Label: Discordia - DISC 011 CD • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Modern Classical, Experimental, Ambient
The duo formed inand released albums and toured between and In the band suddenly broke up, but there was a reunion in The musical style of OES does not fall into a precise category. While the early albums have pronounced industrial, esoteric darkwave and a touch of medieval influences, with time their musical style matured, embracing multi-faceted sonorities between neofolk, experimentalism and ballad songs.
The albums, that include also instrumental tracks, are characterized by a significant switch and mix of genres, making Ordo Equitum Solis' music unusual, various, intimistic and hard to describe. Distinguishing features are Leithana's voice, Deraclamo's folk guitar, lyrics in various languages English, French, Latin, Italianhighly-emotional melodies, experimental effects, romantic and decadent atmosphere, and remarkable, sometimes provocative arrangements.
Ordo Equitum Solis' releases had often been concept-albums, inspired by symbolic themes or personal experiences. The albums denote also the duality of the band, between Leithana's often inflexible creative genius, and Deraclamo's instinctive inspiration. Leithana and Deraclamo met in in a post-punk club in Paris Le Saintthe city where Leithana lived. Deraclamo at that time roamed around London, Paris and Barcelona. They immediately decided to make music together, considering their love for music and the coincidence of their musical taste, especially regarding the dark and post-punk London scene.
Winter Sun - Various - Wandering Compilation (File) addition, both had the same sense of freedom, that would induce a continuous wandering in the following years, a theme developed in their CD Planetes.
To realize their musical Labyrinth - Ordo Eqvitvm Solis* - Solstitii Temporis Sensvsin both moved to Paganotti, a mountain village in Italy, where they made their first album Solstitii Temporis Sensus. In Leithana recorded some piano tracks for Sol Invictus. As keyboard-player Leithana also participated in some of Sol Invictus' concerts, in particular during the legendary tour of Death In JuneCurrent 93 and Sol Invictus together On 21 Decemberthe band's first album, Solstitii Temporis Sensus was released on the independent label Musica Maxima Magnetica already label of Sleep ChamberVasilisk and numerous other artists.
The album had an immediate and unexpected success both in terms of sales and in terms of audience. The period is characterized by an artistic growth of the music, as well as an increasing popularity especially among gothic and neofolk listeners. Many articles about and interviews with the band appeared in magazines and fanzines. The band played many concerts in Europe, and also did a tour in the US and Russia in Ordo Equitum Solis released Hecate inwhich was innovative and astonishing, and very different from the music scene's standard of the moment.
From on there were disagreements between Ordo Equitum Solis and the label Musica Maxima Magnetica, because the distributor Audioglobe interfered more with the band's affairs.
The recording sessions of their following album Planetes started inbut weren't completed until In addition to Planetesthe band's revival resulted in the release of the mini-album Signsthe double CD compilation Octothe album Metamorphosis - Personam Impono and the 7 inch vinyl picture-disc A Divine Image. Planetes and the other CD's of this year were reviewed in various international magazines.
Nevertheless, the non-efficient distribution of World Serpent disappointed the band. The general drop in sales faced the band with excessive difficulties. Also, Ordo Equitum Solis found that live-concerts were harder to get or unsatisfying, and the band finally decided to break up, immediately after their concert at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig on 3 June Notwithstanding the band's break-up, Leithana and Deraclamo would still continue working on unreleased tracks composed inwith the intention of releasing a "posthumous" album.
Apart from this, Leithana started working on an solo-album, which she ultimately decided to never Labyrinth - Ordo Eqvitvm Solis* - Solstitii Temporis Sensvs. Inall musical projects of the band were put on hold. In November an announcement on the band's official website reported the reunion of Ordo Equitum Solis, as well as the release of a brand new album. The name of the band, which literally means "The Order of the Knights of the Sun" in Latin, was coined by Deraclamo, and was meant to underline a certain vision of the world, willingly anachronistic yet strong and current Bumper 2 Bumper - Kinfolkz - City Of Gold the s.
The use of the Latin language as well as the look of the band represent some of the innovations introduced by Ordo Equitum Solis, which would be extensively reused in the gothic and alternative music scene.
Ordo Equitum Solis is characterized by implicit symbolic and magical themes and more explicit themes of gnosticisma love of nature and the conceptual union with the elements. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ordo Equitum Solis. Categories : Neofolk music groups Mr.
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