Dear Roberto, << Nick, are Orplid similar to Anathema, or The 3rd and the Mortal? The Gathering? or ar they mostly in the way of Elend and other avantgarde bands?can you tell me of similar groups - is just to make myself an idea of their music? Have you edited something with your project - or have you something in MP3? I am very interested in that kind of music >> It is quite difficult to compare Orplid to anyone else, since they have a very original sound. However, some of the better known acts associated with this form of music include Death in June, Sol Invictus and (parts of) Current '93'. These (British) artists really gave rise to the genre which is now labelled "neo-folk" or "post-industrial". I would go as far to say that Death in June make the best music on the planet! Their "Rose Clouds of Holocaust" album is a good place to start. Orplid also seem to have influenced some newer German groups, the best of which besides them is Forseti. For more information on them, visit www.eislicht.de This is the home of Eis und Licht Tontraeger, the label around which this "new German folk" scene revolves. My own project, Lady Morphia, has no MP3's available at present. However, you could try a search on Napster. Alternatively, check out http://www.morpharts.de/tesco-org.html for ordering information. There should be an interview online at <A HREF="www.heimdallr.ezwww.ch/ladyinterGB.html"> www.heimdallr.ezwww.ch/ladyinterGB.html</A>, as well as another on an LM site which is currently under heavy construction: <A HREF="ladymorphia.tripod.com/inter.htm">ladymorphia.tripod.com/inter.htm</A>. Juengerites should note that our album "Recitals to Renewal" is heavily inspired by EJ, and even dedicated to him. In a recent German interview (not online) I was even asked about John's website! So, this discussion is not entirely irrelevant. Advert ends! In Amicitia, Nick.
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