Posts Tagged ‘Ataraxia’


purple_card2-01It’s nearly 17.30, the sun is down and I am drinking my personal ‘beverage of the year’, a white chocolate mocha. I started my new year’s resolutions by re-reading last year’s notes and I realized that the goals I had set, have been achieved more or less, through the precious company of very good music. 2016 was a morbid year for art (by general consensus) and it seems contextually obvious that the soundtrack of 2016 has already being written by all the musicians that are no longer with us. At the same time we were also sad to learn that Tympanik Audio, a label that supported musicians that focus on experimental, IDM music, has been shut down due to financial difficulties. 
Nevertheless, throughout this year new bands have been introduced through the release of remarkable albums (i.e Hypnopazūzu, Boy Harsher, Higher Authorities) and older favourite bands have released music of rare quality (i.e. Ataraxia, The Cult, Skunk Anansie, Suede, PJ Harvey). We equally liked whole albums as well as individual songs from other albums. We have been privileged to be in the audience in unforgettable gigs in London within this year, so much so that we strongly doubt that 2017 can ‘beat’ that. We will wave goodbye to 2016 with pleasure while acknowledging all the things that went right during 2016 (and they were few, but oh so important!). 

Have a great 2017!

This was the soundtrack of Blauerosen in 2016!  

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We’ve waited too long for this album by Ataraxia and after the slight disappointment that the album/soundtrack ‘Spasms‘ offered, ‘Wind at Mount Elo‘ is expected to live up to our high hopes. After all Ataraxia is a music band with 21 years of history and a unique way of producing and performing ethereal, dark conceptual music. Francesca Nicoli is one of my favourite female singers and along with Diamanda Galas and Lisa Gerrard i think that she has a unique way of touching chords of our souls which nobody might have the chance or the ability to stimulate. (more…)

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