Blood Axis & Les Joyaux De La Princesse ‎– Absinthe - La Folie Verte

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Folie Verte (I Am The Green Fairy) 3:40
Symphonie Verte (And Here I Am, An Absintheur...) 4:59
Minutes D'Absinthe (Let Me Be Mad, Mad With Absinthe) 1:59
Absinthia Taetra (Opaline) 6:58
Poison Vert (D'Après Frédéric Barbier) 6:57
Avec Les Fleurs... Avec L'Absinthe (With Flowers And With Women) 1:58
Absinthine (D'Après Emile Duhem) 0:55
Variations Sur Le Thème De Corelli (By Venus And Cupid) 4:05
Variations Sur Le Thème De Corelli (That Night, I Drank Deeply) 13:20
Princesse Verte (D'Après Emile Spencer) 5:37
Fée Verte, Vous Êtes Jolie (Chanté Par Affre) 2:10

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freek_kinkelaar

freek_kinkelaar

September 18, 2017
referencing Absinthe - La Folie Verte, CD, Album, Ltd, ATNR 017
“Absinthe makes you crazy and criminal, it provokes epilepsy and tuberculosis, and has killed thousands of people”. Perhaps not surprising for a drink featuring an alcohol percentage often close to 100%! As a consequence Absinthe had been banned in the USA and many European countries by 1915, when many people drank the cheap green-tinted anise liqueur to defy their misfortunes and poverty. Described at the time by authorities as a dangerous psychoactive drug and hallucinogen, absinthe became fashionable again in the late 90s and as such the subject of this beautiful celebratory box set. Consisting of two 10 inch picture discs, a deluxe reprint of the 19th century book De La Liqueur d'Absinthe Et Des Ses Effets, several postcards and flyers as well as an original Absinthe spoon, to add sugar to make the undrinkable drinkable, ‘la folie verte’, or the green madness, is portrayed perfectly in both image as music. Master of the Absinth ceremony is Erik Konofal who, under his moniker Les Joyaux De La Princesse (The Jewels Of The Princess), employs industrial music, melancholic keyboards, ambient sounds and original speeches to create atmospheric soundtracks to French historical events of the 30s and 40s. Konofal’s releases are often extremely limited and feature elaborate packaging. His subject matter ranges from the 1937 Paris Art Exhibition, Philip Henriot, key figure of the French Vichy regime to the German White Rose resistance movement of the 40s. For Absinthe Konofal joined forces with Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee of the neofolk project Blood Axis. Together they guide the listener through a haunted, delirious and delicious experience of the green madness, where degenerate behaviour takes over morality within a drink or two. It is not a surprise that all writing, recording and mixing of the album took place under the influence of absinthe. Even though the music is also available on CD, this deluxe box set remains the best way to consume Absinthe. Be it at your own peril!
Svet_9

Svet_9

January 16, 2016
referencing Absinthe - La Folie Verte, 2x10", Pic + Box, Ltd, ATNR 016
All pictures, documentations, come from the beautiful Museum of Absinthe near Paris at : Auvers Sur Oise !
http://www.musee-absinthe.com/
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

October 29, 2015
referencing Absinthia Taetra, CD, Album, Ltd, ATNR 025
I remember an Italian magazie advertising this CD as "Blood Axis' long-awaited second studio album". Poor fools! Blood Axis actually contributed with Michael Moynihan's vocals and Annabel Lee's violin, the latter appearing in one track only, if I remember correctly. Musically speaking, this is 100% a Les Joyaux De La Princesse work.
Wuub

Wuub

February 24, 2015
referencing Absinthe - La Folie Verte, 2x10", Pic + Box, Ltd, ATNR 016

Incredible production, incredibly well done, fantastic sound to be listened to and to be listened again !
Luckowsky

Luckowsky

February 16, 2014
referencing Absinthe - La Folie Verte, 2x10", Pic + Box, Ltd, ATNR 016

Lim.1300 copies,great and fine detailed release,but definitely not a "mass-product"!!
alexhelski

alexhelski

July 21, 2010
referencing Absinthia Taetra, CD, Album, Ltd, ATNR 025
A Masterpiece from France - Must be enter in "le patrimoine Français".
MelodyGoth

MelodyGoth

March 20, 2010
referencing Absinthe - La Folie Verte, CD, Album, RP, ATNR 017

A must have splendid digipack. Athanor's prod at his best :-)
opiumsmoker

opiumsmoker

August 9, 2008
referencing Absinthia Taetra, CD, Album, Ltd, ATNR 025
This cd is from two giants Les Joyeaux de la Princesse and Blood Axis, when I realized of the existence of such disc I went for it with great anxiety, but then I realized that well... it's not a bad album (believe me it's not), but shamefully not a great album neither, it just didn't satisfied my urge for listening a collaboration between such great artists, I would like to hear a more decadent ambient, more lascivious, more high, nevertheless it's a good piece of art, I like the extracts of old songs that sound like a gramophone play. Now well the vocal interpretation is entirely on the Blood Axis part, and it's mostly recitated, and it may seem that I'm burying this album it's not... on the contraire is a nice cd and worth listening to it, you just can't miss the chance of take a look of such a great combination, the concept is just great and it's a whole shame that they can't exploited in a better way.