Auf Dunklen Schwingen
I have always had a hard time describing, or assinging any sort of category
to the music of Lunar Aurora. They seemed to have, throughout the time
since this demo came out, really kept themselves and their music seperate
from any type of spotlight or recognition. Furthermore, the material they
produce is simply bizzare... it really has a unique flair to it that seems
to continually stray from the common sound. Auf Dunklen Schwingen, their
second release and first well produced demo, takes the cake however. It is
only on this tape that you will here how this band started out, and what
sound they were using at the time, as they completely abandoned it later on.
And, aside from only one later produced track, these songs are all unique to
this particular offering, making it all the more valuable. The track in
question is "Rebirth of An Ancient Empire," which came out again with their
debut. Yet, the original version is clearly better, and really more
enjoyable in the guise of necro production, than with the later refined
sound. As for the other cuts, the title track is utterly breathtaking, both
in it's morose nature, and in wonderful execution.
So, hail to Lunar Aurora, an inspirational force in the underground
scene, for keeping the flame of orignality burning, and producing an utterly
magical demo tape.
© 2002 orodruin