This album is sold out for long - Here now for the first time in a new digipak edition! Italian Neoclassic 'institution' Ataraxia
don't really need any 'introduction'. For over 20 years, Ataraxia
combine modern technology with archaic instrumentation. They describe their music as a cross 'between sacred and profane, ethereal and neo-classical, contemporary and early music'.
'Simphonia sine nomine' was first released in 1994 on the Italian Energeia Label and re-released (1996) on Apollyon. An unusual disk that reminds some of Dead Can Dance
, Elijah's Mantle
or similar neoclasical acts of early 90`s. 'Simphonia Sine Nomine' seems to be halfway between Gothic and Symphonic Rock. Vocalist Francesca Nicoli
sings (in Italian and Latin) over synths, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, and occasionally drum machine. The music as a dark 'liturgical' gothic feel much of the time, with lots of minor keys and half-chanted singing, although there are a few brighter songs as well. A very enjoyable album, although it's not for everyone...