February 12, 2010

Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows - Les Fleurs du Mal

Genre(s) - Neomedieval darkwave
Origin - Germany
Year of release - 2007
Bitrate - 128 kbps
Size - 67.96 MB

I wish to love Sopor Aeternus with all my heart, since Anna-Varney Cantodea is simply one of the most fascinating people in music today. However,
Les Fleurs du Mal is actually the first SA&tEoS album that I could stand. It probably is the most playful release Cantodea and her ensemble have ever produced, musically and especially lyrically. Shave if You Love Me, Some Men and A Little Bar of Soap are even quite humourous. It is as if our heroine has never felt as comfortable being herself, before. The music is still based on medieval-ish instruments, keyboards, and percussion but the addition of a full-fledged choir ("sing it, boys!") lets itself be quite well noticed. I don't believe I've ever called an album sexy before, but it's just the only word that summarises Les Fleurs. Highly recommendable to everybody, not just darkwave fans.
  1. Architecture
  2. Always within the hour
  3. In der Palästra
  4. A little bar of soap
  5. Bitter sweet
  6. Our lady of the broken hearts
  7. La mort d'Arthur
  8. The simple joys of maidenhood
  9. Helvetia sexualis
  10. Les fleurs du mal
  11. Shave, if you love me
  12. Some men are like chocolate
  13. The virgin queen
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1 comment:

  1. I feel the exact same way about this band/artist. Can't stand the fucking music even though I think she is really interesting.