Spectrale / Heir / In Cauda Venenum

One exception aside, I honestly adore and admire every single release done, until now, by French top-label Les Acteurs De L’Ombre and their sub-label Emanations. So I was quite aroused when I did receive an untitled split-album, compiling material by three French acts that surely suit to the roster they’re on right now. I was trusted with one of them, hailing from the internal outback from pre-Alpine France, In Cauda Venenum.

Pénitence Onirique

~~Pénitence Onirique is born from an ancestral and powerful bicephalous mystical appearance…

“forget your world and open your souls because the great procession comes.”

V.I.T.R.I.O.L. is taking us for an initiatory journey to the meaning of death…

…and so on…


Young formation Lifestream hail from the Bordeaux era, one of my preferred regions when talking about rich French wines: Saint-Estèphe, Margaux, Pomerol. But this isn’t an oenological essay but a (serious) review on the band’s first official release, called Post Ecstatic Experience. The band consists of members from e.g. Demented and Otargos and they recorded (+ mixed and mastered) this debut at the Darkened Studio.

Profundae Libidines

Profundae Libidines are one of the projects that includes Rémi Depernet, who acts under the name Philoxera right here. At the end of spring 2011 he independently released a first full length, on which Rémi performed almost all instruments + he was helped out by several guest vocalists and a session violinist.

In Cauda Venenum

Half a year ago, Blandine of Les Acteurs De L’Ombre Productions let me know that they were about to start a new label, Emanations, in order to release qualitative stuff (evidently) that does not necessarily / totally fits to Les Acteurs De L’Ombre’s roster. In mean time, this sub-label released a handful of tapes, and two of these recordings have been put on compact disc too in mean time. Alpha Omega is such one, available on both cassette and CD, as well as the digital way.

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