Friday, March 17, 2006

Musica Del Misterio


SPLEEN AND IDEAL is a spectacular recording that has withstood the test of time. It has great production. The tone of this recording is dark throughout. The title track "De Profundis" was featured in the Italian horror film DEMONS 2. The compositions are replete with interesting instrumentation, such as "Circumradiant Dawn" a splendid track which features Lisa Gerrard and, I believe the accordion. "Mesmerism" features her voice and among other things a drum machine to create a flowing multi-layered piece. "Avatar" has heavy instrumentation along with Lisa's voice, it is one of this recordings stronger tracks. Lastly, I must add that the design/cover art is striking, it features a wonderful iconoclastic photograph.


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