Label: Intentcity Records - ICCD80014,Monopol Records - ICCD80014 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic • Style: Downtempo, Ambient
Each Lesiem album invites Inversion - Dååth - Dead On The Dance Floor EP (File) listener to ask again the age-old question: what exactly is the point of writing pop music lyrics in Latin and having them sung in unison by a choir as if they were Gregorian chant?
The liner notes to the latest Lesiem album offer one possible explanation: this music "reveals a magical message for these times.
It speaks to the hearts of humanity in an age where legends inspire and muses seek to enlighten minds while passing a torch of spiritual light to fellow travelers across the globe. Polite electro beats and occasional incursions of prog rock guitar do little to clear up the question of whether this is an honestly misguided attempt to bring mystical enlightenment to the masses or a cynical cashing in on people's inability to judge the difference between spiritual insight and emotional manipulation.
Interestingly, the song titles are a grab bag of cardinal, capital, and theological virtues as defined Catholic theology Temperantia (Moderateness) - Lesiëm - Auracle "Spes Hope ," Temperantia (Moderateness) - Lesiëm - Auracle Envy ," "Caritas Charity ," and so on.
The choral singing is provided by members of the German Opera Choir of Berlin and is perfectly nice; in fact, "perfectly nice" is a term that really applies quite well to everything on this album -- a standard that falls rather short of the group's pretensions to "majesty," "divinity," and "enlightenment.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 21, Genre New Age. Styles Progressive Electronic Trip-Hop. Track Listing. Humilitas Humanity.
Temperantia Moderateness. Caritas Charity. Fides Belief. Justitia Justice. Patientia Patience. Spes Hope. Prudentia Prudence. Invidia Envy. Vanitas Vanity. Fortitudo Fortitude. Bonitas Goodness.
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