Ordo Equitum Solis / Animi Aegritudo
Album: Animi Aegritudo   Collection:General
Artist:Ordo Equitum Solis   Added:Jan 1994
Label:Musica Maxima Magnetica  

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 13, 2006: Anywhere Out of the World
The Blood, Tomorrow

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-09-25
Early 90's neo-pagan-goth. 2nd album by these Italian folks who I had the pleasure of speaking to in person, and not to get too psychoanalytic I have sort of a weird relationship with this album. They like Death In June and if you're afraid of rightist themes, their first album does have a song entited 'This is the way', whatever that means, I am told that Death In June isn't on the right anyway, despite the 'clothing' they wear on their tours. Note that the pentagram on Leitana's necklace is right-side-up, so they are not satan-worshippers, either.

This could easily fit in with Current 93. It is pretty and well produced. Most of these songs are very good. I favor in decreasing order: 8, 1, 7, 4, 6, 2, 5, 9, 3

1 Romantic, pretty, very sad, folky with the acoustic guitar. F# minor
2 Short, G minor, fits in w/ Cocteau Twins
3 Brooding, plodding, C minor
4 Long, dark, nearly classical synth-strings, a repetitive tune overlaid by intoned vocals, both Deraklamo and Leitana back and forth saying something very ominous, about halfway through the tune evolves and gets very plaintive, D minor
5 Dirgy, very evil, Death in June/Current 93, E minor
6 Long, organ and woodwind, seems simply but then Leitana's beautiful voice comes in, play with Dead Can Dance
7 Another sad and profound tune, this one has Leitana wishing someone to go to hell, I think, A minor
8 Acoustic guitar, bass, probably the closest thing to straight-up goth, E minor, you could even play this with Arvo Part, such as Festina Lente!
9 This one tries to be a sort of 'evil climax' with screaming and apocalyptic motifs.

Track Listing
1. Our Lady of the Wild Flowers   5. Animi Aegritudo
2. Message to Pan   6. Reis Glorios
3. Notre Solitude   7. Silence for Hell
4. Vacuum Quaerens   8. The Blood, Tomorrow
  9. Final