Ordo Equitum Solis

Ordo Equitum Solis

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Ordo Equitum Solis (abbreviated OES) are an alternative music band consisting of French Leithana, pseudonym of Nathalie Herrera (vocals, keyboards, zither, percussions) and Italian Deraclamo, pseudonym of Paolo De Marco (vocals, guitar). The duo formed in 1988, and released albums and toured between 1990 and 2000.
The musical style of OES does not fall into a precise category. While the early albums have pronounced industrial, esoteric darkwave and a touch of medieval influences, with time their musical style matured, embracing multi-faceted sonorities between neofolk, experimentalism and ballad songs. The albums, that include also instrumental tracks, are characterized by a significant switch and mix of genres, making Ordo Equitum Solis' music unusual, various, intimistic and hard to describe. Distinguishing features are Leithana's voice, Deraclamo's folk guitar, lyrics in various languages (English, French, Latin, Italian), highly-emotional melodies, experimental effects, romantic and decadent atmosphere, and remarkable, sometimes provocative arrangements.
Ordo Equitum Solis' releases had often been concept-albums, inspired by symbolic themes or personal experiences. The albums denote also the duality of the band, between Leithana's often inflexible creative genius, and Deraclamo's instinctive inspiration.
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Ordo Equitum Solis Discography

Albums

Ordo Eqvitvm Solis* Solstitii Temporis Sensvs (Album) Musica Maxima Magnetica, Musica Maxima Magnetica US 1990 Sell This Version
Ordo Equitum Solis Animi Aegritudo (Album) Musica Maxima Magnetica Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Ordo Equitum Solis OES (MiniAlbum) Musica Maxima Magnetica, Musica Maxima Magnetica Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Ordo Eqvitvm Solis* Paraskénia (Album) Musica Maxima Magnetica, Sub/Mission Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Feuer 0494 Ordo Equitum Solis Live In Emmendingen(Cass, Album) Feuergefährlich! Feuer 0494 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Ordo Equitum Solis Hecate (Album) Musica Maxima Magnetica Italy 1995 Sell This Version
Ordo Equitum Solis Planetes (Album) Sinope UK 1999 Sell This Version
SIN07 Ordo Equitum Solis Signs(CD, MiniAlbum) Sinope SIN07 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SIN09 Ordo Equitum Solis Metamorphosis - Personam Impono(CD, Album) Sinope SIN09 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Ordo Equitum Solis Killing Time Killing Love (Album) Cynfeirdd France 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ordo Equitum Solis Playing With The Fire / Angoris Nox Feuergefährlich! Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Feuer 0394 Ordo Equitum Solis Playing With The Fire / Angoris Nox(2x7") Feuergefährlich! Feuer 0394 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SIN11 Ordo Equitum Solis A Divine Image / Before The Morning Rose(7", Ltd, Pic) Sinope SIN11 UK 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

DISC 021 CD Ordo Equitum Solis Animi Aegritudo And O.E.S.(CD, Comp) Discordia DISC 021 CD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SIN08 Ordo Equitum Solis Octo(2xCD, Comp) Sinope SIN08 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Videos

eev03 Ordo Equitum Solis In Russia(VHS, PAL) Musica Maxima Magnetica eev03 Italy 1995 Sell This Version