ALLERSEELEN / Ô PARADIS: FUNKE / EL ASTRO REY
7": Aorta AOR706 [2003]

Allerseelen:
Funke

Ô Paradis:
El Astro Rey

This split release, consisting of a track each from Allerseelen and Ô Paradis, is part of Aorta's vinyl series, which has seen a 7" released every year since 2000; this time focusing on the theme of the sun.

The Allerseelen contribution, 'Funke', follows in the style of recent albums "Venezia" and "Neuschwabenland", with a combination of melancholy orchestral samples, set against a relentless, somewhat off-kilter, drum kick; and over which the lyrics, which are included on the sleeve, are narrated.

'El Astro Rey' from Ô Paradis, is taken from their full length album, "Serpiente de Luna, Serpiente de Sol", also on Aorta. It is a memorable, vocally-prominent piece that shares a similar rhythm to the Allerseelen contribution, but with a Catalonian folk atmosphere that contrasts with the formers orchestral one.

An interesting but brief glimpse at the oeuvre of these two acts, for those that like the 7" format.


CST

[Allerseelen] / [Ô Paradis] / [Aorta]

Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/a/allerseelen_o_paradis.html

Other Reviews:

Allerseelen: [Flamme]
Allerseelen: [Gotos=Kalanda]
Allerseelen: [Venezia]
Allerseelen: [Sturmlieder]
Novy Svet & Ô Paradis [Destello De Estellas En La Frente]
Ô Paradis: [La Boca Del Infierno]
Ô Paradis: [Serpiente de Luna, Serpiente de Sol]