SOPH: ARS REGIA
CD + Book: Athanor ATNR 023 
Ltd x 1000
Credo (G. Kremmerz)
Honorii Ponteficis Evocatio
Regia" was originally released in 1986 on cassette and in 1992 on
CD and now gets the special limited release treatment as a book / CD combination.
The book contains 35 pages of essays by members of Ain
Soph on Esoteric topics and an up to date discography of all Ain
Soph releases. I read the Esoteric essays. Re-read them. Scratched
my head vigorously. Bad idea. I’m bald and my nails are sharp. Quasi
religious / magickal information is too much for a person with the intellect
of a bean sprout. Memo to self: Eat more fish.
I purchased this CD for the music so the book, such as it is, was an added
bonus albeit wasted on a ‘shit for brains’ like myself. The
music of Italian giants Ain
Soph is very difficult to define. Throughout their recording career
they’ve covered so many different genres that its almost impossible
to pin them down as every recording seems so different from their last
one. With "Ars Regia" the music moves from Medieval monk like
chants through dark chilling ambience to harsh throbbing electronics but
all with the Ain
Soph touch of style and class. Startling and magical in equal measure
it’s a welcome re-release and one guaranteed to send shivers up
the spine of collectors of their music everywhere.
An immensely satisfying and diverse aural pleasure of grandiose proportions
that’s not just for the Esoteric lovers amongst you.
Soph] / [Athanor]