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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project I - EP "Power Man"

hidden 03.sichtbar
04.Trips - Dreams - Dream Playground
05.schwebend dreaming
06.Raum and time

Total playing time - 26:24



http://projekt-ich.myownmusic.de http://www.archive.org/download/ProjektIch-Experimental-Epnetzmensch/ProjektIch-Experimental-Epnetzmensch_64kb_mp3.zip

Janos Novak-When the Abyss Stares Back

When the Abyss Stares Back is an odd collection of songs I have been working on between 2006 and 2009. Albeit the individual tracks are quite different, I feel they still belong together and tell a story.

After the melodic acoustic guitar lines of Decision, followed by the slightly melancholy-laden ambience of Shapeshifter Romance, the album ventures into more introspective territories and gets progressively darker and more electronic. The distant closing echoes of The Lake provide a gentle, almost cinematique transition between the acoustic world and the grand synthetic opening sounds of the title track. The album reaches its most majestic yet desolate moments during the slowly evolving circular chromatic structures of Red Desert Sunrise, then fades into the windy alien landscape.

Listen to it alone in the dark, preferably in the summer, under a starlit sky. http://www.archive.org/download/WhenTheAbyssStaresBack/WhenTheAbyssStaresBack_vbr_mp3.zip


We introduce you to The Behind Black Clouds EP. As the name says, you can avait music tuning with dark tones. Experimental presentation by Niburu goes along the inland of Holland, that is notable for its often-ocuring fogs and strong wind. Take a deep breath of the world full of mystery and solve what is hiding behind the black clouds of melancholy.

Title: Niburu - Behind The Black Clouds EP
Catalog: mld_012
Date: 03.02.2011
Format: 320 Kbps Mp3

1. Niburu - Savior (Original Mix) (04:46)
2. Niburu - Utukku Lemnutu (Original Mix) (03:41)
3. Niburu - The Day Before Disclosure (Original Mix) (03:39)

Name: Melodica
Country: Slovakia
Web: www.melodica-netlabel.com

Sigurt | www.sigurt.sk

Kaizels | www.melodica-netlabel.com


Killhoula-Something Between

"Something Between" is the third un-official release from Killhoula. This CD isn't quite as dark as "The Darkest Place" but still has a dark edge. This CD focuses on societies growing dependency on computers and the growing lack of physical interaction within the human race. There are also a few tracks that touch on the subjects of love and loss. This CD still utilizes some pre-made loops and found sounds but you also see the begining use of original composed loops and material. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaSomethingBetween/KillhoulaSomethingBetween_64kb_mp3.zip

Killhoula-If Only I Could Remember

"If Only I Could Remember" is the sixth un-official CD from Killhoula. "If Only I Could Remember" is the second CD in a 2 part set, "If Only I Could Forget" being the 1st. The songs on this CD reflect a the same disconnection from humanity as on "If Only I Could Forget" but this CD takes it a step further and explores the different levels of distance. The songs also begin to display a fear and paranoia on this release. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaIfOnlyICouldRemember/KillhoulaIfOnlyICouldRemember_64kb_mp3.zip

Killhoula-If Only I Could Forget

"If Only I Could Forget" is the fifth un-official CD from Killhoula. "If Only I Could Forget" is the first CD in a 2 part set, "If Only I Could Remember" being the 2nd. The songs on this CD reflect a disconnection from humanity and a want to forget, as evidenced by the title. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaIfOnlyICouldForget/KillhoulaIfOnlyICouldForget_64kb_mp3.zip

Vestigial - The Coming video

Vestigial - The Coming video

Lull - Whiteout video

Killhoula-Test Run: Soul Machine 5, Failed

"Test Run: Soul Machine 5, Failed" is the fourth un-official release from Killhoula. Originally meant as a concept album, "Test Run: Soul Machine 5, Failed" tells the story of a robot created with a soul. He kills his master upon awakening and goes out into a post-apocalyptic future to witness the inhumanities and devastion of this future world. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaTestRunSoulMachine5Failed/KillhoulaTestRunSoulMachine5Failed_64kb_mp3.zip

Killhoula-The Other EP

"The Other EP" is Killhoula's follow up EP to his full length release "One Way Back". The Other EP consists of alternate/early versions and remixes of tracks from "One Way Back". It also includes an early version of the track Longing For Beauty (The Longest Wait Mix), which is slated for release on his next album. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaTheOtherEP/KillhoulaTheOtherEP_64kb_mp3.zip

Killhoula-Subliminal Relaxation

"Subliminal Relaxation" is an audio experiment by Killhoula. "Subliminal Relaxation" utilizes varying brain waves, white noise, subliminal suggestion and soothing waves of sound. The effect is a deeper level of sleep. Close your eyes and dream. http://www.archive.org/download/KillhoulaSubliminalRelaxation/KillhoulaSubliminalRelaxation_64kb_mp3.zip

Fin de Siecle-Nine Barns (LP edition)

Fourth album of Fin de Siècle released by OPN in 2007. http://www.archive.org/download/NineBarnslpEdition/NineBarnslpEdition_vbr_mp3.zip

Fin de Siecle-Entre Loups

50 copies - limited CDR released in 2005 with a bonus track.

http://www.discogs.com/Fin-De-Si%C3%A8cle-Entre-Loups/release/643362 http://www.archive.org/download/FinDeSiecle-EntreLoups/FinDeSiecle-EntreLoups_vbr_mp3.zip

Fin de Siecle-Summertime e.p

CDR released in 2005 on Cauldron Music http://www.archive.org/download/Summertime_ep_fds/Summertime_ep_fds_vbr_mp3.zip

Fin de Siecle - Untitled

Third album released by Divine Comedy Records in 2003.

All music by Stephen F.

Female vocals by Florence C. http://www.archive.org/download/FinDeSiecle-SansTitre/FinDeSiecle-SansTitre_vbr_mp3.zip

Inner Vision Laboratory & Roto Visage-cinema stain video

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Awakening video

Desiderii Marginis - dead mens choir (remix) video

Fin de Siecle- Just disappear

Limited to 50 copies

Fin de Siecle -Attendance

From 2001 to 2006, inspired by his own roots as Nancy or the 19th century by the west "mythical" or U.S. films of Lars von Trier, Fin de Siècle explored territories ranging from ambient noise "neoclassical" post-rock, through inheritance cold-wave and field recordings in an intimate, visual mind. http://www.archive.org/download/Presences/Presences_vbr_mp3.zip

Fin de Siecle - Patagonie

4th album of the french project Fin de Siècle, released by OPN Records in 2006.

Composed and recorded between 2004 and 2005 by Stéphane F. and Florence C. - excepted "Where the lilies cry a last time" composed and recorded by Serge Usson - on "Le Départ" vocals by Nick Grey


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Post Mortem Photographs

" This eerie netrelease comes courtesy of newish French imprint La Manufacture De Bruit, which translates as The Factory of Noise (thank you internet translator). Researching this duo, comprising David Vallée and Stéphane F was a bit of a task and I certainly don’t recommend blindly typing Post Mortem Photographs into Google. Still, they got my attention and I’m glad I investigated further.

This record is split into 8 movements and one 12 second interlude and focuses on the duo’s fascination with death at the end of the Victorian era. The sepia-toned, aged photograph of two emotionless children used as the album cover only enhances this imagery. The music, we’re told, is influenced by sound collages, the sounds of dark and reptitive bands and the ambience of German expressionist films.

Mantra-like industrialised percussion immediately sets the tone on ‘Mouvement 1‘ and ‘Mouvement 2‘, coming across like old, cluncking medical equipment. Featured in the latter is a commanding voice, instructing or dictating orders at some unknown orderly, over howls, muffled screams and metallic clunks and scrapes. It reminds me of a particular scene in Rob Zombie’s film, House of 1000 Corspes.

Elsewhere, we’re treated to some ritualistic chanting, forlorn piano and sycthing cello on ‘Mouvement 4‘, ensuring that it is easily one of the most unsettling pieces on this record. ‘Mouvement 5‘ follows burying voices and anguished chanting amidst more mechanical percussive work, drawing parallels with the claustrophobia found in various Miasmah records — think both Kreng and Svarte Greiner.

An oppurtunity to pause for breath is scarce here, but it may be found in penultimate number ‘Mouvement 7‘, which allows shards of light, in the form of twinkling piano and glorious string sounds, to break through it’s charred core of broken, fanfare drums. It provides the most startling moment on the record and contrasts the over-bearing atmosphere that dominates throughout.

Full marks for originality, few releases in the netaudio world clearly achieve their aims, especially using such ambigious imagery. Equal parts gripping and chilling, this is not for the faint-hearted. "


Maelifell-La Peste

Maelifell's only CDR released in 2002 by Cauldron Music. Dark medieval / industrial music.

Maelifell is one of the umpteenth draft of Stephen F. , The same man who with Fin de Siecle and Arden among others, robs us of medieval music, neoclassical and sometimes even from ambient martial. He is accompanied on this project recently by Eric-Laavardr, Project History, as a singer and violinist. A little less known than Fin de Siècle. Maelifell is the face of our medieval promising and talented friend. This mini album is certainly outdated, but since he has gone almost anonymously everywhere, I feel compelled to make up some info, even if my way of talking about this music may seem awkward and uneducated, too bad. ... I want to defend this project away from the hubbub industrial electro us like a virus is injected into our synapses (sifflotte whistles). Enrich yourself with this dark music and loaded with imagery and pain of the past.

Go make a little effort, ordered these gems, you'll have the perfect music for a banquet, you celebrate in the best conditions.



Being able to travel the listener in space and time is never easy, and yet it could be said that the essence of certain musical styles, especially currents using medieval collective imagination as is the case here with Maelifell. Well, one thing is certain, is that both gays lads behind this project (ie Stephen F., also a member of the project End of Century on the same label, and Xavier B) have this rare ability to carry everyone through appropriate instruments, a few notes of music and artistry of the conditioning, the atmosphere exciting and tortured in the Middle Ages in Europe. In this case, it would fall even more here in the darkest hours of that period who did not miss, judging by the album title: "The Plague". Small samples of carts traversing the streets emptied by evil divine pyres-eating contaminated body, morbid and dark moods at will, this album has a very impressive evocative power, reinforced by rhythmic worrying as harbingers of death and pain . The compositions mostly on keyboards (with sounds evoking either organs or bagpipes, flutes or discrete) contribute to impose an oppressive atmosphere like the air that had plagued reign in such circumstances. Here, everything is done to ensure that the auditor followed the two artists in their medieval insane trip up the arrangement of the succession of pieces: it starts to affect a piece's playful , lively, carrying a certain joie de vivre despite the difficult times. Then come gradually through the following 4 tracks from the ravages of fever, pain, grief, bereavement, religious ceremonies (piece 5) to finally reach the last piece that opens as it should be a sample from pyres but gradually develops a tone that, far from being happy, may suggest a return to life (including the bottom a small sample of bird whistling). This increase in the pieces is completely controlled, and fully contributes to this atmosphere that dominates the whole recital album. With "The Plague," who signs the last production of the group broke up in May 2004, Maelifell manages to make us go through a period where we may not know much, giving us the feeling to be really lived.


The opening backdrop of medieval music is no indication in any of the nightmares to come. We are quickly drawn into a macabre procession, a whirl of atrocities or marriage of samples and sounds and martial industrial we would almost feel the pain inflicted by the disease. Stephen F. known, however, dose effect, where others would cause trouble or dive into the ridiculousness of having done too much, he knows how to find the right tone and thus make her credible and authentic. Once again the character unfolds through his compositions his talent as a creator of atmospheres and strong images. The notes make up tables of the Cross of the wretched of the earth victims of a terrible scourge, the melodies write the novel of cities in agony Maelifell not proposing a soundtrack, more than that, because of its wealth he made "plague" the movie.
A mini album as a machine to travel through time for us to approach the suffering. Highly recommended listening will lead you to expect an album soon. Whether with or Maelifell Fin De Siecle, Stephen F. required by the quality of its work, no more for him than to receive the hearing worthy of his talent.

Brown Jenkin


Singular and interesting outing that it ... since in effect this mini album is a collection of pieces composed, with two exceptions, in 1999-2000. Stephen F., only contractor on this occasion reveals, once again, the wealth of creative talent. While early demos and the album 'Eternity' was more oriented sounds medieval neofolk 'The Plague' evolves on a much more martial music, darker and leads to experimentation in the career of this group. A parsimonious choice of samples, sound processing more 'industrial' than usual production make this a disc that is reminiscent of The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud. Apocalyptic atmosphere, a macabre march conducive to visual images where you'd see at any moment arise the spectrum of this terrible scourge. We let ourselves willingly led to the sound of drums and bells, a crackling fire harbinger of worse to the confines of a world ravaged by plague. A disc which, moreover, does not suffer from any weakness in the quality of its production.
In short, a work that deserves much wider recognition that what this portends output quasi-confidential ... A sure not to miss this mini-album of great quality that only increases the wait for the next album "Kings of this world"


Nathalie F.


After a short interlude in the company of lighter Semper eadem, Maelifell resumed his exploration of dark time with all the creativity we know it. Favoring a more experimental approach than in the past, he reveals this little booklet (18 min.) The most dark and tormented by his complex personality.
This time, the dark-folk is giving way to a medieval martial music, solemn and atmospheric wish; enhanced with samples and sounds apocalyptic industrial look the best. In a strikingly evocative power, each ground of this print as sulfurous recreated by his image as the agony of a world where everything is only weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Constantly redefining art since its inception, asserted Maelifell already on this second installment of the Inheritance series as a safe bet for a scene in dark-ambient French renaissance. We look forward to the album!

P. Coleau - 05/2002

Scar Culture

Maelifell is one of the (many) projects Stéphane F. (End of Century, among other things ...). These six titles, compound (for the most part) between 1999 and 2000 is a small gem of "martial music and medieval."
Producing a dark and haunting music, based primarily on "samples of gruesome scenes" and melodies that would haunt you mind a good while, Maelifell delivers 18 minutes of music both enjoyable and disturbing. The last song seems perfect for illustrating a scene of public execution (or other) in the Middle Ages.
This album is amazing for its originality and quality, this project seems to be far more or less in abeyance, however, an album is announced for a while. Hopefully it will soon be born and will be in line with this "plague". http://www.archive.org/download/Maelifell-La-Peste/Maelifell-La-Peste_64kb_mp3.zip

darkly pale - album

First album, released by Cauldron Music, 2002. Ambient and neoclassical music, cold, dark, Dedicated To The European nature.

Rodolfo Gonzales has started "Under the Pale moniker Darkly cold and dark ambient / neoclassical music, With Some concrete and industrial influences. On His first album we Cauldron Music, in 2002, Rudolph G. Given The Most has mechanical and "inhuman" score as possible, and has a lot to WORKED Have a particularly cold and distant sound, pretty lo-fi And Sometimes concrete - On the last track, Which Is A recording of a storm, with rain and wind.


Place the second label chronic sombrissime Cauldron Music. Darkly Pale is without doubt the headliner in the company of Century End of this label yet so endearing and introspective. Stephen F. had better behave themselves during the painful period of the transfers. Darkly Pale could hear the siren song Nordic .... I did not say I was not there ....

Minimalism and depths are the key words and themes on this disc glazing. The sounds of piano and cello sound like a funeral march throughout the play, and paradoxically can also think of a pagan ode automnale.Quoiqu it is in the composition is fluid, simple and effective. Melancholy effects guaranteed to every listening sessions of this "legacy".

In another development that culminates in a Land is the most evocative cinematic universe. To believe that the landscapes of the new home of Rudolph (Canada) had a major influence for the design of this album. I read here and there that our aesthetic practice time was electronics. I damn well my soul to listen to his previous work ....

Thank you Rudolph syndrome Chopin caught me, my mind is foggy and returned to the contemplative beauty painful and enjoyable at the same time, I'll try to leave this atmosphere gently with a small "villers Wind" Collection d'Arnell Andrea.J hope that this requirement is sufficient.


An "Introduction" to you spinning us into a cold sweat without preamble into the world of melancholy Darkly Pale, yet quickly comes healing. Piano and cello invite us for walks that are reminiscent of Collection d'Arnell Andrea (in its classical training) and ... Fin De Siecle, but knows Darkly Pale impose its own sonic universe. The notes of the piano are not of our wanderings in the ruins of a castle in the heart of a forest, they are drops of rain upon the ground that offers aromas unlike any other, they are the wind that sweeps our years as the leaves fall. But it is not the depression that we face in these wanderings, rather nostalgia ... nostalgia or hope of a world where forests extend to infinity? I write because I live forest forest, it still contaminates from my thoughts, each draw, however in this opus abundant sap capable of feeding his own imagination. Me, I'll go listen Darkly Pale at the heart of Dark Forest at the foot of so many centuries-old beech Ponthus ...
The seal of Cauldron is it the evocative power of his music and an unstoppable force of stirring up emotions? Given what I have heard so far I can only say yes. Step by step the label is self-evident to any fan wishing to grant music requirement.

Contact label: http://Cauldronmusic.free.fe

Contact Group: www.darklypale.fr.st

Brown Jenkin


Neoclassical training that is somewhat reminiscent of either producing New Plays Cosmopolitans, Darkly Pale presents eight tracks to the peace-oriented and proven reverie. Solitary reverie, daydreaming night musing melancholy or bittersweet, this CD is, questions, or transports transpose with frank simplicity and a certain delicacy. However, this dream is not always safe: "Shelter" as one might hope welcoming and protective proves to be a lair rather dark and disturbing. "Heavenly" closes this dark interlude on a lighter heart, a violin, a few crystal-clear sounds that could come straight from a music box and accidentally left open by the enchanting notes of a piano. Other compositions Darkly Pale oscillate between contemporary music and experiments such as "rain-wind-storm". A very pleasant moment.


Stop! Stop everything! Very soon will be released new album Darkly Pale, for the occasion, many changes of style. Far from the electronic sounds of his debut, DP strikes us here eight pieces of neoclassical flawless, sublime, divine, brilliant. Seduction operates from the first notes, the atmosphere sad and melancholic, without being superficial and overblown, and together they almost instantly and we do not let go. The evocative power is so powerful that we can not detach our attention from the sounds around us and take us into a world cold, miserable and depressing.
For those who want to get an idea that is fairly close to Fin de Siècle, (on the same label as well) and Collection d'Arnell Andrea for what is to atmosphere. Darkly Pale is the musical setting of flaps flapping, carpets of dead leaves, chipped paint, old marble cracked and split, the singing of manors and mansions let ivy, wind, and to trees which take their right. Piano marks the passing of time, time will erase, which erases the trace of man in nature, which returns to its original state.
Whatever merit this album is who will succeed him an indispensable work of this year.



At a time when the gangrene of uniformity and leveling down longer spares the remotest fringes of alternative scenes, a label as bold and informed Cauldron Music does that acquires more value to the demanding music lover. Without his foresight and initiative in effect, no doubt that this new jewel of neoclassical dark ambient remained in the unfortunate anonymity. By the sincerity of his motives and the depth of his aesthetic, Darkly Pale did, indeed, nothing to envy to his fellow end of the century and Land. But if he comes close by the ease with which he leads the listener into a soundscape and very personal vision, his music is more austere, colder, sadder and stripped. Point off in the ether or surveys in time here: everything lies in the ability of tunes to evoke the simple beauty that mocks the large open spaces, eroded by the rains and blizzard ("The Breeze", " storm, rain, wind). As it sinks into the black furrows of the theater of grief, an unspeakable threat becomes clearer step. A creeping fear seeps slowly dull plains, the rocks crack, trees giggle. A hut stands in the distance, a refuge at last. It is calm here. ("A Shelter," "Theater," "Heaven"). The spirit grows numb, quietly carried on a wave deleterious. The bubble of harmony swallows the intruder, then closes again. One more ... Third installment of the "Heritage", this album initiatory Darkly Pale seduced as much by the tone so singular contrast (fragility and "automatism" structures of compositions), by the side of her atypical instrumentation (xylophone nostalgic cello flayed , Synth disturbing solemn percussion, piano serious or offset). Pathways are decidedly impenetrable darkness ...


Behind this name hides Darkly Pale Rudolph Gonzales, a being smitten by her, offering his scores to the sensitive listener. Sending up the 'Ruins' humanity of unspeakable things,' The breeze envelope our desire to escape. Every note fits within a setting of 'Theatre' where each intruder seems to be a messenger 'Celeste'. A scene revealing the ghostly moving thunderstorms, rain, wind, and leaving to chance that the impression to exist. All makes intriguing mystery and the feeling of being somewhere else even more exquisite


Ruins is probably the best title that could have Darkly Pale best to characterize his first work here is eponymous. Completely instrumental, the first approach is akin to ambient, soft and calm. However there are different emotions depending on the mood, especially a cathedral in which resonate notes of the piano that is the supervisor of this dark alchemy. The pieces do not separate and form a whole, always conducted under the auspices of fingers running over the black and white keys. The title track showcases the Ruins xylophone, and the first part of a violin piece at his little warm. But this is no heat in question here, one goes in search of mysterious thoughts, the titles to songs are evocative of a mood, a mood, an atmosphere, an invitation to discover or share feelings of many more nocturnal and soothing, according to his mood. The breeze, the third song in which we find a piano and violin. Shelter, under which we hear the wind blowing, stormy weather and rain, accompanied by heavy, almost suffocating the faithful notes piano. A cello also invites himself into the game protagonists string and percussion on Celeste, before the second part of Theatre will open before closing the first shelter. Rain-Wind Closing history that we Darkly Pale account, giving us a glimpse of his vision of the natural elements. The artwork is obviously black and white, and a sentence encapsulates the entire work: "This album is dedicated to Europe, with its hills and forests. It is dedicated to the refusal to better days. "

Heads or Tails

It starts without a glimmer of hope. It falls into the strange, even fantastic, with a lustrous atmosphere, echoing sounds, lacking only a few cracks that they may have the impression of a place haunted vistiter. Then the plot of this dark film continues, on her best song "Ruins", which Alient xylophones, piano, violin and tension. A melancholy music which originates in a natural way, music that is preventing us from continuing our activities, we must follow up. Universes film, a drama or a suspense would fit perfectly with this record. A trial protigieux, which tends to let us see a bright future in music, even if the dark side could still capsized ... After all, we like sad music because it can be traced (and reject) our depression.


Let yourself be transported in the dark and melancholy, but also soft and soothing, the French project Darkly Pale. Close your eyes and let yourself be overwhelmed by the melodies dominated by sounds of piano and sound collages, with occasional other traditional instruments like the violin or cello. Darkly Pale created here full sound worlds that make us travel through emotional landscapes melancholy, sad, sleek, timeless .... From the neoclassical holding of matter and soul. In summary a very good album, as one would like to hear more often in this style of music. (Nebel)


Demo 1998-99.Tape limited to 50 copies.

Like what appearances are deceptive! When I first heard the name of the group, I thought it was a formation of more black metal. Shame on me! Maelifell we propose here a demo tape of 11 untitled tracks, limited to 50 copies.

The first listen left me speechless. Magnificent neo-classical instrumental, vaguely medieval, sometimes supported by discreet percussion veil of romantic melancholy, recalling the whole splendor of In The Nursery, Regard Extreme, or Ozymandias Endraum. All, however, suffers from a weakness in the recording and production, but for a first embodiment, is quite honorable. Instrumentation sometimes a little too minimalist and melancholy that even a little naive undermine the potential of real music. The excuse is certainly the fact that everything has been recorded in one go, without using a sequencer, which explains the slight dead time, and we must not forget that these compositions date back any The same 2 years. Developments since then has been meteoric (see column below).

You catch yourself dreaming of reworked versions with intensified production and stricter. Anyway, Maelifell enters through the front door in the family dark-folk neo-classical European and can easily claim a deserved international reputation. Remember this name, I am convinced that very soon Maelifell represent a new sound values ​​of the European folk apocalyptic scene. http://www.archive.org/download/Maelifell50copieslimitedtape/Maelifell50copieslimitedtape_vbr_mp3.zip

Maelifell and Semper Eadem split CD


Found with pleasure on this split Stephen F., architect of Fin De Siecle, Maelifell with his project, which we will measure all the good that I think in the chronicle of the mini CD "The Plague". However, far from it, is a medieval instrumental music rather joyous and festive, more rarely warrior, we offer the artist, for information behind Semper eadem David Valley (also known as a member of Lith). Without difficulty, and three titles each, the two men we carry in the Middle Ages through well-crafted and catchy compositions. Their work is so close that it is impossible to attribute them to one or the other without looking at the cover, so beautiful unit that facilitates the immersion in this achievement. Probably not a masterpiece of the genre, or our players, it was anyway not the goal, but a nice split that should satisfy any fan of medieval music, enough to animate your long winter evenings close the fireplace with your lady or your gente valiant knight.


In reading reviews of albums and Maelifell Semper eadem, we tend to say that cooperation between the two should necessarily make something unique, original and particularly satisfying. Well it would be wrong. Even if the music offered on this split is not unpleasant, offering well-written medieval compositions, backed by percussion deaf very appropriate, using a wide range of instruments (including acoustic guitar) is Unfortunately, although everything we can find to say. No originality, nothing too personal not to sweat this split, and we still have a taste in the mouth of a waste, a missed opportunity, as if both groups had voluntarily put aside their specificities to reach a compromise is certainly satisfactory, but no more. Remains an album that perfectly accompany many parts of role playing fantasy, but which I think is insufficient to meet an attentive listener and passionate. We do not even really find the power generated atmospheres on "The Plague" and the whole side of the neo-classical album "Trees" is 100% absent. So here it is: in the end, a split pleasant, nice, but frankly indispensable.


This project combines a split parallel to Fin de Siècle Semper eadem, another group also officiating in the music "traditional" medieval, the compositions, instrumental, are interesting and catchy, but unfortunately served by recalling his early works sadly "synthetic" Sopor Aeternus of.


After an album End century that can not say enough good things, Stephan F. returns with his project on medieval Maelifell a split-cd with 6 tracks Semper eadem. 3 titles in each, both teams managed to put a medieval atmosphere festive and joyous music fair even more warlike (eve of battle). If the sound can sometimes surprise purified donnat one side with artificial and synthetic tracks, he nevertheless perfectly accompany your medieval evenings. Another success! Even if this time, we Cauldron offers something less innovative than Fin de Siècle. What is she talking to me again?


Careful never curb their boundless creativity, Stephan F. (Maelifell, Arden, Fin de Siècle, ...) and David Valle (Semper eadem, Lith, ...) 6 tracks on this offering the fruits of their shared passion for the most festive medieval folklore. There are well supported moultes cadences, and simple melodies and light designed to bring the outset of jubilation. If the set has some good ideas (many different samples, dark-folk and break surprising about "eve of battle", ...), it sometimes lacks a welcome touch of authenticity. The fault with this production probably a little low these keyboards and not always appropriate to the type of music played. It is true that medieval folk never takes many colors and size when it is played by genuine traditional instruments. The interpretation of the tune of "Homeland" by Stille Volk on its Pan Poc Domme "(cf. Their last album) offers a contrast in that eloquent. But do not spoil our fun too: this split-cd also contains some very good moments that fans will appreciate as they should. Recommended for ripailleurs more of you!

Semper eadem -Trees were more like those of yesterday (translated)

First CD album of Semper eadem (One Of The Most former French neoclassic / ambient acts) published on Their Own label La Cadera in 1998.

Re-released by The Domain Name without in 2010.

http://www.lamanufacturedebruit.org http://www.archive.org/compress/SemperEadem-LesArbres