Susurrus Lake

Second album on Körperschall Records, 2013

 

Theme does not refer to the content - it is represented by the way stylistic devices and metaphors are used.

 

That’s what the title reflects as well: The listener is captured and absorbed by a repetitive “susurrus”. However the “lake” needs to be understood in a more abstract way. It is meant to be a metaphor that enables the listener to compose his very own mosaic of the single songs: one piece might be the waterside, another one a dance on the surface of the water or below, a mirror and its reflections. With this in mind the instrumental title track in the middle of the album symbolizes the surface of the water. It divides the songs in plain and substantial ones at the beginning and those intangible ones, which appeal to the subconscious at the end of the album.

 

“Susurrus Lake” characterizes the music of DIODATI as very diversified and breaks some rules of precedent. Classical pieces are combined with industrial elements as well as swing or jazz parts, not without, however, remaining loyal to their own characteristics. Typical elements used by DIODATI, like pieces of classical literature by Georg Trakl or Michael Ende, merge into complex harmonies. Still you get the feeling of listening to a one-piece work.

 

It took two and a half years for “Susurrus Lake” to grow and thrive.

The instrumental core of the band – piano, cello and double bass – was occasionally extended with acoustic guitar, viola, drums and synthesizers. Also vocals were enriched by various musicians like e.g. Sonja Kraushofer (L’Âme Immortelle, Persephone, Coma Divine).

Remixes can be found on the "Körperschall Records - Remixed vol.2" Sampler.

 

Track listing:

01. Der Dom

02. Maskenball

03. Despair

04. Near

05. Elis

06. Die Hurenkönigin

07. Susurrus Lake

08. You

09. Pandoras biggest failure

10. Das Karussell

11. Shades

12. Für den Tänzer

13. Flicker

Diem supremum obire

First album on Körperschall Records, 2011

 

According to the title of the album (Latin: move towards the final day) the album is dealing with the different facets of death, without seeming to be "pathos-pregnant" or "romantically transfigured". Rather, texts and music of the album deal with the varied expression of the 'last day' and stretch a musical and lyrical arc of mood and melancholy, from hopeful to desperate up to aggressively. The typical for Diodati known approach and handwriting remains despite the thematic and artistic variety always unmistakable. Sometimes very reduced, sometimes sumptuous, sometimes very classic and very experimental, but always with an emphasis on sophisticated compositions, intelligent lyrics and an artistically coherent overall concept, which still integrate pieces from the classical literature and music. Particulary for the literature Diodati have brought prestigious Support into the studio. In addition to the guest musicians there are writer like Christian von Aster with a text of Schiller and Marcus Testory (Chamber, ASP) with a text by Wilhelm Busch on the album. The album was mixed and mastered in the Potipro Studios.
Remixes of the album can be found on the Körperschall Remixsampler Vol.2 .

 

Track listing:

01. Hora suprema

02. (Der Tod einer Mutter) Lady Medusa of Suffer

03. (Der Tod einer Hoffnung) Window to a better Past

04. (Der Tod einer Schönheit) Nänie

05. (Der Tod eines Soldaten) Lili Marleen

06. (Der Tod eines Ich) Just a Mirror

07. (Der Tod eines Lebens) Life is Sand

08. (Der Tod einer Kultur) Mourning for Tibet

09. (Der Tod eines Lebens) Taím sínte

10. (Der Tod eines Glaubens) Hinnen fuor der sun ze helle

11. (Der Tod) Boring Duty

12. (Der Tod der Zuversicht) Pack of Lies

13. Passing Time

Feature with DIODATI

2013 Diodati- Maria durch ein Dornwald ging(feat. Persephone)

2013 Diodati-Susurrus Lake CD
Diodati-Die Hurenkönigin(feat. Sonja Kraushofer)

Remix made for DIODATI

2011 Körperschall Remixed Vol.2 CD
Diodati-Nänie(Distain Remix)
Diodati-Just a mirror(Altrinsecus Remix by Akanoid)
Diodati-Lady Medusa of suffer(Industriegebiet Remix)

Sampler contributions

Februar 2006 Orkus Compilation 16 CD
Diodati-Klagelied Der Seele

2011 Körperschall Remixed Vol.2 CD
Diodati-Nänie(Distain Remix)
Diodati-Just a mirror(Altrinsecus Remix by Akanoid)
Diodati-Lady Medusa of suffer(Industriegebiet Remix)

2011 Nachtaktiv Magazin DVD 06-2011
Diodati- Lady Medusa of suffer

December 2011 Dark Visions DVD
Diodati-Lady Medusa of suffer

2011 Gothic Compilation 53 CD
Diodati-Hinnen four der sun ze helle

24.01.2014 Cold Hands Seduction VOl.150 CD
Diodati-Maskenball

17.03.2014 Nachtaktiv Magazin CD 17-2014
Diodati-Shades

2014 Darkspy Magazine-Compilation Vol. 52 CD
Diodati-You
Diodati-Maskenball

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