Back to atmospheric melancholy.
We are pleased to present the 9th album Collection d'Arnell-Andrea, a book-CD with 11 tracks invite us to continue the imaginative journey began 20 years earlier with 'Un automne à Loroy'.
The lyrics, mostly written in French, draw their inspiration from poems of another century, evoking a dreamlike Nature inhabitated by faceless 'Fauns' and sleeping rivers.
Chloe's chant (very 'Heavenly Voices'), especially bright and touching, haunts synths and accompanies strings (cello and viola), like the breath of a romantic autumn... Then the acoustic guitars (very few electric) like lullabies rock us through the most beautiful album Collection d'Arnell Andrea has ever done.
Our favourite Collection d'Arnell Andrea at Prikosnovenie !
Aerial and moving !
11 tracks : 1. La beauce, l'errance
2. au chevet des faunes
3. the coming of believes
4. d'autres voix que le vent 5. the world we leave 6. les champs, demain
7. dawn again 8. l'envol 9. les sables-mémoire
10. the wan plain
COLLECTION D’Arnell Andrea "Cirses des champs" Digipack + booklet 2010
+ livret 2010
Ref : prik140
Style:Electro Rock / Darkwave
We have done it !
Here the last COLLECTION D’ARNELL ANDREA’s reedition to be released !
The complete discography is now available.
In 1996, Collection comes back to a more bucolic inspiration. « Cirses des champs » is a long pastoral ballad, a book to be gone through as a herbarium of feelings. In total 12 musical boards in a magic book of spells full of electric bitterness. The sound is harsher than the previous albums; guitars spread an electric sonic wall where idles the quasi-liturgical voice of Chloé .
12 tracks : 1 Le cirses des champs
3 Le lierre
5 Les nielles
6 Les prêles
7 Les ronces
8 Les mauves
11 Les buis
12 Une ronce (wherever you go)
+ Bonus track Mac Pc
"Live at 'La nuit des Fées' - Clisson 29-09-07 " Digipack ultra-collector strictly limited to 500 ex. only on Prikosnovenie website
ultra collector only 500 ex !
Ref : prik125
The acoustic live at the fest 'La Nuit des Fées 2007'
Collection celebrates its 20 years old! For 20 years, they have built a
masterful musical work. Each album is a masterpiece.
Their acoustic live in the Saint Jacques Chapel (11th century) for our "Night of the fairies 2007" was a strong moment of emotion shared with only
150 privileged fans.
Discover in this album (13 titles), the magnificent classic
re-orchestrations of " The long Shadow " or " From our dark side ". The
recording perfectly restitutes Collection's spirit resonating with the
stones of the medieval Chapel. Chloé and Franz's voices divinely harmonized
together create moments of grace... out of of time.
13 tracks : 1. Le parc enneigé
2. Au sacre des Nuits
3. Là, ici ou ailleurs
4. From our dark side
5. Les temples élevés 6. L'ombre tilleul
7. L'aulne et la mort
8. La tristesse des Mânes
9. Crossing heaven like our eternity
10. Aux mortes saisons 11. Kergal
12. The long shadow 13. Un parc, une tonnelle
Style: Rock Coldwave, heavenly voices, Gothic...
A cult coldwave album now rereleased!
Collection d'arnell Andrea will be at the Wave Gothic Treffen with Irfan this may 2008, it's the occasion for us to rerelease their sold out 4th album recorded in 1992. This album will confirm the band as a major coldwave band, electric, new-wave and romantic.
This French band founded in 1998 released their first album on the English label Lively Act. CDAA simply introduced in France the musical mood of 4AD label's artists (Cocteau Twins, Dead can dance...).
Today the mythic French band released 7 albums available on Prikosnovenie label.
13 tracks : 1 Kedves
2 Une Attente Fragile 3 Les Chants De PeineMP3
4 Aux Thermes
5 Rózde 6 Les MarronniersMP3 7 Le Pré DormantMP3
8 Les Temples Elevés
10 Au Sacre Des Nuits
11 Les Tilleuls
12 Une Attente Douleur (Mahan's version)
13 Collection (Anton's mind's getting blind)
NIN, Faith & the Muse, Sister of Mercy etc....
Style : Cold wave / Ethereal voice
The French coldwave band comes back with a new album in the mood of
Faith and the Muse, NIN, Christian Death, Sonic Youth, DCD... This electric
album also mix acoustic instruments as cello and alto. The 11 tracks
are louder with a more powerful electro. The heavenly voice of Chloe
is like a ghost shade above this noir chaos. Difficult to describe it,
tribal indus, electro darkwave, neo-classic rock, coldwave, heavenly,
romantic, gothic... anyway beautiful melodies, sensitivity and romanticism
confirm the French touch of Collection d'Arnell Andrea.
The main difference with 'Bower of despair' is the voice of Chloe more
fragile, ethereal and also electronics with more powerful beats and
The concept of Exposition is to translate with Lyrics and music 11 paintings
from the 19th century. Paintings with pale tones, grey skies and humans
alone in Nature.
Chef d'oeuvre of the album, 'The long shadow' exhale the melodic and
powerful romanticism of the 7 musicians in osmosis.
Experiment the most beautiful paintings of their "Exposition".
Les sombres plis de lâme
daprès « la neige » (1873) Charles-François
the monk on the shore
The monk on the shore
d'après the monk on the shore (1809-1810) Caspar David
femmes portant du
foin sur une civière
Les herbes mortes
daprès femmes portant du foin sur une civière
(vers 1874) Camille PISSARO
daprès « crépuscule sur la Loire » (1999)
The long shadow
inspired by « the long shadow » (around 1805) Johan Heinrich
I cant see your face
inspired by twilight fantasy (1911) Edward Robert HUGHES
daprès Loire, tristesse des Mânes » (1988)
inspired by « langélus » (1858-1859) & «
le printemps » (1868-1873) Jean-François MILLET
le rappel des glaneuses
Crowns of golden corn
inspired by le rappel des glaneuses (1839) Jules BRETON
Leau des Mauves
daprès Ophélie (1852) John Everett MILLAIS
lîle des morts
The island of the dead
inspired by lîle des morts (1880) Arnold BÖCKLIN
Chronique : Chaindlk.com
: Rated : 5/5
"Each time I have to approach to a new Collection D'arnell-Andrea
it's hard for me to find the right way to explain what I listened or
read. This time, after experimenting with acoustic orchestrations on
"Tristesse des Mânes" or with melancholic ballads on
the first part of the previous "The Bower of Despair", Collection
D'arnell-Andrea take inspiration to create their music and lyrics from
eleven paintings coming mainly from the 19th century. This is the list
of the tracks/paintings: "Les sombres plis de lâme"
inspired by "La neige" (1873) from Charles-François
Daubigny, "The monk on the shore" inspired by "The monk
on the shore" (1809-1810) from Caspar David Friedrich, "Les
herbes mortes" inspired by "Femmes portant du foin sur une
civière" (ca 1874) from Camille Pissaro, "Les méandres"
inspired by "Crépuscule sur la Loire" (1999) from Richard
Boutin, "The long Shadow" inspired by "The long shadow"
(ca 1805) from Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, "I cant
see your face" inspired by "Twilight fantasy" (1911)
from Edward Robert Hughes, "Les catacombes inspired" by "Loire,
tristesse des Mânes" (1988) from Nicolas Mecheriki, "Into
flowers" inspired by "l'Angélus" (1858-1859) and
"Le printemps" (1868-1873) from Jean-François Mille,
"Crowns of golden corn" inspired by "Le rappel des glaneuses"
(1839) from Jules Breton, "Leau des mauves" inspired
by "Ophélie" (1852) from John Everett Millais and "The
island of the dead" inspired by "L'île des morts"
(1880) from Arnold Böcklin. On their website you can find the pictures
of the different paintings (only "Loire, tristesse des Mânes"
is missing). Musically this album met my tastes as it contains electronic
arrangements, upbeat rhythms, passionate vocals. The band blend post
punk influences (sometimes I heard also echoes of Virgin Prunes), strings
orchestrations, electronic layers (see the bassline of "The monk
shore" or "Into flowers") and theatrical vocals that
will convince you in no time. Since the opening "Les sombres plis
de lâme" I was hypnotized by the string line that recalled
me some parts of Velvet Underground's "Venus in furs". Perfect!" Review by: Maurizio Pustianaz
val des roses
rerelease in digipack + remix + bonus track + video
Ref : prik094/ Digipack/September 2005
Style : Cold wave / Ethereal voice
by more and more fans, the re-release LP of COLLECTION D'ARNELL-ANDREA,
entitled "Au Val Des Roses" will come out in September 2005,
again with Prikosnovenie. The 8 tracks of this record (+2 bonus)may
seem different from each others, but in fact, they all join in the "deep
and tenebrous unity" of what we have to name from now on : The
proper Style of COLLECTION D'ARNELL-ANDREA.
"This music is both impassioned and ravishing. Entrance me to the
end of love." (D. Simpson / MELODY MAKER). "The style of this
french combo could almost be categorised as a form of chamber music
in which they add droning bass, drum machine and the etheral vocals
of Chloé St Liphard to violins and cellos." (FOR THE RECORD).
"You can hear a connection to the old parlor orchestras from the
turn of the century ; hauntingly beautiful strings, with a driving bass
line, and flowing, lush harmonies and... Well, what else could you want
1-Un horizon de lune-2-Aux cordes eternelles-3-Une
trêve prodigue-Une attente douleur-5-Un matin de septembre-6-Un
parc, une tonnelle-7-un refuge Lointain-8-Un tiède Reposoir-9
Une attente Douleur(Mahan's version remix) + 10-Refuge, we're watching
them dying (bonus)+ Trackvideo Mac/pc
"A reissue from 1990 by the French neo-classical
ensemble on the Priksnovenie label. This release veers from Dream Pop
towards classical music, somehow taking in early 1990s shoe-gazing,
romantic neo-classical: imagine 4AD label type material accompanied
by a string quartet, or even a mellower version of the Banshees. All
with defined melodies, usually tinged with a sense of melancholy that
never spills over to indulgence. A very talented band whose work is
always produced to a high standard. Chloe St. Liphard takes lead vocals
throughout, with most of the lyrics being sung in French. 'Un Refuge
Lointain' is perhaps the most impressive offering, it is hard to imagine
a British band managing to produce a pop song which is also serious
and sophisticated, closely followed by an impressive instrumental 'Un
Tiede Respoir'. The release is rounded off by a track from 2005, 'Refuge,
We're Watching Them Dying', which is altogether more Gothic rock orientated
and dramatic. Mike Shankland"
can hear a connection to the old parlor orchestras from the turn of
the century ; hauntingly beautiful strings, with a driving bass line,
and flowing, lush harmonies and... Well, what else could you want ?"(Ken
Bower of Despair
Luxuous black digipack
Genre: Gothic Master piece reminiscent of Siouxsie,
Faith & the Muse, Sister of Mercy etc....
8 years after 'Cirse des Champs', finally comes the new electric album
of Collection! This expected album could have been disappointing after
so many years but it's the extreme contrary. In fact the band releases
theirbetter album ever done and furthermore a mythic CD for the dark
cold wave scene. Music starts smoothly with Chloe' s voice, violin and
guitar rising gradually in beats' trance with distorted guitars. The
track ''WildTrees' is a real 'chef d'oeuvre' of black softness, with
symphonic melodies, ethereal voices and a deep feeling of nostalgia.
Chloe' s voice is full of black sensuality, the bass is punk/rock, guitars
are dark and twisted reminiscent of 'Siouxsie & the banshees', the
violin suffers of neurotic spasms, rhythms are like a crazy horse heart
beats, choirs come from a deep grave... Death fits them perfectly...
Frenetic dances, romanticism and dark melodies are the ingredients of
this sensual and poisoned liqueur of black Beauty..to make you live
From Our Dark Side, From Our Dark Side, The Spirits Of The Dead, Before
I Die,Wild Trees, Dark Is Veiling My Dawn, All I Prayed, All I Need,
Because Your Soul, Time Is Fallen, Doomed To Memories, Time Always Blows
of 1st album, bonus vidéo and unreleased track
Dark Ethereal Wave References: Dead can dance, Cocteau twins
Reissue of 1st album, bonus vidéo and unreleased
track - May 2004.
first album reissued with new tracks and video of
the mythic french band, the origin of their dark wave heavenly touch.
A l'Aurore Assassine, Aux Funestes Douleurs - Automne Et Long Silence,
Aux Mortes Saisons, Aux Averses de Grêle, Au Delà Des Lierres
(Elischeba), Aux Glycines Défuntes, Aux Aurores, Aux Sources De
Gel, Anton's Death, Comme Un Marbre De Roses,Collection, Vents blessé
+ bonus video and photos
''Classy french purveyors of touching pop', an emerging movement across
the water, Collection d'Arnell Andrea unveil a spellbinding LP of such
ethereal beauty it knocks spots off the Cocteau Twins circa 'Victorialand',
no mean feat believe me. Chloe's voice, around which the songs are built
(it couldn't be another way), is breathtaking; a quivering choral delight
of almost operatic proportions which hovers most hauntingly above the
piano, bass and cello accompaniment.Designed to send a shiver up the
spine of even the most bluberry of sumo wrestlers. The pinnacle of mood
Dark Ethereal Wave References: Dead can dance, Cocteau twins
Reissue master, bonus vidéo and remix- September 2003.
have decided to reissue the 5th rock-wave album from the mythic french
band: Collection D'Arnell Andrea. This abum is about the first World
War. The music of CDAA can be described as emotionnal Cold wave: drums,
electric guitars are mixed with classical instruments like cello. Chloé
Saint Liphard female voice is clear and marvellous giving the mood of
this tragic masterpiece. She describes the suffering of the fighters,
the death, the fear, the sadness. The songs are sometimes aggresive,
sometimes melancholic and always romantic. This album is full of energy
of life and Collection deals about this difficult theme of War with
their legendary integrity and delightful elegance. The beautiful melodies
of this neo-classical rock album is an ode to the Life.
Villers-aux-vents (Février 1916) is presented in digipack. Additionnally,
you will find a fantastic remix blending electro sounds and heavy guitars
and a wonderful video-track.
: Les Cendre-Lisières 2. L'Aulne et la Mort 3. Le Chemin des
Dames4. Les Hauts de Meuse 5. Les Parvis Déserts 6. Deaf or crazy
7. Verdun8. Deafening Breath 9. Le Ravin des Fontaines 10. L'Ornière
11 : Remix +2 bonus vidéo
Collection entering in the Dead can Dance and Cocteau Twins family? ...a
dark opus, energic and succesfull» Best
French neo-classical music References: Romantics
April 2002 - 14 Titles - 58'
The great revelation of this early year and a highly appreciated comeback
for one of the most gifted Heavenly Voices acts worldwide!!! Collection
d'Arnell Andrea is back with a completely new classical direction. With
Cello, alto, piano and voice,Collection bring back 7 old titles in new
orchestrations and offer 7 new beautiful jewels (= 14 titles). This is
a romantic walk along the french river: La Loire. Chloe sings the fog,
the emotions, the poetry and the spleen. This album describes the french
romantic spirit of the end of the 19th Century. Beaudelaire and the war
are the favourite themes for this fantastic masterpiece.
Aux glycines defuntes / La, ici ou ailleurs/ Au sacre des nuits / Kergal
/ Le parc enneige / Les chants de peine / Loire et Lethe/ Les temples
eleves/ L' ombre tilleul / Aux cordes eternelles/ Un automne restant /
Un parc, une tonnelle/La source du jour/la tristesse des manes.
automne ˆ Loroy - 1989
Au val des roses - 1990
Les marrronniers - 1992
Villers-aux-Vents - 1994
Cirses des champs - 1996
CollAGE (Best of 2 CD) - 1998
Tristesse des Manes - 2002 Prikosnovénie
Villers aux vents : rerelease 2003
Un automne à Loroy : rerelease 2004
The bower of despair : 2004
Au val des roses - Rééd - 2005
eaux fortes et méandres - 2007