The Italian ethereal-rock trio OfeliaDorme will be releasing the LP Secret Fires on the 17th of March.
OfeliaDorme – Secret Fires – artwork
A band who first featured well over seven years ago still retain their mysterious soundtrack and despite having one fewer players seem to have become ever darker over the years as their output coats the listener in its spectral translucence.
From the forthcoming album, the first of the eight tracks, Alone With The Stars is best engaged in a shrouding crematorium early morning fog as the ghostly four and a half minutes of mesmerising soundscape spins its gossamer threads around the audience.
The Italian ethereal-rock band OfeliaDorme were first introduced in 2009 and last featured in 2014.
OfeliaDorme – Jupiter – artwork
Whilst always darkly textured, in Jupiter, OfeliaDorme have been able to introduce an even more spectral layering to the music.
The echoing synths provide a moody framework for the track as the bass provides the depth and gloomy weaves of sound and the percussion delivers the sense of an unstoppable foreboding whilst the vocal, which is delivered behind the foggy texturing, provides the haunting melancholia. All enabling the just under five minute track to fully captivate the attention, whilst chilling the spine.
OfeliaDorme have put out a couple of singles this year after a two year break in releasing material and I hope that Jupiter (which is available on bandcamp) marks a return to more regular recordings becoming available.