"The basic idea of Luna in Caelo's sound is to create atmospheres and feelings related to the human soul, dreams and nightmares. The lyrics talk about the fact of the material condition of the human being and how scary is to know that we are just flesh and bones, how scary it is to die. Working with basic rock instruments, Lvna in Caelo builds music landscapes, based on reverberated guitars and voices, solid bass lines and almost tribal drum patterns. It could be a mix between the Cocteau Twins,early Cure, Popol Vuh and My bloody valentine. Laid on the crest of the music, is the astounding vocals. Alejandra's voice is one of the most elegant you can heard harkening the transcendental lilt of Lisa Gerrard and the sweet gaity and cadence of Elizabeth Fraser. This madrigalic heavently voice takes on an almost religious identity. Aquellos... represents the diversity of moods that the band used to build on stage by the time this record was done."
"‘Le Rituel Sacre’ (the sacred ritual) is another modern interpretation of medieval and ancient folk music. Their medieval folk will certainly appeal to fans of Dead Can Dance, The Soil Bleeds Black, Ataraxia and similar acts. The heavenly vocals female singers Anna and Katarina combined with selected male chants in Latin will certainly evoke you. The music offers a wide range of variations, from purest folk to sometimes more electronic interferences, tribal drums, bagpipes, flutes, dulcimer and various other natural instruments. Comes with a beautiful 12 page booklet with texts and great funeral artwork made by Curt Emmer."
Quote from the label : "Deep and dramatic vocals, trumpet and violins, acoustic guitars, military drums, you can think to another neofolk band like many other, but SILENT LOVE OF DEATH could touch the depth of your heart. The romantic feeling encroaches upon the seventeen songs of this album, a great nostalgic atmosphere with classical influences create impressive dark sound. The texts are inspired by poems of E.A Poe, Bequer, W. Blake, Espronceda..."
Quote from the label : "The vocals of Conrad L. Dickey are so harmonic the ooze in between the music with sombre synth and piano melodies interwoven. the vox add layers to the music, but don't detract with the arrangement. Many of the song titles tell the story: 'The rain and bruises' 'Windblown luminaries' and 'Languid blue smile' The music will drift out of your consciousness, you will always be drawn back in to what is a very relaxing album. If you don't really like your music ethereal, ghostly and wispy, than this is definitely not for you. Unique, pure, emotional melancholia. 74 minutes."
Stunning collection of artists, each creating new music based on the Major Arcana of the Tarot. 22 bands interpret the 22 trumps, with sound and styles from the subtle to the obscene. A truly remarkable international collection of diversity, signifying perhaps both the past and the future of the genre. Marvelous booklets Lavishly Illustrated by Michael Riddick (The Soil Bleeds Black).
With 4th Sign of the Apocalypse, Ah Cama-Sotz, Dream Into Dust, Arcana, The Soil Bleeds Black, Autumn Tears, Endura, Bleeding Like Mine, Psychonaut... etc, etc.
Thy Violent Vanities is a side-project from two members of the electro medieval act «O Quam Tristis…» : Hugues Dammarie (also known as Franz Torres-Quevedo, member of the french darkwave band Collection d’Arnell Andréa) and Emeric Lenotz. Contains ancient or traditional instruments: krumhorn, dulcimer, mandola, flutes… mixed to bass and guitars laid down on soft waves of keyboards, minimalistic electronic rhythm patterns and loops.