• Amber Asylum ‎– Songs Of Sex And Death

    Amber Asylum ‎– Songs
    Of Sex And Death

    Label: Prophecy – PRO 131
    Format: 2 CD, Album, Digisleeve
    Country: Germany
    Released: 26 Dec 2015
    Style: Ethereal, Ambient
     

    Re-release incl. five bonus tracks

    Tracklist:
    CD 1
    1. Could You
    2. Devotion
    3. Luxuria
    4. Everything You Touch
    5. Vampire
    6. Secret Ions
    7. Dreams Of Thee
    8. Devotion Reprise

    CD 2
    1. Song Of The Spider War (Instrumental)
    2. Forest Deep
    3. Sopor
    4. Nana
    5. Rose Garden 

    Buy: 16 € http://www.gh-records.com/1029-amber-asylum-songs-of-sex-and-death.html 

  • Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

    Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

    Label: Prophecy Productions– PRO 138
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 04 Dec 2015
    Style: Neo-Classical, Post Rock, Ethereal

    Amber Asylum are unique

    Amber Asylum… a filmic fusion of modern classical and post-rock… where arias and Art Songs meet in a pale field of electronic disturbance. Equally at home in the opera house or the smoky, raucous din of an underground nightclub, Amber Asylum plumbs the crevasse between noise and beauty. Lyrical, confessional, dark yet aspirant, their strings, vocals, and spare percussion billow like furious mists across your consciousness. Dark as it is beautiful, spare as it is complex, its supernaturally decadent powers will overtake you in the remote reaches of your imagination.

    On “Sin Eater”, Amber Asylum’s first studio effort in six years, the four ladies from San Francisco combine the ominous energy of their drum- and bass-heavy albums “Garden Of Love” (2005) and “Still Point” (2007) with the lushest string arrangements in the band’s history. The subject matter of then album is the cleansing ritual of “sin eating”. Kris Force explains: “It still exists as a death ritual where the Sin Eater consumes a meal or ‘corpse cake’ that is passed over the body of the deceased or laid on the chest. The meal represents the sins of the deceased and once consumed by the Sin Eater the sins are released thereby allowing the soul to rest in peace. The album speaks of this process of taking on the pain of others to set them free.”

    “Sin Eater” does not only mark Amber Asylum’s debut for Prophecy Productions, but also the band’s 20th anniversary. In two decades, Kris Force and her fellow musicians released seven albums, several singles and EPs, not to forget their countless sampler contributions and collaborations with acts such as Neurosis, Swans or Sol Invictus. In order to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary, a limited box set entitled “Anthology” is released at the same time as “Sin Eater”.

    Buy CD 15 € http://www.gh-records.com/969-amber-asylum-sin-eater.html

    Buy Vinyl 25 € https://gh-records.com/home/1588-amber-asylum-sin-eater.html