Eclipse Reviews:

Ulver - Kveldssanger
Few albums have had such an impact on a genre as Ulver's Kveldssanger. This 1995 classic has been massively influential on later projects in the vein of dark neofolk and acoustic music, but remains on lonely heights. It is the second album in the seminal Trilogie inspired by Norwegian folklore, which fuses black metal and acoustic music, and the one that is most closely related to the scope of our website.
Rozz Williams - The Whorse's Mouth
The American artist Rozz Williams is mostly known from Christian Death, which made an impact on the early eighties with albums like Only Theatre of Pain. Less known, however, are his many other projects, and his solo project in particular. The Whorse's Mouth is one of the last albums in his career, and in our opinion an underappreciated classic.
Martyn Bates - Mystery Seas (Letters Written #2)
English singer Martyn Bates is best known for his work in Eyeless in Gaza, Twelve Thousand Days and in various other collaborations, but he also has an extensive solo career. Mystery Seas is one of his best albums, combining his voice with a dark and mysterious backing of synth and organ music. A masterpiece of experimental vocal music!
Werkraum - Unsere Feuer Brennen!
This month, our newest staff member, CME, presents one of his favourite albums. Unsere Feuer Brennen! is Werkraum's debut album, and it contains eleven strong tracks, which prove to be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stale world of today's neofolk.
Twelve Thousand Days - The Devil in the Grain
We herald in the summer with a sadly underappreciated classic of modern folk. The second album by Twelve Thousand Days, The Devil in the Grain, displays the best Alan Trench and Martyn Bates have achieved together thus far, a beautiful synthesis of an original, dark and mystic folk sound, strong lyrics, and excellent vocals.
Forseti - Erde
On its second full-length release, Erde, Andreas Ritter's Forseti managed to reach full maturation and achieve near-perfection, with the help of various known guest musicians, such as Kim Larsen, Ian Read, and B'Eirth. Like on Forseti's earlier releases, the sound on this album can be characterized as romantic, melodic, and melancholy.

Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face One & Face Two)
This month, two albums are joined in one eclipse review. Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face One & Face Two) are a very original and dark double album about the loss of a lover, executed beautifully, with a broad variation of instruments, and the remarkable singing style of Anna Varney. Vocals, music, artwork and lyrics all cooperate to form the two most original and mournful albums in the history of Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows.
Tenhi - Väre
Väre is the second full length album by Tenhi, released in 2002. It is a testament to the unique sound of the band, and to their skill in playing and songwriting. Some of the best nature-inspired progressive folk of today.
In Gowan Ring - The Twin Trees
This year is the 10th anniversary of The Twin Trees, the second album by In Gowan Ring. This album is trip deep into the warm embrace of natural mysteries, and one of the highlights of modern psych folk.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Discord
Discord is an extraordinarily beautiful, modern classical album, that does not lend itself easily to comparison with other music on our site. In any case, it deserves a spot here, because it harbours a deep, meditative and dark dimension, that should appeal to anyone with a wide orientation.
Current 93 - Soft Black Stars
For the shortest days of the year, we present one of the classic Current 93 albums. The album is a testament to the talent of this band, and to how deceptively simple music can convey profound feelings.
Nico - The Marble Index
As our second eclipse review, we treat one of the classics of dark experimental music, which also inspired the name of our website.
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Geisterfaust
Our first eclipse review is of this masterpiece of minimalism, which at the same time is a perfect introduction to what our site is about.