|Aardia - Fairy Tales From Beyond
01. The Summoner
02. Call To Arms
03. The Wandering
04. Fairy Tales From Beyond
Sweden ambient project Aardia is an interesting listen, the best way to define it, is looking through their website: "Aardia is an atmospheric dark-ambient music project. The music brings influences from the medieval age, fantasy, horror films and classical orchestra music. Aardia's major inspirations come from H.P. Lovecraft, Tolkien, Valiant, Boris and musicians like Carl Orff and bands like Goblin and Devil Doll."
The Cd as you all can see, has terrible artwork, a hand drawn picture of a party of adventurers looking into a stone entrance with a big eye on it, the concept is ok, but the drawing looks too amateurish for my taste.
The music is mostly dark passages, with a medieval vibe too it, like the Conan soundtrack, or something like that, one song that shines among the four of them is "Call To Arms" which features nice keyboards and a females voice, only voice that can be found on the record.
Maybe with a better artwork and real orchestration Aardia can achieve something in the scene, because the whole idea and compositions are very interesting, but as always, money is needed, or some gold pieces in their case.
Many of you role playing freaks might want to get this; Aardia's music would be a nice soundtrack for your Dungeons & Dragon sessions.