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Artist: AUTUNNA ET SA ROSE (@)
Title: L'art Et La Mort
Format: CD
Label: Ark Records (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
At a first listening the new Autunna Et Sa Rose album titled L’ART ET LA MORT could sound pretentious and goth to the bone (with a goth spirit, because here you won’t find the old goth rock sound but references to Antonin Artaud, Baudelaire, etc.). Also its title sounds so old fashioned that it could stops you from putting the CD into your player and also if you start listening to it, the recitative vocals of "Qui au sein... " could make you think that the band is a bunch of people that think of themselves uniquely as artists. Anyway... musically the CD does sound a little pretentious but I really appreciated the idea of taking songs like Virgin Prunes’ "Decline and fall", Coil’s "Ostia", Tuxedomoon’s "Egypt", Dead Can Dance’s "Anywhere out of the world", Ataraxia’s "Canzona" and so on, de-structuring them by taking their essence, playing them with piano, cello and samples and re-working them using lyrics taken from Antonin Artaud, Baudelaire, Pasolini, Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, etc. I appreciated that but this kind of stuff isn’t my cup of tea. I don’t know what to tell but I think that the cultural references sound forced as well as the use of recitative vocals or semi opera singing. I won’t rate this one, judge it with your own taste...



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