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[ Saltillo - Monocyte ]
[ Schattenkinder - Vision of Nightfall ]
[ Screams For Tina - 2003 A.D. ]
[ SD6 - Between Noise and Transmission ]
[ Seabound - Double-Crosser ]
[ Seabound - No Sleep Demon V2.0 ]
[ Seabound - Poisonous Friend ]
[ Seabound - Beyond Flatline ]
[ Second Skin - Black Eyed Angel ]
[ The Secret Meeting - Ultrashiver ]
[ Seventh Harmonic - The Garden of Dilmun ]
[ ShadowPlay - ShadowPlay ]
[ Sibelian - Gothic Opera 1999-2011 ]
[ Silent Auction - H On Earth ]
[ Silica Gel - Genesis ]
[ Silica Gel - Nada Es Eterno ]
[ Silica Gel - La Mitad ]
[ Silvery - Black Box ]
[ [:SITD:] - Ikon:Koru ]
[ [:SITD:] - Rot ]
[ [:SITD:] - bestie:mensch ]
[ [:SITD:] - Coded Message:12 ]
[ [:SITD:] - Stronghold ]
[ Skeleton Trees - Season of Mists ]
[ Skinny Puppy - The Greater Wrong of the Right ]
[ Sleep Slid In - The Open Diary ]
[ Sleeptheif - Eurydice (CDS) ]
[ Sleeptheif - The Dawnseeker ]
[ Soil and Eclipse - Mirror ]
[ Soil and Eclipse - Purity ]
[ Sol Invictus - Sol Veritus Lux (2006) ]
[ Solemn Novena - Kiss The Girls ]
[ Soman - Mask ]
[ The Soil Bleeds Black - Mirror of the Middle Ages ]
[ Soriah (with Ashkelon Sain) - Eztica ]
[ Soriah (with Ashkelon Sain) - Atlan ]
[ Soul Flight - Soul Flight ]
[ Soulscape - Grave New World ]
[ SPC ECO - Push EP ]
[ SPC ECO - 3-D ]
[ State of the Union - Inpendum ]
[ State of the Union - Timerunner ]
[ Stereoskop - Electrika ]
[ Stereoskop - In A While EP ]
[ sToa - Silmand ]
[ sToa - ZAL ]
[ Streeturchin - Native ['neitiv] ]
[ Stromkern - Light It Up ]
[ Stromkern - Stand Up ]
[ Subway To Sally - Bastard ]
[ Suicide Commando - X.20 (Best Of) ]
[ Suicide Commando - Bind, Torture, Kill ]
[ Suicide Commando - Axis of Evil ]
[ Sumerland - Imaginary Ways ]
[ Supreme Court - Yell It Out ]
[ Syrian - Alien Nation ]
[ Syrian - Kosmonauta ]
[ Syrian - Cosmic Gate ]
[ System Syn - All Seasons Pass ]
[ System Syn - End ]
[ System Syn - The Mourning Ritual ]
[ System Syn - Postscript ]
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[ Tannhauser - a.new.biostate ]
[ Tearwave - Different Shade Of Beauty ]
[ Tearwave - Tearwave ]
[ Terminal Gods - Electric Eyes ]
[ Third Realm - New World Order ]
[ Third Realm - Romantic Death ]
[ ThouShaltNot - Land Dispute ]
[ ThouShaltNot - The White Beyond ]
[ Thy Veils - The Diaphonous Depressions ]
[ Tolchock - Wipe Out, Burn Down, Annihilate ]
[ Tor Lundvall - Yule ]
[ T.O.Y. - Fairytale MCD ]
[ T.O.Y. - White Lights ]
[ Trance to the Sun - Spiders, Aether & Rain ]
[ Trinity Project, The - The Subtle Movements... ]
[ Tristraum - Gray ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Legends of Blood and Light ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Reverie ]
[ Trobar De Morte - Fairydust ]
[ The Twilight Garden - A World We Pretend ]
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[ Unavox - Angels Dance Upwards ]
[ Underwater Pilots - Tranquil Places ]
[ Unheilig - Zelluloid ]
[ Unto Ashes - Burials Foretold ]
[ Unto Ashes - The Blood of my Lady ]
[ Unto Ashes - Songs for a Widow ]
[ Unto Ashes - Grave Blessings ]
[ Unto Ashes - I Cover You With Blood ]
[ Unto Ashes - Empty Into White ]
[ Unto Ashes - Saturn Return ]
[ Unwoman - Blossoms ]
Hailing from the beautiful and mysterious lands of Romania, Daniel Dorobantu brings us Thy Veils.  With humble beginnings in 1995 when the very first songs were just taking shape, Thy Veils now has four full-length albums released.  After being signed to Powerplay Records in 1998, the first studio album Prologue was released.  After this release, three others would soon follow with the latest album, The Diaphonous Depressions being released in 2002 on Nonnut Musik in Europe and the United States.  With this latest release they reach a new milestone in completing what started out as being a trilogy and turned out to be four albums.

Each of these works has delved into the beautiful and mysterious instrumental music.  Blending the best elements of Ambient, Neo-Classical and Gothic music, the final product can be very subtle and dreamy to dynamic and breathtaking.  Fans of the various Neo-Classical groups such as sToa and the wonderful symphonic soundtrack music like Zoar will certainly enjoy these works.

Fitting perfectly with other selections on the Ethereal Radio show here, you can be sure to hear the talents of Thy Veils resounding through the airwaves.  Be sure to listen and you won't be disappointed.


The Diaphonous Depressions - Review

This fourth album presents us with a masterpiece in Neo-Classical compositions.  After receiving much acclaim it has arrived in my hands and has spent hours in my CD player as the music envelopes me in the symphonic layers of mystery and beauty. With this spiritual journey through music and images, the listener is captivated by the diversity and other-worldy impressions.

From the dreamy intro "Leaving" to the final and bombastic notes of "Wind Anywhere (contemplation)" the dynamic tapestries weave in and out of subtle to more punctuated tones and instrumentation.  This album also features vocals in the form of spoken word on the tracks "Desorien" and "Vacuous Seas".  This addition adds a new depth to the music, adding new thoughts and meanings that the listener possibly would never have thought of or imagined otherwise.  This gives further insight into the thoughts of the composer as these songs reach new dimensions.

I enjoy the way these compositions play out in the listener's mind, possibly from our own experiences of watching films with captivating soundtracks or their own imagination. With these tracks each portraying certain feelings and moods, each listener will have a unique experience.  Some will find "Night Desert" dark and moody, while others may find the lower tones and ebbing strings relaxing and soothing.  The bombastic percussion in "Through the Halfdark" could create war-like images and emotions, either proud and triumphant or sad and remorseful.  The best selection on this album in my mind is "As the Rain is Clearing my Pain".  This brooding track blends beautiful piano chords, background strings and synth compositions that almost bring tears to my eyes if I really sit and listen intently blocking out all other sounds and thoughts and just let the music take over.

The only thing that I wish this album had was more artwork in the booklet with the CD.  Especially with the captivating instrumental music, it would have been nice to have a collection of images possibly in conjunction with each track.  The liner notes do include the spoken word lyrics mentioned earlier which is a nice treat to have.  Along with 19 excellently composed musical masterpieces, this is a great album to have for any fan of this style of music.

Rating: 4.5/5


Website: www.thyveils.com
Label: Nonnut Musik

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