DER LETZTE SCHATTEN FÄLLT
DOUBLE ALBUM TRINITY RELEASE: OCTOBER 30, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 24, 1999
Austrians Thomas Rainer and Hannes Medwenitsch formed L'ame Immortelle in 1996.
The former came from a black metal background, while Hannes was dabbling with
synthpop. Soon they found Sonja Kraushofer, who played the piano and took
singing lessons, and they gave her the microphone.
history explains their sound, characteristically schizophrenic for what is
termed "dark wave" in the German speaking world. One track might be
drowned in distorted vocals and fast beats, fit for the dance floors, murky
goth clubs, while tracks like "Another Day", with Sonja singing at
the piano, are better suited for the Eurovision Song Contest.
it's diversity, the music of L'ame Immortele is disturbingly predictable. After
a couple of songs of "two verses, then a chorus, two more verses, then the
chorus a couple of times" you know exactly how the next song is going to
sound. The English lyrics are terrible, and significantly the few decent songs,
like "Gefallen" are written in German.
record is more straightforward electronic body music, and with mixing help from
Bruno Kramm of Das Ich among others, it's a little bit more dynamic. Still,
this beautifully packaged album doesn't contain any music to match the