«Orlando» was released as a limited edition in 1998 and it was a best-seller as a well as an acclamimed album.
Finally here comes a digitally re-mastered edition of this opus inspired by the well-known character of Virginia Woolf’s novel.
Orlando passes through several different historical ages, from Queen Elisabeth age to the xxth century acquiring the appearance of a young man, a maiden, and a woman.
The dualism of the character is well exemplified in two tracks entitled with his/her name.
The first one, «Orlando (… a female)», is a march with strong neoclassical influences, which leads to the more intimate atmosphere of the second track, «Orlando (… a male)», an aria built on complex guitar arpeggios.
This album also features the peculiar, nocturnal and echoing ambiences of «Bonthrop», the overture, which is gloomy, liquid and rarefied. “Shelmerdine” is a sensual ballad full og magic.
The visionary charge of this album is emphatised in the closing track, «Elfine», in which the singing becomes a crazy instrument able to create dissonances having a very impressive emotional impact.
A mix of best Modern-Classical, Ethereal sounds & Neofolk.
1 Bonthrop 7:01
2 Orlando (...A Female) 2:16
3 Orlando (...A Male) 5:18
4 Shelmerdine 4:10
5 Elfine 2:49
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