark music event series in Estonia that has been going on since 1998. In her captivating sets lush with solemn atmospheres and a transcendental effect, she plays dark & industrial techno and EBM, but also darkwave and post-punk; and firmly paved her way as an important member of the scene.


In 2023, Bedless Bones was a part of Keychange talent development programme, fighting for a sustainable music industry and supporting underrepresented artists.


Mire of Mercury CD (Metropolis Records)

Sublime Malaise (Extended) CD reissued by Metropolis Records


Bending The Iron Bough LP/CD (Cold Transmission Music)


After Malaise remix CD (Cold Transmission Music)

Sublime Malaise CD (Cold Transmission Music)



An exuberant havoc of becomes the milieu for swamp-dwelling awakenings and so here is 𝘔𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘺. Eleven spells from a mercurial mind, swathed in synth psychedelia.


A fever dream's mycelium. A survival of idealization. A sudden symmetry.

"𝘈𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰, 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘶𝘴. “𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺.” (Julia Kristeva)

All songs written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Kadri Sammel.

Mastered In Dreams by Anders Melts. 


01 Dead Woman

02 Litha

03 Uncomfortable

04 Thunder

05 Homeostasis

06 Quick, silver

07 Map to the Stars

08 Blood Citadel

09 Solar Animus

10 Tongue and Rhythm

11 Tantalus

"The intellectual and spiritual richness of this album makes it not only an auditory delight but, above all, a beautiful challenge for the sensitivity and intellect of the listener. It's an absolute gem and one of the best releases of this year."


Karolina Kratochwil

"It`s a body of work that will stretch your mind as well as satisfying your aural pleasure."


Damian Sullivan



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My love, let it ruin me.

Ranging over themes of courage, fear, rebirth, growth and sanctity, ‘Bending The Iron Bough’, the second album by Bedless Bones, creates a realm of alternative myth and lore through nine unique songs where cool electronic textures court ethereal ambience. A tenacious explorer and seeker, Bedless Bones has added an electric guitar and various folk and acoustic instruments to her distinct sound palette, which is made complete by her signature dim-toned and airy vocals. Written and recorded in solitude at a remote location in Estonia, the album relies on subtle allusions and insights, reinforcing imagination and creative freedom.

What is the bough and why is it cold?

You can’t bend me anymore - now I bend you. 
Is it you singing or is it the tree?

All songs written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Kadri Sammel.
Additional percussion and percussion mixing by Anders Melts.
Mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Ghostmane, Code Orange). 


01 Departing. Solstice (Prelude)

02 Realign and Reign

03 Sic Mundus

04 Ashes Indigo

05 The Golden Bough

06 Only Blood Comes Through

07 In Omnia Paratus

08 Septentrional (Aurora)

09 The Iron Bough

"Bending the Iron Bough is an easy win for Bedless Bones, taking what worked so well in her work up ’til this point and expanding it with vision and confidence. Like so many of the darkwave artists of the last decade who have been redefining the boundaries of that genre, she situates herself ably as voice, body and spirit of her songs, regardless of the individual musical permutations. Bedless Bones is inimitably and unmistakably herself. Recommended."



Kurt Ingels




Sublime Malaise is Bedless Bones' debut album that hurled her to the darkwave scene relying on beautiful synth melodies, harsh industrial beats and unique profound atmospheres.
Sublime Malaise is an exploration of a shifting state; an envisioned departure from ill-being, finding a ground, juxtaposition of vivid abstract sensations and the mundane dullness of existence; the corporeal ailments and the boundless routes of the mind.

It's a nocturnal journey of darkness and light, where relapse, intimidating encounters and self-irony are ever-lurking.

Sonically it carries the spirit of dark wave and cold wave, but also incorporates elements from other genres and contemporary sound design.


01 Nemesis Unborn

02 Limbs Entwined

03 Drifting

04 Where Is My Voice

05 Revelations

06 Sad and Alone

07 Niobe

08 Losing Control

09 No Ceremony

10 Heavy Words

11 Hyperpyrexia

"Sublime Malaise, the debut LP from Kadri Sammel as Bedless Bones belongs to the school of aloof, European darkwave. Where records of that genus often walk a line between lush intimacy and steely resolve, the Estonian project resolves the tension between those poles within the LP’s songs, giving the album an energy born from synergy rather than conflict. That unity of mood and execution is Bedless Bones’ biggest strength."

"Bedless Bones has accomplished a real noticeable debut. I highly recommend this album if you’re an electro-pop lover in search of something different…"



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"The best album of 2023."

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