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Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows is a darkwave musical project based in Frankfurt, founded in 1989 by Anna-Varney Cantodea.Since the project's beginnings, Anna-Varney's work has garnered a cult following, notorious for its extremely personalized, melancholic and pessimistic nature, drawing on a number of different musical and visual styles.

The sound of Sopor Aeternus is rooted in renaissance and baroque music, maintaining frequent use of brass instruments, woodwinds, strings, pipe organs, bells, and guitars. While earlier works used drum machines, later albums feature l ...read more

Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows is a darkwave musical project based in Frankfurt, founded in 1989 by Anna-Varney Cantodea.Since the project's beginnings, Anna-Varney's work has garnered a cult following, notorious for its extremely personalized, melancholic and pessimistic nature, drawing on a number of different musical and visual styles.

The sound of Sopor Aeternus is rooted in renaissance and baroque music, maintaining frequent use of brass instruments, woodwinds, strings, pipe organs, bells, and guitars. While earlier works used drum machines, later albums feature live percussion. Cantodea's work has shown a progression towards livelier arrangements and more wall of sound production, compared to earlier works; more recent albums have also employed a slightly more mainstream sound, incorporating electronic and slight gothic rock sentiments.

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