SOPOR AETERNUS

SOPOR AETERNUS

Officially founded in 1989, the Germany based SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS is one of the last of the very few dark groups/projects in Europe (in fact, on this planet), who have based the sacred trinity of their music, poetry & visual appearance on the explicit emphasis of the highly individual expression of pain, isolation, depression, token suicides and the desperate search for the »sacred reunion«; all conceived and acted out by SOPOR's sole protagonist: the transgendered and utterly beautiful Goddess (and likewise tragically Butoh-esque creature) ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA.

Perhaps best described as »introverted exhibitionism«, the holistic concept of ANNA-VARNEY's ritualistic/Jungian art is not necessarily rooted in the grounds of a commonly accepted sense of aesthetics, which is one of the many aspects that gives his/her work its serious and most unique character.

Though the music playfully fuses elements of classical, baroque, medieval, and even electronic music, the essence of SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS always remains entirely »gothic«.

Despite the fact that to this very day ANNA-VARNEY still refuses to perform her magic(k)al work live in front of a human audience, SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE OF SHADOWS have long gathered cult status in underground circles worldwide.

Strongly recommended to be approached only with an open heart and mind, the profound darkness (and occasionally subversive humour) of ANNA-VARNEY's multi-layered (yet fragile) art is mainly intended as a spiritual healing-process for the wounded soul.





SOPOR AETERNUS

CD
Sanatorium Altrosa

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This regular CD version of the very limited and sold out Box-Set comes in a cleartray jewelcase with 32-pages booklet.

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DVD-Video Album
In Der Palästra

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CD
Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation 3

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This is the jewelcase edition of the CD "Like A Corpse Standing In Desperation Part 3" from the sold out ultra limited fanbox, containing...

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CD - European Edition
Les Fleurs Du Mal

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After a therapy-break of almost two years SOPOR AETERNUS are returning now with a breathtaking new album from their chosen underground....

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CD
Dead Lovers' Sarabande - Face 1

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Long awaited re-issue of this much sought after Sopor Aeternus masterpiece with brand new artwork and booklet printed on extra heavy,...

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Buch + CD
La Chambre D'Echo

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Ground-breaking, highly inspired music combined with a breathtaking artwork created by Joachim Luetke: a deeply moving overall piece of...

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CD
Dead Lovers' Sarabande - Face 2

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Like one long funeral-march, infinitely fragile and gloomy, such is also this second part of the "Dead Lovers' Sarabande", in...

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CD
Songs From The Inverted Womb

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Lamentations and gloomy songs of Death, intending to resurrect long ago deceased children from their early graves. Excellent, partially...

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CD
Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell

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Recorded at John Rivers ' legendary Woodbine-Studio, where such well-known acts like Dead Can Dance had been produced, SOPOR AETERNUS &...

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T-Shirt
Voyager (The Jugglers Of Jusa)

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Anna-Varney has designed a T-shirt to tie in with the vinyl release of 'Voyager (The Jugglers of Jusa)'. This time around, the T-shirt is...

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CD
Ich Töte Mich

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<p>second hand! Very good condition!</p> <p>After their legendary debut-tape "Es reiten die Toten so schnell",...

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CD
Ich Töte Mich

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After their legendary debut-tape "Es reiten die Toten so schnell", distributed merely by word of mouth, and of which some...

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CD
Todeswunsch

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On their second CD SOPOR AETERNUS are combining elements, which later become known as the often quoted term...

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2x 12" Vinyl
Inexperienced Spiral Traveller

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Sopor Aeternus ' third album 'The Inexperienced Spiral Traveller', originally issued in 1997, is now released on vinyl for the first...

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