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Ataraxia

SIMPHONIA SINE NOMINE

IF-53LP-02
Release Notes
  • Classic Italian medieval folk album
  • Fans of Dead Can Dance, early Corvus Corax, Empyrium
  • First time on vinyl, last copies for US market, release absolutely sold out now.
  • Excellent sound and studio remastering by Martin Bowes (Attrition)
  • taken from the ORIGINAL MASTERS
  • LP, transparent vinyl in heavy covers. Limited to 199 copies

Seventh reissue of this classic album, but first time on vinyl!

ATARAXIA is an Italian neoclassical band who combine modern technology with archaic instrumentation. They describe their music as a cross “between sacred and profane, ethereal and neo-classical, contemporary and early music”. They make researches into the European legends crossing the Greek and Latin myths. Their lyrics are written in many ancient and contemporary languages.

An unusual album that may remind some of Dead Can Dance, Elijah’s Mantle, or another neoclasical band of early 90`s. “Simphonia Sine Nomine” seems to be halfway between Gothic and Symphonic Rock. Vocalist Francesca Nicoli sings (in Italian and Latin) over synths, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, and occasionally drum machine. The music as a dark ‘liturgical’ gothic feel much of the time, with lots of minor keys and half-chanted singing, although there are a few brighter songs as well. A very enjoyable album and one of Ataraxia’s all-time highlights…