SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Imhotep
Accompanied by the monotonous rhythm of a ritual drum, two old funerary violinist are pacing slowly through the darkness towards the black hole of a freshly opened grave…
With the single "IMHOTEP" (originally a special bonustrack only available for fans) SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows are attending to a chapter from their 2004 album La Chambre d'Echo and use this radical revision to transform an almost entirely electronic song into a dramatic, chamber-music danse macabre.
Reduced to the bare bones, only accompanied by percussion, a death-bell and two string-players, the fabulously eerie Saint-Varney-of-the-Dead is singing a sad lament of suffering and pain, and demonstrates once again that SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows are still entirely beyond comparison.
ATTENTION: the single is available in two editions:
1. limited CD edition:
• CD in digipak
• Strictly limited 407 copies for regular sales
2. limited vinyl edition:
• classy black 12" vinyl (160g) in cardboard box
• with elaborate (laser-engraved) etching on the B-side
• Printed inner sleeves
• hand-numbered by Anna-Varney Cantodea
• Strictly limited 307 copies for regular sales