Heathcliff and Catherine Regina Della
By Marcus Pan
Attempting to blend poetry with classic and
romantic musical forms, Heathcliff and Catherines three track Regina
Della Notte comes to us from Italy. Regina Della Notte foreshadows
the release of the groups first full length expected in November 2007.
For those interested, Regina Della Notte translates into Queen of the
I dont know what they are saying, but its very
pretty. The combination of male spoken word, female vocals and modern
electronic movements with classical style. Its tightly controlled and has
a nice complication without going overboard. The opening Regina Della
Notte has a smooth bassline that leads into spoken word. Synthesizers help
play the part of strings that back the words brightly and the percussion is
simple but effective. I dont know what hes saying, but the
intensity in his voice and the backing music grows.
Soli Deo Gloria is similar in style and make-up,
including the male spoken word and the backing synthesizers. The strings
arent found here though, instead a more trance-like melody takes the
track. Its a remix, mostly, of Reginal Della Notte, with some
added movements. The final track here on the Regina Della Notte
pre-release is an instrumental of the same.
Theres not much more to add really Heathcliff
and Catherine have a good command of music and style theres after a
modern EBM flavor mixed with old world romanticism. The new album is expected
out in about a year so watch for it.
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