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D
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Psychostasia ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope ]
[ Dargaard - Rise and Fall ]
[ Dark Orange - Horizont ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - Thoughts: 9 years in the sanctuary ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - L'envers du miroir ]
[ Dark Souls Day - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ Decoded Feedback - disKonnekt ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Aftermath ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Combustion ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Shockwave ]
[ Deep Red - Relics of Desire ]
[ Deep Red - Chimera ]
[ Deep Red - DarkwaterS ]
[ Degrees - Dream On Dreamy ]
[ Dein Schatten - Das Ewige Eis ]
[ Deine Lakaien - On Film - A Video History (DVD) ]
[ Deine Lakaien - White Lies ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part One ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Nuclear Sun ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Silencis ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Le Paradise Funebre... ]
[ Destroid - Silent World EP ]
[ Destroid - Loudspeaker ]
[ De/Vision - Popgefahr ]
[ De/Vision - NOOB ]
[ De/Vision - Subkutan ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Ego:X ]
[ Diary of Dreams - (if) ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43 ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Menschfeind ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nigredo ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Freak Perfume ]
[ DieMazz - In Shatter'd Innocence ]
[ Dies Natalis - Tristan ]
[ Dies Natalis - Abyss ]
[ Diorama - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits ]
[ Distorted Reality - Daydreams and Nightmares ]
[ Distorted Reality - The Fine Line Between Love And Hate ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ Dreamchild - Lullabies For The Dead ]
[ Dreamchild - La Fee Verte ]
[ Dreamgaze - Sound Colour ]
[ Dreamself - Part 1, The End ]
[ Dreamside, The - The 13th Chapter ]
[ Dreamside, The - Pale Blue Lights & Nuda Veritas ]
[ Dreamside, The - Spin Moon Magic ]
[ Dreamside, The - Open Your Eyes ]
[ Dreamside, The - Faery Child ]
[ Droom - 10 Songs ]
[ Droom - 128 1/2 Days ]
[ Droom - Blood Culture ]
[ Droom - Stay! ]
[ Droom - While We Can ]
[ Drunk With Joy - Sound Living ]
[ Dyonisis - Intoxicated ]
[ Dyonisis - Dyonisis ]
E
[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ Ego Likeness - Breedless ]
[ Ego Likeness - Order of the Reptile ]
[ Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead ]
[ Ego Likeness - Dragonfly ]
[ Eisbrecher - Antikorper ]
[ Eisbrecher - Leider / Virgissmeinnicht ]
[ Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher ]
[ Elane - The Fire of Glenvore ]
[ The Empire Hideous - Body of Work ]
[ Emplosia - Emplosia ]
[ Empty - Open Aeon ]
[ Endanger - Addicted to the Masses ]
[ Engelsstaub - Nachtwa¨rts ]
[ Engelsstaub - Akashic Recordings ]
[ Estampie - Best Of Estampie (1986 - 2006) ]
[ Estampie - Signum ]
[ Eternal Fall, The - Emptiness Vol. 1 & 2 ]
[ Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud - Self-Titled ]
F
[ Fair Sex, The - Thin Walls - Part II ]
[ Fair Sex, The - The Dark Ages ]
[ Faith and Disease - Passport to Kinmig ]
[ Faith and the Muse - :ankokuh butoh: ]
[ Faith and the Muse - The Burning Season ]
[ The Fallacy - Love Division ]
[ Falling You - Adore ]
[ Falling You - Faith ]
[ Falling You - Human ]
[ Falling You - Touch ]
[ Faun - Renaissance ]
[ Fayrierie - Michelia Campaka ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Detach Me From My Head ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth ]
[ Feindflug - Volk Und Armee... ]
[ Fektion Fekler - Into The Sun ]
[ Fiction 8 - Forever, Neverafter ]
[ Final Selection - Meridian ]
[ Final Selection - AntiHero ]
[ Flesh Field - Strain ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - In The Gloaming ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - Hereafter Moth ]
[ FrightDoll - Reference Version ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Monumentum ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Artificial ]
[ Funker Vogt - Blutzoll ]
[ Funker Vogt - Aviator ]
[ Funker Vogt - Navigator ]
Deine Lakaien have been around for quite a few years.  However, it wasn't until recent years that their music has begun to appear over on this side of the world (United States).  These German artists are ones to watch, for their creativity and talent aren't matched by many.  It is a shame that it has taken so many years for many of us to discover such a wonderful group.

They originally formed in 1985 by Alexander Veljanov (vocals) and Ernst Horn (music), they have since released 6+ successful full-length albums.  These two artists don't hold anything back when it comes to using their musical talents and creativity.  Though they are later joined by Michael Popp and Christian Komorowski, in the end it remains Ernst and Alexander that have kept things going over all of these years.  Together they've performed at many successful concerts and have all done some extra work on side projects.  Their career is notable just in the 20 years of excellent albums they have released, but they recently completed a huge milestone and feat that not many artists have the opportunity of doing. In 2007 they did several shows with the Neue Philharmonic Frankfurt orchestra to sold out crowds and rave reviews. This was definitely no small feat as they had to take their electronic avantgarde music and recompose it to fit well with an orchestra and based on reviews and the new DVD documentary, it turned out very well.

I first became acquainted with their sound in 1998 with "Fighting the Green" and "Love Me to the End" which remain two real favorites from this band.  These two songs showed their diversity and I was instantly enthralled by the music and gained a desire to acquire more of their music.  Since then I've become a big fan of this group and their various side projects. Though they don't fit well within any one genre, they have a solid fan base which continues to grow as we look forward to more excellent music to come in the future.



Deine Lakaien On Film - A Video History (DVD) - Review

As far as treasured works go for fans of this avantgarde group, this DVD is an excellent piece of work and destined to be a classic for any fan's collection. As one fan, I've been longing for a video collection from this band for years as I've been able to catch clips here and there as they've been available. But now to have them all together on one DVD is excellent. But that's just one very small part of what's available on this DVD as we're also presented with hours and hours of documentary of their 2007 tour with the New Philharmonic Frankfurt orchestra, hours of live videos, photo album and more.

Over the years I've been able to pick up a lot of video collections and DVDs from favorite artists as they've become available. Some are of better quality than others. I get disappointed with those that pass off a collection of live performances as a full DVD, but with this release, there's none of that disappointment. Sure they have some live performances, but we're treated with not one, but concerts spanning their long history all very well recorded and put together with good quality. From the acoustic piano performance of an all-time favorite "Love Me To The End" to the driving full band show of "Fighting The Green", these videos show the band at their best. Along with these live performances we get a special treat in a tour documentary of their 2007 show with the Frankfurt orchestra, how it came about and all came together. The documentary features some selections from the show as well as plenty of dialog with Ernst and Alexander along with a few instrumentalists from the orchestra with their take on the music and performance.

Despite all of these precious treasures, the favorite part of this entire collection for me is the collection of videoclips from their long history. The first couple of videos are from their very early years and the experimental videos match the experimental music perfectly on "Colourize" and "Dark Star". Then we get into the excellent favorites of "Away", "Return", both mixes of "Into My Arms", "Generators" and "Over and Done". Each clip features the excellent music from these tracks put to moving images and stories that help to further portray the meaning and feeling behind these moving pieces.

With that we have a memorable and excellent collection, a nice history and overall precious DVD that should be a lasting item for any collection.

Rating: 4.5/5



White Lies - Review

To say that I was excited about the release of this latest album by these darkwave artists would be an understatement.  I listened to the single "Generators" over and over again as the excitement built and I was finally able to get my hands this excellent work.  So now I have it and have listened to it several times in its entirety picking apart the different styles and thoroughly enjoying myself in the process.

While this album lacks some of the more danceable and up-beat rhythms in some of their other works, it still has a few club-tracks on the more experimental, medeival and darkwave sides.  You won't find any fast-beating tracks on this album, but some really great stuff.  The overall theme to this album seems to match the title of White Lies with tracks like "Stupid", seeming to make fun of the fact that artist "write a rhyme for money" or  with the humorous, yet thought-provoking track "Life is a sexually transmitted disease".

The downtempo tracks are excellently written and emotionally performed with the first track "Wunderbar" setting the stage for most of the album.  This and a few other tracks provide a relaxing and experimental atmosphere which, with Alexander's soothing, deep vocals, provide a quality listening experience.

"Generators" is my favorite track on this album.  With it's more up-beat style and deep vocals, this song reminds me of many of the great tracks on their previous works with high-quality music, vocals and thoughtful lyrics.  "Kiss" is a fun, club-favorite for me, with a celtic style to it with possibly traditional lyrics and music.  Borrowing a bit from the Helium Vola or Qntal side-project styles.  Another track that follows this same styles and also includes guest backup vocals by Sabine Lutzenberger, is "Hands White (Mane Bianchi)".  These tracks bring out some of the more medieval and traditional styles and blend them with the modern darkwave music that has made this group so popular among their fans.

The album also comes in a nice, white digi-pack with a booklet and information about the tracks, including lyrics and photos.  The booklet also matches the overall theme of the album and is excellently put together.

Once again another stellar album from these artists.  Go pick it up, don't hesitate!  And be sure to check out tracks on Gothic Paradise radio.

Website:
http://www.deine-lakaien.com
Label: Chrom Records

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