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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Orquilux Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. Orquìlux is a duo band from Italy more specifically Abruzzo, Teramo, we combine emotional sound with folk, symphonic and metal, creating a "cinematic sound". We've been together for 3 years, we did different projects that's never showed up, the first one was "Hiraeth" a progressive metal/rock band & the other one "Nortia" Progressive Sci-fi Metal. we wasn't pleased with this two and after some time we decided to start again and name us "Orquìlux" an Atmospheric Black Metal band or as we prefer Cinematic Metal.

2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
2. so yes for "the Sunset of my last breath" we wanted to figure a harmonious dream that goes from a peaceful spring to how the title say at "last breaths" of the life with all emotions flow inside the brain in the last seconds of life.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?
3. well, we try to describe the feeling of the song i mean, all album/ep have a story inside and can reach from sorrow to romantic topic, is all based on what the concept of the album/ep is

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Oqquilux'?
4. The Meaning of "Orquìlux" is Eyes of brightness. Orquì is from the spanish word "Orquìdea"= "Orchid" we take "Orquì" and make is meaning "Eyes".
lux is from latin and meaning "Light/bright" so we unite Orquìdea and lux to make = Orquìlux.
the ispiration behind that is to take everyone in this part of brightness, like a multi-feeling moment when you watch someone you maybe love( or things like that) and it's like every sounds/moments becomes harmonious and with a sense of peace and warm.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
5. yes, the artwork is a image of how a last sunset can be in our life, immersed in a nature place with nothing else but only our monument that reflect every memory in the rays of the sun.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to work as a duo?
6. mmh for the part of composing we stay a duo couse we prefer it, but we are up to find a drummer for recording parts. (anyway we have other two members, two singer: a female one and a male one.)

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7. well, some months ago we signed a contract with the label "This Winter Will Last Forever"
we are just waiting for finalize some important parts.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black, folk and symphonic metal?
8. we received good and precious reviews from underground magazines/blog, i'm impressed how every review i read was so good, motivating and really helpful, i love reads how other people thinks about our music.

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
9. only me the main composer, i have my solo-project "Aralus" that i'm starting to process when we finish this Debut album.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

10. how i said at the previous answer, we are working on our debut album named "The Desire to vanish myself" a concept album based on a emotional trip with various sound influences.
for the upcomings albums we are probably trying to reach the "Cinematic experience" a great focused concepts both lyrically and audibly.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11. our inspiration grow with band like xanthochroid,alcest,arstidir,ulvesang,agalloch,aquilus,opeth,two steps from hell and some Soundtracks from Final Fantasy games and many other. i've listening some various artist like cinematic,black/progressive metal,prog rock,pop,jazz and folk.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12. some of mine non musical interests is art,photography,bodybuilding,videogames and the long walk in nature and i spend most of my free time with my girlfriend. Drake(the second composer) spend his time on writing poetry or story or just spend his time with videogames is a good chef too.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

13. Thanks for the interview and the support you give to us, we hope the people will like our future albums and ideas and have an opportunity to discover our music!.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Orquilux/The Sunset Of My Last Breath/2019 EP Review

  Orquilux  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  symphonic  mixture  of  black  and  folk  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "The  Sunset  Of  My  Last  Breath".

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  bring  elements  of  folk  into  the  music.  When  synths  are  utilized  they  give  the  songs  more  of  a  symphonic  feeling  as  well  as  some  stringed  instruments  also  being  utilized  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.

  The  folk  and  symphonic  elements  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  throughout  the  recording.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  instrumentals  while  one  song  also  introduces  clean  vocals  into  the  music  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  orchestra  touches  and  Irish  flutes  into  some  parts  of  the  recording,  the  music  mostly  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  and  memory  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Orquilux  are  a  very  great  sounding  symphonic  mixture  of  black  and  folk  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tempered  by  A  Tormenting  Memory"  and  "A  Land,  A  River,  That  Goes  With  Us".  8  out  of  10.