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Persephone : Perle - CD Persephone : Perle - CD  Ref: 21945 A full ten years after their last, tragically romantic record “Letters to a Stranger”, PERSEPHONE embark on a sombre and uniquely intense journey into another world with their latest effort “Perle”. The starting point of this journey is none other than a classic piece of fantastic literature: Alfred Kubin's only novel “The Other Side”.

Released in 1909, the artist renowned for his nightmarish paintings full of chimeras takes the reader into the dream city named Perle, a place constantly shrouded in foggy darkness. This is where the novel's protagonist finds himself, realizing after a brief stint of fascination that he has ound his very own inner hell. He has to deal with the blind masses in which he yet doesn't find a place. Instead, he is haunted by isolation, solitude and estrangement. This deeply troubling and utterly intense piece of literary history has a quality of both frightening and fascinating the reader. “ Dream and reality blur into each other, ethic values and morales are long forgotten, resulting in the tale of a grandiose downfall ”, Sonja Kraushofer is explaining the background. “ The downfall of a city, but also the downfall of society. Of humanity .”

Musically true to melancholy as ever before, PERSEPHONE succeed in translating this night- marish scenario to music, thus combining the bacchanal aura of their earlier works with a haunting, disturbing undertone. The outcome is a monument of solitude that will not fail to move every single heart it reaches. Not so much a retelling as an interpretation of Kubin's work and his apocalyptic imagery, Sonja Kraushofer ( L'ÂME IMMORTELLE ) and composer Martin Höfert (formerly of JANUS ) dive that deep into the universe of a troubled genius that even the listener will find it exceedingly difficult to surface again. Produced by Martin Höfert, “Perle” sees PERSEPHONE enter a new, gripping and artistically stunning era.

Tracks : 01 Oblivion 02 Dreamland of Mine 03 Summer Rain 04 Conspiracy 05 Phobia 06 Garden of May 07 Dig a little deeper 08 The River 09 Downfall 10 Reveal
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