The ORBIS MUNDI is the brainchild of two ambitious young musicians – Almut Ritter and Axel Henninger. A successful German musician and producer Axel Henninger decided to slightly change the stylistic direction of his work. Together with a graduate violinist named Almut, Axel released the album Adia, whose music combined two genres – ethnic melodies and violin solos. The geographical diversity of the ethnic component of this music, plus the skill of the professional violinist of the European school, gives a tremendous result. Apparently, perfectly aware of the current over-saturation of the music market of the most diverse and high-quality music, the duo, using his remarkable talent, created a truly original work. To say that it is eclectic is not to say anything. Combining elements of Gothic, Northern and Celtic folk, techno, classics, new age, world, and many other styles, they created a very original alloy, the name of which will not be easy to pick up. A masterpiece of modern eclecticism. Vocal, folk choirs are superimposed on a vigorous electronic substrate, the special instrument is a violin that gives a special color. In contrast to the electronic substrate, the whole sound of this album is built.
Orbis Mundi – Adia
So far, Almut Ritter worked for the Irish-Folk formation Paddy Goes to Holyhead, but now dedicates her violin playing fully and Orbis Mundi. World music could be called that, with some ethnic bonds. Mostly very calm, moving in the wake of Dead Can Dance, Adiemus and Enya, but has enough own ideas. Sometimes oriental, sometimes medieval, sometimes very poppy shows a great diversity, which threatens to shrink in the course of the course and thus has a bit monotonous over the duration of a whole CD. Even a few shallow songs reduce the listening pleasure, unfortunately one often feels reminded of unimportant chart ethno sizes. Nevertheless, this is an interesting album, which could have turned out to be a bit more exciting.
01. Orbis Mundi – Talking Violin.mp3
02. Orbis Mundi – Olushegun.mp3
03. Orbis Mundi – Orbis Mundi.mp3
04. Orbis Mundi – Theme from Orbis Mundi.mp3
05. Orbis Mundi – North of Malin.mp3
06. Orbis Mundi – Ar Ranou.mp3
07. Orbis Mundi – Uillian.mp3
08. Orbis Mundi – Sona (Petit Danse).mp3
09. Orbis Mundi – Vices and Virtues.mp3
10. Orbis Mundi – Mysterious Cave.mp3
11. Orbis Mundi – Way to Nowhere.mp3
12. Orbis Mundi – Talking Violin (Club Mix).mp3
13. Orbis Mundi – Adagio (Dall’ Abaco 1675-1742).mp3
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Proposed for acquaintance
Today, people do not really love art, but they have an obsession with them, said a little while ago in an interview with a painter whose name is probably a past for my memory. Perhaps this is a global truth, except that few have realized it. And even through this finding, you can also approach the value or not of a creation, using it as a criterion for its intentions. But listening to ‘ADIA‘, things are not so easy to define.
German debut album ORBIS MUNDI, definitely has many levels of listening. Easily, you could rank it in trendy national. With the next hearings, you realise that the dominant element is the violin, which is the basis of the compositions. Finally, you conclude that ‘ADIA’ is the three components: national, violin – classical music and modern sound production for wrapping.
In the opening track, choral vocals, they immediately gain the impressions (though they remind you strongly), rivalling the violin melody. This pattern is repeated in the following compositions, just what is changing is the rhythm, ranging from mid tempo to funky beats and the language that may be Latvian, Celtic or some African dialect. On the title track, the vocal melody flirting dangerously with aria, alternates with the same melody, born from the violin, a play that gives the composition a mystical complexion. This mysticism is probably one of the demands of ORBIS MUNDI, as it is once more sophisticated and sometimes effortless, you feel it caressing your ear throughout the concept. The common musical structure and common way of realising the compositions, with the voice of changing – language, sex – may be the symbolism of the universality of the earth and the diversity of every human being, a message that can also be linked to ecological concerns have two main members of ORBIS MUNDI according to their statements. Interestingly, the violin is tied to both the vocals and the other instruments, basically bass and guitar drums, while typical instruments such as Scottish flute, African percussion and Celtic harp give the identity of each composition.
In conclusion, ‘ADIA’ escapes from the stylised, national illustration, listening to the massive loudspeakers of the large cars that contain middle-aged micro-chambers, trying to impress their dog’s surroundings, but it does not convince you of its authenticity. He basically lacks this thing that stays when everything else collapses. And this is the quintessence of art.
- I'm interested in Classics, Neoclassic, Romantic Piano, and also pleasant instrumental music for the easy listening, mainly on traditional musical instruments such as Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute, Oboe, Cymbals, Guitar