PARADIS - Reinos - CD - 13 tracks - El Circulo Records - 2002

'Reinos' is the second album of Paradis, the Catalan project guided by Demian. Released on Paradis own label, El Circulo Records, it comes after the promising first album 'Ensuenos' and the 7" 'Cano de somni', the result of the collaboration with Allerseelen and Circe.
With 'Ensuenos', Demian has succeeded the feat of strength to create a particular atmosphere, tainted with sadness, solitude, and most of all poetry, accompanied by a very personal voice and music, full of magic, emotion and very uneasy to describe... A refreshing and captivating album, with that 'little something' that makes a record a special one...
To describe 'Reinos' whole atmosphere, I can't find better words than those of Demian (featured on his website's introduction to 'the world of Paradis'): 'Stories of kingdoms that are now only empty streets'... This is the unanimous feeling that impregnates as much the whole album as each song... The feeling of floating between dream and reality, helped by Demian's enchanting voice singing in Spanish, is also present...
As it was already the case on 'Ensuenos', each song present on this new opus reveals a different musical facet: from pop, drum'n bass, medieval, to folk Some songs are just pure jewels: 'Caminos', 'Engranajes' and its childish and repetitive melody, the cabaret mood of 'No Hay Nadie Mas', the particular sound of a music box used on 'El Bhagavn' and its sad and melancholic atmosphere, the sound of the sea and the intemporal feeling of 'El Mar'
The CD comes in a nice digipack with a beautiful cover that could represent this unreal place where Paradis songs take place...
This new album establishes Paradis as an unique project that can definitely be placed amongst the most original, personal, captivating one can listen at this moment and a project to follow with great attention, of course... especially as a new album 'Serpiente de Luna, Serpiente de Sol' and another one 'Entre siempre y jamas...' shared with Novy Svet should soon see the light...

Indispensable!

Nathalie F.
Spring 2003

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