“Empusae’s 17th record ‘Lueur’ serves an evidence that guitars are not a prerequisite to heavy. More so, this combination of dark ambient, soothing piano passages backed by synth drones and guest vocals of Colin H. Van Eeckhaut is an overpowering catalyst to healing. It was an absolute honour to catch up with maestro Nicolas to chat about ‘Lueur’, his vision in every sense of the word, the “darkside” and sonic endeavours.”
Consouling Sounds presents:
Empusae has been paving the way for many years know, resulting in the release of one critically acclaimed album after another.
Empusae is best known in the dark electronica scene. With his release of the deeply personal album “Lueur”, Empusae is breaking out of these confines for sure. “Lueur” most definitely sounds unmistakably like Empusae, but the dark and brooding drone palette expands his sound tremendously. Testament to the gap Empusae bridges on this new album are the guest vocals of CHVE – Colin H Van Eeckhout (Amenra, Sembler Deah, Kigdom, CHVE, …). CHVE’s characteristic vocal approach gives the music an extra sense of grief and longing, lending the music an extra urgency. This tale about darkness and light will not leave you unmoved and is bound to linger in your mind.
The album will be officially released on April 7th, and will see its release show during the BRDCST festival at Ancienne Belgique – AB on April 9.
More info and preorders will follow soon.
Empusae has been selected as winner by the expert jury of the Rimusicazione festival 2016 in Bolzano.
“A creative example of the fusion of music and sound which opens new possibilities for the art of film. A coherent construction of sounds which implies and proposes apparently opposing feelings such as drama and irony; a perfect fusion!”This is the soundtrack (movie) which has been awarded as winner by the expert jury for Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2016.
Teaser of the new concept of Empusae’s concerts. An audiovisual live collaboration between Empusae (music) and Nesisart (visuals). 2016