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Chaostar - Anomima Album
Chaostar - Anomima Album
Performer: Chaostar
Title: Anomima
Label: Season Of Mist
Country: Europe
Released: 10 May 2013
Style: Neo-Classical
Cat: SOM 224D
Rating: 4.1/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2359 mb | MP3 size: 1459 mb | WMA size: 2909 mb
Genre: Classical
Tracklist

1Canticles 26:44
2Un Pensiero Per Il Destino4:30
3
Lyrics By – George Diamantopoulos
5:33
4Anomimata
5Dilate The Time
Guest, Vocals – Fernando Ribeiro
2:12
6Όμορφη Κόρη4:13
7Les Réminiscences Extatiques4:16
8Sorrow Descending4:28
9Medea
Guest, Vocals – David VincentVocals [Byzantine Hymns] – George Diamantopoulos
6:01
10Misery's King
Loops – Johnny ZeroLyrics By – Sotiris VayenasMusic By – Christos Antoniou, Sotiris Vayenas
4:51
11The Charmer
Bass – Nikos KolliasMusic By – George Diamantopoulos
3:42
12L'Idée Fixe5:50
13Truth Will Prevail
Electronics [Dubstep] – Psychon
3:43

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SOM 224Chaostar Anomima ‎(CD, Album)Season Of MistSOM 224Europe2013

Credits

  • ArtworkMetastazis
  • Composed By, Orchestrated By, Synth, Other [Trigger]Christos Antoniou
  • ConductorAdam Klemens
  • Contractor, ManagementPetr Pycha
  • Drums, Percussion, Engineer [Sound]Fotis Benardo
  • Engineer [Assistant / For The Orchestra]Cenda Kotzmann
  • Engineer [Sound / For The Orchestra]Jan Kotzmann
  • Mixed By, Mastered ByLambros Sfyris
  • OrchestraThe FILMharmonic Orchestra And Choir Of Prague
  • Other [Make Up, Special Effects] – Olga From Extremeface Art
  • Oud, Sarod, Kaval, Tin Whistle [Irish], Bendir, Djembe, Drum [Spring], Didgeridoo, Theremin, Lyre [Ancient Greek Lyra], Whistle [Death], Singing Bowls [Tibetan], Idiophone, Other [Yayili Tanbur, Davul, Kemane, Tzoura]George Diamantopoulos
  • Photography ByStella Mouzi
  • ProducerChristos Antoniou, Fotis Benardo
  • SynthJohn Thermos
  • Violin [Electric]Charalampos Paritsis
  • Vocals, Lyrics ByAndroniki Skoula

Notes

The first pressing limited edition.
Deluxe double digipak that includes a one-hour bonus DVD called 'Anomimata' as well as an exclusive bonus track.

Recorded in the summer of 2012 at Devasoundz Studios, Athens, Greece.
The Orchestra was recorded at CNSO Studio Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 822603922424
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): Sony DADC A0102099934-0101 18 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L558
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 945Q
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): Sony DADC A0102107073-A511 17 A00
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L557
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 945U

Companies

  • Recorded At – Deva Soundz Studios
  • Recorded At – CNSO Studios
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102099934-0101
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102107073-A511

Album

Anomima by Chaostar, released 28 May 2013 1. 間 MA 2. Un Pensiero Per Il Destino 3. Sorrow Descending 4. Medea 5. Dilate the Time 6. Les Réminiscences Extatiques 7. Truth Will Prevail 8. Όμορφη κόρη 9. The Charmer 10. L'Idée Fixe 11. Misery's King SEPTICFLESH main-man Christos Antoniou returns with Anomima, another brilliant album from his classically inclined project CHAOSTAR Rich, classical orchestration, celestial vocals, and lush soundscapes ebb in dynamics, language, and structure. Type: Full-length. Release date: May 10th, 2013. Catalog ID: SOM224. Canticles 2 is a dance remix of Canticles off their 2001 Threnody album. A shorter version of Misery's King first appeared on the Underworld compilation. Recording information: Recorded summer 2012 at Devasoundz studios, Athens, Greece. Orchestra recorded at CNSO studio galelry, Prague. Performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Prague. Identifiers . Album 2013 12 Songs. Rock 2013. Released 2013. Anomima Tracklist. Chaostar: Ma, Un pensiero per il destino, Sorrow Descending и другие песни. From the 'Anomima' album, released on Season of Mist in May 2013. 12 tracks 56:01. Anomima, 2013. Ma, 05:33. Un pensiero per il destino, 04:29. Atmospheric Gothic Chaostar. Band Name Chaostar. Album Name Anomima. Type Album. Released date 10 May 2013. Labels Season Of Mist

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WolfHall's Review
★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
At the outset I would like to comment on what "Anomima" (Greek for: "Sin") holds, because it is simply breathtaking. Composer Christos Antoniou, head and lead guitar player of Black Metal band "Septic Flesh", is really rocking himself on the fourth album of his Side Project. It is released as a stand alone CD version, as well as a limited edition with an additional DVD, featuring the Making of by "FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir of prague" and "Canticles 2". Topping its predecessor "Underworld" dating from 2008, in respect to versatility and the radical distancing from the Metal genre. They obviously did not hurry with this CD release, that does not pass unnoticed.
Rather strong meat, for some perhaps to strong, however on a brilliant technical and artistic level. Certainly not easy to digest, but rewarding the effort.

It's all over the map: Neoclassical, Modern Classical, Martial Industrial, Ethereal, Ethnic, Avantgarde, Opera and Jazz, not included the narrator inducing a soundtrack-like atmosphere. Besides the composition and production, the vocals by Androniki Skoula are exceptional. The woman is music to the ears. Apart from the vocals, she is responsible for the lyrics too, interpreting them in Japanese, English, French, Italian, Greek and German.

Kicking off with the haunting Japanese "間 (Ma)". Its spoken text translates as follows:
The way to above and to below is one and the same.
My Path is High,
Above the sky,
Where you can fly or you can die
You can't enter twice...

Ma... [...]

The succeeding "Un Pensiero Per Il Destino" is amazing. Those gems are very rare. Lush Neoclassical/Martial Industrial soundscapes achieved by acoustically recorded flutes, strings accentuated with various percussions. The next trip leads into Opera ("Medea") plus into Musical ("Dilate the Time"). In "Medea" the erratic vocal expression of singer A. Skoula reminds of her Greek counterpart Diamanda Galás, both seem at par with each other. Highlight #2 indicates "Truth Will Prevail", where vast Synthie layers create a bombastic feeling.

The bonus track on the DVD marks the piece "Canticles 2". What's so special with their most popular song must remain a secret to me. It offers the usual Aggrotech/Dark Electro dance tune.

The corresponding framework for this epic is provided by French graphic artist "Valnoir", which clearly was inspired by the Fin de siècle.

Fenris W.
http://wolfhall.org/shtml/mu_re.shtml#chaos