Umbra Et Imago

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Umbra et Imago (lt.: "Shadow and Image") was formed in autumn 1991 and until 1994 (first 2 albums and 1 minialbum) was an electronic dark electro wave gotik band; since 1995 becomes a gothic metal-/Neue Deutsche Härte-band. In picking up Sigmund Freud's idea that sexuality was the center of our being they processed sadomasochistic fantasies though their cynic lyrics. The band is famous for incorporating BDSM acts and complex pyrotechnics into their live shows.
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Albums

none Umbra Et Imago - Träume, Sex Und Tod album art Umbra Et Imago Träume, Sex Und Tod (Album) Spirit Records (5) none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
26 06319-2 Umbra Et Imago - Infantile Spiele album art Umbra Et Imago Infantile Spiele (Album) Spirit Records (5) 26 06319-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
09-06322 Umbra Et Imago - Remember Dito album art Umbra Et Imago Remember Dito(CD, MiniAlbum) Spirit Records (5) 09-06322 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 085-35052 CD, none Umbra Et Imago - Gedanken Eines Vampirs album art Umbra Et Imago Gedanken Eines Vampirs (Album) Deathwish Office, EastWest SPV 085-35052 CD, none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SON 0195-2 Umbra Et Imago - Mystica Sexualis album art Umbra Et Imago Mystica Sexualis (Album, Maxi) Spirit Production SON 0195-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SPV 085-61832 CD Umbra Et Imago - The Hard Years (Das Live-Album) album art Umbra Et Imago The Hard Years (Das Live-Album)(CD, Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 085-61832 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
SPV 085-62062 CD Umbra Et Imago - Machina Mundi album art Umbra Et Imago Machina Mundi (Album, Comp) Oblivion (2) SPV 085-62062 CD Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SPV 089-62440 Umbra Et Imago - Mea Culpa album art Umbra Et Imago Mea Culpa (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 089-62440 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
SPV 088-62700 CD ltd. Umbra Et Imago - Dunkle Energie album art Umbra Et Imago Dunkle Energie (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 088-62700 CD ltd. Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 555-63477 DVD+CD Umbra Et Imago - Die Welt Brennt album art Umbra Et Imago Die Welt Brennt (Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 555-63477 DVD+CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
INDIGO CD 3254-2 Umbra Et Imago - Memento Mori album art Umbra Et Imago Memento Mori (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO CD 3254-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
INDIGO 5606-2 Umbra Et Imago - Motus Animi album art Umbra Et Imago Motus Animi (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO 5606-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CD 66992 Umbra Et Imago - Imago Picta album art Umbra Et Imago Imago Picta (Album) Spirit Production CD 66992 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
INDIGO 903142 Umbra Et Imago - Opus Magnus album art Umbra Et Imago Opus Magnus (Album) Spirit Production INDIGO 903142 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SPV 266790 BOX Umbra Et Imago - Die Unsterblichen  album art Umbra Et Imago Die Unsterblichen (EP, Album) Oblivion (2) SPV 266790 BOX Germany 2015 Sell This Version
LP 14890-1 Umbra Et Imago - Die Unsterblichen - Das Zweite Buch album art Umbra Et Imago Die Unsterblichen - Das Zweite Buch (Album) Indigo (2) LP 14890-1 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SON 0155-2 Umbra Et Imago - Sex Statt Krieg album art Umbra Et Imago Sex Statt Krieg (Maxi) Spirit Production SON 0155-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SON 0253-2 Umbra Et Imago - Kein Gott Und Keine Liebe album art Umbra Et Imago Kein Gott Und Keine Liebe (Single) Spirit Production SON 0253-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
SPV 055-62403 CDS Umbra Et Imago - Weinst Du? album art Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut - Weinst Du?(CD, Single) Oblivion (2), SPV SPV 055-62403 CDS Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SPV 055-62713 CDS Umbra Et Imago - Feuer Und Licht album art Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut Umbra Et Imago Featuring Tanzwut - Feuer Und Licht(CD, Maxi) Oblivion (2), SPV SPV 055-62713 CDS Germany 2001 Sell This Version
INDIGO 3193-2 Umbra Et Imago - Sweet Gwendoline album art Umbra Et Imago Sweet Gwendoline (Maxi) Spirit Production INDIGO 3193-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
INDIGO 90580-2 Umbra Et Imago - Gott Will Es album art Umbra Et Imago Gott Will Es (EP, Maxi) Spirit Production INDIGO 90580-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Umbra Et Imago - Liebeslied album art Umbra Et Imago Liebeslied(CDr, Single, Promo) Indigo (2) none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
4050486021910 Umbra Et Imago - Ohne Dich album art Umbra Et Imago Ohne Dich(CD, Single, Ltd) Planet Vampire 4050486021910 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SPV 309543 CD-S Umbra Et Imago - Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter album art Umbra Et Imago Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter(CD, EP) Oblivion (2), SPV GmbH SPV 309543 CD-S Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

January 11, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
Once upon a time, I left here a childish comment regarding this ... err... group. Well, the comment still might be somewhere around, but so are Umbra Et Imago - at first mention a thought provoking imaginary art-group but once seen and heard - well, it's a matter of taste (or the lack of it) they say anyway, so if you insist - enjoy. The pleasure should be all yours.

I don't mean to sound rude to those who idolize them for some reason, but Umbra Et Imago are one particular proof that shock value isn't necessarily what makes a perfect concept. They so desperately want it to be "concept" that they're product (or by-product) instead - of a specific music genre, drenched in cheap gore, it seems the only way out of gothic hell is calling for Buffy.

Theatrical mainly to the point of being ridiculous, Umbra Et Imago mix sex, electronics and trashy industrial-death-or-so-metal sound to the extreme level of bad taste. "Mozart" to start with - well, by comparison, the real Mozart is sweet enough he ended up in chocolates. As for "Mozart" und "seine kleine Nachtmusik", it all tastes like badly prepared meatballs instead.

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