LACRIMOSA "Elodia" - a rock opera in three acts in our own words.
Free telling by Tilo Wolff & Anne Nurmi
1. Am Ender der Stille
It is a logical continuing for the last song on the previous studio album "Stille", it shows that the silence is more worth sometimes than talking with each other, and trying to find out all reasons for all kind of behaviour and each said word. Musically it is expressing the emotion of inner turbulence after noticing that this nearly perfect state of inner harmony is no longer existing, the perfect world is falling apart, when the feeling doesn't leave one any more alone, that something is wrong, you have to fight the war inside of you and search for the reason for this insatiable feeling. The bombastic music is very clearly expressing these emotions.
2. Alleine zu zweit
It's about a couple, who are trying to see still a chance for staying together, although they had not been paying attention to each others wishes and needs early enough and they ignored small problems, which during the years were growing bigger and bigger. These two persons living together had been developing to two different directions, without common interests but still loving each other and now in this duet sing-talk we are in a way watching back how it used to be and how it still could be as we're trying to find out a way to continue loving and living together. Musically the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is supporting the emotional and strong singing.
3. Halt mich
A very personal telling from the point of view of the man about the wish for winning back everything he had and while thinking about that he notices that it was his life and if this love and the relationship is ending he sees it at the same time like failing in life and the wish to be able to hold on to the small pieces what he still has or had is endless, as when that is over, everything is lost. The music is sensitive and at the same time cruel, trying to play with the broken voice, pushing it down and over and over again the singing is winning, slaving the surrounding music. Orchestral arrangements are consciously sometimes sounding maybe a bit ironic in the connection with the electronic instruments, which from time to time are beating the orchestra and punching one on the face in the battle of growing violence and beauty. A very intensive musical experience in all it's desperation.
4. The turning point
A question, can too much love be harmful? This is the opposite side for the "Halt mich" song, in this song the female part is taking a look deep inside, open minded telling how love, which is strong, but one sided, very possessing and unfortunately capturing the partner in prison and leaving no space to breath for both. Too late she is noticing that for building a strong relationship, both sides have to be in the first place content and loving him/herself so that one is able to give love further. In this song there is a lot of love existing, but she is starting to love herself only after he is opening her eyes, but too much time had been passing, it is too late to start from beginning again, a time for a change has come, though she doesn't see it yet. Musically the solo instruments are creating a very intimate atmosphere around the emotional singing, which is searching for supporting elements, things to hold on to be able to get away from the endless melancholy.
5. Ich verlasse heut' Dein Herz
Emotional attempt to separate from each other, despite being aware of the fact that both still love each other. A very strong minded decision to change the momentary situation at once. Musically it's a very exceptional song on the album, instrumental passages, long guitar solos, piano solos and rather less singing, at the same time it's the only song on the album without orchestral arrangements.
6. Dich zu töten fiehl mir schwer
Mental and physical attempt to separate from each other. Only way to survive and continue living is to kill memories, which connect you with past. A musical trip through body, mind and soul starting from the most narrow parts of the heart, wiping away the tiniest pieces of memories everywhere inside, cleaning away everything in shortest time, which is reminding about the other person or the love he received. Aggressive musical paintings are explaining the frustration in the lyrics. As the story goes on, the musical elements change, leading you to the final act:
The final act, after the successful elimination of feelings and memories and the whole partner, has taken place, the pain is eating one inside. A continuous vision of past moments, years and unconscious over reacting, nearly worshipping the lost love or the memory of this strong feeling, which leaves an empty space in the soul. A requiem for lost love and trying to overcome the fact peacefully, hoping for future, which is further described in the song after this one.
8. Am Ende stehen wir zwei
A duet singing about the hope and knowledge that the future is taking place in another dimension, in other place and time, another world, where loving people can be together again, far away from the society limits, where we are again able to concentrate in the central point, the love and living this love. At the end we brought into the daylight, that the hope should always be bigger and stronger than each small or big loss, every despair and every fall that we know, as the human mind is not alone able to see behind the corner, we can only guess but are not able to know what's coming next and therefor we should never loose our hope, which is always more realistic than our limited mind. Musically we brought together some unusual elements and new instruments like a singing saw, which sound we love. The choir singing in the beginning is leading visually to the other dimension, and then one by one other elements are joining and taking over different parts of the song. One of the most optimistic songs on the album!
Tilo Wolff & Anne Nurmi
Artículo Nº: 280