Enraptured Serene Mesmerism (Seduction Prod)
Greek act Arkane is fascinated by ancient mythology, temptation, mesmerism, masks and seduction. The album Enraptured Serene Mesmerism falls under the category of darkwave; an electronic subgenre of ambient music. On Enraptured Serene Mesmerism, electronics are combined with captivating female vocals, creating mysterious environments.
Arkane has never played live so this is a studio project. A new album is in the works, titled Mesmeric Masquerade Seduction, scheduled for release on the first day of 2012. The new material is a concept album. “It is a musical and aesthetic concept based on the mesmerism of masquerade seduction in 8 parts.
“All the music has a similar, almost compulsive common song structure with intense atmosphere that delivers profound sentiments of seductive mesmerizing. The intention is to drive the listener to a mesmerizing trance, and ecstatic alluring seduction.”
According to Arkane, the new album will feature the European tradition with haunting operatic female voices blended with a mix of Anatolian mysticism and mystery.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.