Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows

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Darkwave musical project based in Frankfurt, founded in 1989 by Anna-Varney Cantodea. Sopor Aeternus means "eternal sleep" in Latin.
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none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell album art Sopor Aeternus* Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell (Album) Not On Label (Sopor Aeternus Self-released) none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
AV 003 CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - ...Ich Töte Mich Jedesmal Aufs Neue, Doch Ich Bin Unsterblich, Und Ich Erstehe Wieder Auf; In Einer Vision Des Untergangs... album art Sopor Aeternus* ...Ich Töte Mich Jedesmal Aufs Neue, Doch Ich Bin Unsterblich, Und Ich Erstehe Wieder Auf; In Einer Vision Des Untergangs... (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV 003 CD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
AV012 CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Todeswunsch (Sous Le Soleil De Saturne) album art Sopor Aeternus* Todeswunsch (Sous Le Soleil De Saturne) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV012 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Voyager - The Jugglers Of Jusa album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Voyager - The Jugglers Of Jusa (Album) Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
AV 021 CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - The Inexperienced Spiral Traveller (Aus Dem Schoß Der Hölle Ward Geboren Die Totensonne) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows The Inexperienced Spiral Traveller (Aus Dem Schoß Der Hölle Ward Geboren Die Totensonne) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV 021 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
01584-2 Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face One) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face One) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision 01584-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
EFA 01586-2 Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face Two) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Dead Lovers' Sarabande (Face Two) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision EFA 01586-2 Austria 1999 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Songs From The Inverted Womb album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Songs From The Inverted Womb (Album) Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
AV 369 CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell (Or: The Vampyre Sucking At His Own Vein) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell (Or: The Vampyre Sucking At His Own Vein) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV 369 CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - La Chambre D'Echo - Where The Dead Birds Sing album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows La Chambre D'Echo - Where The Dead Birds Sing (Album) Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Les Fleurs Du Mal album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Les Fleurs Du Mal (Album) Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 2007 Sell This Version
IROND CD 08-1518 Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Sanatorium Altrosa (Musical Therapy For Spiritual Dysfunction) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Sanatorium Altrosa (Musical Therapy For Spiritual Dysfunction) (Album) Apocalyptic Vision, Apocalyptic Vision, Apocalyptic Vision, Apocalyptic Vision IROND CD 08-1518 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
AV-025-CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Children Of The Corn album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Children Of The Corn (MiniAlbum) Apocalyptic Vision AV-025-CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AV-027-CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Have You Seen This Ghost? album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Have You Seen This Ghost? (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-027-CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AV-030-CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Poetica album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Poetica (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-030-CD Germany 2013 Sell This Version
AV-031-LP Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Mitternacht album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Mitternacht (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-031-LP Germany 2014 Sell This Version
AV-042-CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - The Spiral Sacrifice album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows The Spiral Sacrifice (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-042-CD Germany 2018 Sell This Version
AV-045-TAPE Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Death And Flamingos album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Death And Flamingos (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-045-TAPE Germany 2019 Sell This Version
AV-048-LP_SP Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Island Of The Dead album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Island Of The Dead (Album) Apocalyptic Vision AV-048-LP_SP Germany 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AV018 CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Ehjeh Ascher Ehjeh album art Sopor Aeternus* Ehjeh Ascher Ehjeh (EP) Apocalyptic Vision AV018 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
AV 011 LP Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Flowers In Formaldehyde album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Flowers In Formaldehyde (EP) Apocalyptic Vision AV 011 LP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - The Goat / The Bells Have Stopped Ringing album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows The Goat / The Bells Have Stopped Ringing Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 2005 Sell This Version
none Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - A Strange Thing 2 Say album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows A Strange Thing 2 Say (EP) Apocalyptic Vision none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
AV-029-CD Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Imhotep album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Imhotep (Single) Apocalyptic Vision AV-029-CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AV-032-LP Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Interview (September 19th, 2014) album art Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows Interview (September 19th, 2014) (EP) Apocalyptic Vision AV-032-LP Germany 2014 Sell This Version

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snuffrock

snuffrock

February 7, 2022
Sopor WAS a great band. But since the Tryptichon of Ghosts, to me, it's not the same anymore. Only repetitions of a working recipe... But well, it just my opinion as an old embittered goth from the late 80's ^^...
kosmoloko

kosmoloko

December 21, 2021
IMO, One of the most overated project in this field... nice packaging don’t make good stuff. It’s so boring and ridiculous.
Somnium_Obmutum

Somnium_Obmutum

October 8, 2021
edited 7 months ago
Each song by this collective soaks me into cultural shock. Such kind of brilliance can happen once comet fall. Absolutely mesmerizing bland of neoclassic, darkwave, rock and even synths. You can tell, that all of the songs are deliberately thought-out as if they were theatrical acts: lengthy, multilayered, with constant evolution of rhythm based on how strong the message escalates. In fact, these are not just albums with trendy gothic vibes, these are fully-fledged musical volumes of poetic stories telling tales of introvert's subconsciousness. Anna-Varney Cantodea is at odds with show business. (s)he doesn't performs and willingly stays locked at home. Despite some resonant news about her/him, i doubt you will ever need a louder invitation to expend your worldview. Maybe it is true after all, that all the greatest things are born in tragedy.

D!XI
punk83260

punk83260

September 14, 2021
one of the most complete and marvellous artists in the world! invincible in the quality!
Tribrachidium

Tribrachidium

July 14, 2021
One of the most overrated Gothic projects. In the 90s, he was shoved into almost every magazine on dark music, making a cult out of him. Now it's just a machine for pumping money out of the remaining fans. The new albums are boring and passing, even in the names of the songs you can feel laziness and fatigue. But the prices for them are not small.

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