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Take me with you, take my hand.
Fly me to a better place,
Need to know how angels embrace.

-- 'Immersion', Persephone
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"PERSEPHONE is Sonja Kraushofer and her solo debut, “Home”, is a beautiful exhibit of musical and lingual nostalgia made palatable to modern listeners. It explores the spiritual, cultural, and other essential paths of existence that we have taken once before, and demonstrates what made them invigorating for some, and excruciating for others. L’AME IMMORTELLE (the name under which Sonja, Thomas and Hannes have recorded for five years) has taken a break for a while to allow them all to do solo albums. For “Home” Sonja invited Tobias Hahn and Dirk Riegert, the two masterminds behind JANUS and producers for bands like SOPOR AETERNUS and SAMSAS TRAUM."
-- Nova Media Distribution, novamd.de

 Persephone Discography - Album / CD Reviews

***¾ 2002: Home

"The three musicians [Sonja Kraushofer, Tobias Hahn and Dirk Riegert] gracefully move from rhythmically oriented songs with strong medieval leanings to melodically rich, dark neo-classical pieces; at times they fuse these diverse musical influences, and occasionally they rely on Sonja’s voices as the sole instruments. In a sense, “Home” is a dark blend of the best moments of SOPOR AETERNUS or DEAD CAN DANCE, but without being a mere copy. Besides many classical musicians (violin, cello, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and much more) this album features Wim, ex-guitar player of CHRISTIAN DEATH. "
-- Nova Media Distribution, novamd.de

2004: Atma Gyan

Tracklisting: 01.My Music Is Gone 02.Facing The Ruins 03.Lost 04.My Sweetest Pain 05.Secret Garden 06.Eternal Grief 07.Black Widow 08.Our Dream 09.Shadow Dance 10.The End of the World 11.Lullaby 12.Atma

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**¾ 2004: Mera Sangeet Kho Gaya

Tracklisting: 01.Labyrinth of longings 02.From within 03.Only the good ones die in summer 04.Drowning Theme 05.Nightingales Lament 06.Waiting 07.Magic mirror 08.Realm of silence 09.La danse sur la corde 10.The last song 11.Winter 12.Mera sangeet kho gaya

"In Greek mythology Persephone walks through life in the period between march and december and the rest of the time she spends in the underworld with her husband Hades. This thought is being used by the band and during 2004 they have performed once a month since the release of the cd Atma Gyan in the early springtime. Now the year’s over and it’s time to close it by means of 'Mera Sangeet Kho Gya'. This CD is a warm bath full of pleasurable sounds and poetic lyrics, with literary references, spoken and sung by the sultry voice of Sonja Kraushofer. On this cd Sonja uses her voice also in a whispering manner which creates a nice and intimate atmosphere in combination with the instrumentation. The instrumentation is rich (violin, sitar, guitar, piano, cymbals), without having a pompuous baroque character. The tracks are varied, ranging from rhythmically challenging songs leaning towards world music to a French chanson or a uptempo song with a rock structure, such as From Within. Classical influenced tracks in the spirit of Chamber or Sopor Aeternus are not feared either.All in all it is a pleasurable album for the lover of adventurous quiet popmusic,. Mila Mar or Angelzoom. On this cd Sonja gets musical support from Matt Howden (Sieben, Hawthorn) on violin, Martin Hofert (Sopor Aeternus, ex-Janus) and no one else than producer John A. Rivers, known from various productions, Dead Can Dance for instance."
-- TekNoir, gothtronic.com

2007: Letters To A Stranger

Tracklisting: 01.Labyrinth of longings 02.From within 03.Only the good ones die in summer 04.Drowning Theme 05.Nightingales Lament 06.Waiting 07.Magic mirror 08.Realm of silence 09.La danse sur la corde 10.The last song 11.Winter 12.Mera sangeet kho gaya

Release date: Nov 02, 2007
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L'ame Immortelle | Janus | Faith and the Muse | Rhea's Obsession | Mila Mar | Bel Canto | Dead Can Dance | Kate Bush

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