• Day Before Us ‎– Ode A La Nuit D’Ombre

    Day Before Us ‎– Ode A La Nuit D’Ombre
    Label: OPN ‎– OPNCD0035
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: France
    Released: 27 Mar 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Modern Classical, Neo-Romantic, Experimental

    Day Before Us is an influential melodic dark ambient project currently active under a duet form and whose style borders graceful neoclassical tones, oneiric soothing textures and chilling soundscapes. A number of albums have been published on well-noted indie labels and the project occasionally gives life performances in a wide variety of contexts.

    In these new pieces Philippe Blache and Natalya Romashina are embarking in a musical journey of immediate expressive moods, oftenly mystical ,exalted, animated by a tragic and existential breath, touched by a seraphic sense of poetry and guided by poignant emotional stories. Lead singer Natalya Romashina provides achingly beautiful singing parts with poetical lyrics which favor the aesthetic of suggestion and a tremendous sense of musical fluidity. Those evocative, virtuosic lyrical components communicate with the invocatory, litanous and harmonious qualities of Philippe Blache’s instrumental compositions. « Ode à la nuit d’ombre » is an album of staggering beauty where all pieces come together organically.

    Full tracklist

    (1) From the depth of this infinite night (3:12)
    (2) surrendering to fathomless love secrecy (5:56)
    (3) By Pledge Divine (3:46)
    (4) Der Erlosüng (3:24)
    (5) Dans la vague du rêve (3:33)
    (6) Ton image stellaire (2:35)
    (7) Sur les échos mélodieux d’un dernier adieu (3:23)
    (8) Kovcheg yasnosti (2:54)

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  • Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays (LP, Vinyl)

    Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 015LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2015
    Style: Folk Rock, Modern Classical

    The precursor for «Weiland»

    Their third album sees Empyrium abandoning the Metal elements of their music for the first time, instantly creating a classic of nature-romantic acoustic music.
    Inspired by Ulver’s «Kveldssanger», this work is more influenced by the folklore of Schwadorf’s home region, the Rhoen, than any other album by Empyrium, and it paved the way for «Weiland» (2002).

    Edition:
    – Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. PVC protection sleeve (500 copies available)

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