Anna Aliena – The Muse (CD EP – Go!Diva Records)
Genre/Influences: Gothic-opera, cabaret.
Background/Info: Anna Aliena is a Berlin based classically trained mezzo soprano. She already released several EP’s, but no full length thus far.
Content: “The Muse” features the familiar elements of the Anna Aliena sound. The classically trained mezzo soprano has a very unique timbre of voice creating this particular opera feeling, which is merged with a rather gothic-minded sound.
The composition moves in between neo-classic and pure cabaret. It’s dark, but filled with some dreamy passages. The song “The Muse” reminds me a bit of the solemn format of Sopor Aeternus. A few other songs are more into a kind of cabaret approach. “Deine Blauen Augen” is a beautiful song in the genre.
↑↑↑: Anna Aliena is a talented singer who has found the right balance between her classically trained voice and a beautiful gothic-reverie sound.
↓↓↓ : I’m still waiting for an absolute hit from Anna Aliena, which would for sure help her to get more recognition.
Conclusion: Anna Aliena is a kind of ‘alien’ active in the wider fields of gothic music.
Best songs: “Deine Blauen Augen”, “The Muse”.
Label: www.godiva-records.biz / www.facebook.com/godivarecords
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