It is most unnecessary to speak about KIRLIAN CAMERA's standing within the gothic scene. For an impressive three decades now, the Italian project has delivered somber electronic sound odysseys far removed from any current pattern or trends. Always deeply atmospheric, always unique, always characteristic: from the legendary mini album "Kirlian Camera" (1981) to their most recent studio work "Coroner's Sun" (2006) and the ultimate compendium "Odyssey Europa" (2010), an artistic vision somewhere between epic otherworldly darkness and passionate emotion has always marked the centre of this band.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this influential legend, "Not of This World" celebrates this event with the most thorough retrospective so far, fulfilling every fan's wish and answering every unasked question concerning the band's eventful career. An impressive array of 35 tracks stretches out across three CDs, assembling lots of previously unreleased tracks, long-forgotten gems, rare live versions and sought-after remixes into the most comprehensive compilation of its kind. Regular 'best of' releases do not even come near this brimful treasure chest.
Sounds "Not of This World": From Angelo Bergamini's first experimental attempts in the eighties, when he created sheer electronic wonders despite the restricted technological possibilities, to the still current era with the long-legged vocal talent Elena Fossi by his side, this triple box set consistently traces a pathway that often made the band somewhat controversial, but which sprang from the most urgent will of artistic realization. The easy way was never an option for KIRLIAN CAMERA – and "Not of This World" proves just how thankful electronic music should be for that.
Clothed in a DVD-sized digipak with a numbered case and precious silver hotfoil printing, the extensive booklet also lives up to the standard set by this overflowing release, offering uncountable previously unreleased pictures printed on exquisite paper. Strictly limited to 3000 copies worldwide, and sure to be out of print in no time. Order quickly!
Tracks CD1: 01 Non di questo Mondo (previously unreleased) 02 Edges (Mission Walhalla V) 03 Black Harbour (Helma Nah' Shmarr) 04 K-Pax (Fotonovela mix) 05 Drifting 06 Citizen Una 07 K-Space-Y 1 08 Ocean (live - previously unreleased) 09 Illegal Apology of Crime 10 E.D.O. Europa Drama Orbit (Blank mix - previously unreleased) 11 Days to come (Sensory Gate mix - rare)
Tracks CD2: 01 Die Vergessenen 02 Eclipse (original version 1988) 03 The Burning Sea (retro-engineering 2) 04 Aura 05 Wasted Bridges 06 The Limit 07 After Winter (version by Naevus) 08 The icy Dawn 09 Sea of Memory 10 I am the Light 11 Thanks Pigs 12 Autumn Room 13 Für Immer
Tracks CD3: 01 Tauko A 02 Anti-Light 03 Uninhabited 04 Arctic Grey 2 05 Koma-Menschen 06 Panic Area 07 Kobna Dob (The Sinister Season) 08 Tor Zwei 09 Manson Days in Heaven (previously unreleased) 10 Mission Diary 1 11 I know you are born (rare)