is a hermetic project distinguished by dusky atmospheres and a mesmeric journey into a world of submission and desperation. In the full-length concept album 'Dies Irae', the recurring theme within the seven tracks is the relationship between Man and God as a symbolic voyage in a silent wasteland made of treachery, defeat and spiritual hunger.
Founded in Italy in 2007, Atrium Animae
merges the talents of Massimiliano Picconi
(keyboards, programming) with Alessia Cicala
(Conservatory-trained soprano female vocalist). The music is characterized by a 'classical' approach, where the basis of the composition is represented by complex polyphonic vocal parts and expressive instruments centered around orchestral strings and horns. This becomes a new starting point from Alessia
's previous experiences in Chirleison and Essences.
The analysis of the human condition and its relationship with God is made on 'Dies Irae' through a separation into two main parts. Seven dramatic tracks - 44 minutes of total playing time - of a desolate journey into an apocalyptic scenario with no hope of redemption. Symphonic, neoclassical, heavenly voices with strong influences from classical and spiritual music - Recalling artists and composers such as early-period Dead Can Dance
Coming in beautiful 6-panel Digipak!