MAXI CD inspired by the book of Virginia Woolf
Limited edition of 1000 copies : 500 paper sleeves, 500 jewel cases,
produced by Prikosnovénie - France - Sold out
New remastered edition with new layout by Twilight Records - 2016

Orlando (...a female)
Orlando (...a male)

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«Orlando» was released as a limited edition in 1998 and it was shortly sold-out as a well-acclaimed album. In 2016, ATARAXIA and TWILIGHT RECORDS introduce you to a digitally mastered new edition of this opus inspired by the well-known character of Virginia Woolf’s novel. Orlando passes through several different historical ages, from Queen Elisabeth age to the xxth century acquiring the appearance of a young man, a maiden, and a woman.
The dualism of the character is well exemplified in two tracks entitled with his/her name. The first one, «Orlando (… a female)», is a march with strong neoclassical influences, which leads to the more intimate atmosphere of the second track, «Orlando (… a male)», an aria built on complex guitar arpeggios. This album features also the peculiar, nocturnal and echoing ambiences of «Bonthrop», the overture, which is gloomy, liquid and rarefied. “Shelmerdine” is a sensual ballad full of magic. The visionary charge of this album is emphasised in the closing track, «Elfine», in which the singing becomes a crazy instrument able to create dissonances having a very impressive emotional impact.

It was midnight, the midnight tolling; it was October Thursday.
He/She came... a male or rather a female ?
He-She owned the steel shining blue of a silvery pool, he-she was a fleshing vassel going towards the sun, he-she was a ghostly presence in undistinguishes seas, he-she was the moaning of the wind, of the Southern West wind...

The universal had his-her presence, splitting the archetype into a mask of his-her own features. Focalised ivory pyramid, roseate welcome, shake of mahogany, round of senses, magma in fire, artist hands... I was erecting the statue of epidermic marble in symbiotic catharsis to his-her majesty !
Oozed in thousands atoms of atmospheric fine dust he-she owns the apotheosis of light. A male or a female ?"