Bleak December

by Mina's Veil

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Mr Owl Cinematic, spooky, and classically-influenced with beautiful production. What's not to love? Favorite track: Elle Est Tombee.
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released December 16, 2014



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Mina's Veil Wellington, New Zealand

Imagine Penny Dreadful, Sleepy Hollow or Crimson Peak, and one begins to get a sense of the music of Mina's Veil. The sublime beauty of Victorian era Gothic comes alive (or perhaps undead?) through the sounds of Demelza's soaring soprano voice and Bradley's spine-tingling orchestral arrangements, virtuosically performed by the duo and backed up by the richness of twenty-first century production. ... more

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Track Name: The Silver Doe
The silver doe, lost long ago, still haunts your memory
So many years of suffering but soon you will be free
The world is fading, and darkness comes
Ah my love, the darkness comes

Your final test has come to pass; your sacrifice to pay
Your serpent life comes to an end, as memories float away
The world is fading and darkness comes
Ah my love, the darkness comes
Track Name: Orphanarium
Descend to the corruption of London's maze
Walk the cobbled streets in the moon's silver gaze
Lost and abandoned, the children of despair
Caught in a night time land

Come and feel their misery and their fear
Come and see their shadows float through the night air
Come and meet the forgotten girls and boys
Drifting beyond the shade

Do you see the children with souls so frail?
Do you feel the loneliness just past the veil?
Wandering forever, the orphans of the grave;
Haunting eternity
Track Name: Ragnarok
Solen börjar svartna, Jord sänkes i havet,
Från fäsett falla flammande stjärnor;
Upp ångar imma, och elden lågar,
Hettan leker högt mot himlen själv

The sun turns black, Earth sinks in the sea,
The hot stars down from heaven are whirled;
Fierce grows the steam and the life-feeding flame,
Till fire leaps high about heaven itself
Track Name: Rapunzel
Deep beyond the forest's trees
stone towers rise to the sky
Alone the princess sits and weeps;
this is the place she will die
Trapped in her prison so high

How long can they hide her here,
locked away in fortressed room?
Her windows open to the sky
but all she can see is her doom
Trapped in her prison so high

Reach toward the window ledge,
look to the clouds racing by
Barefoot on the precipice,
wind takes away her last sigh
Now is her time to fly
Track Name: Demimonde
Where have you gone my friend?
After time my faith grows cold
If my transgression gave motive that was not my will;
I prayed to God for redemption of my soul
But no whispers of forgiveness did I hear
So I search through dark and unearthly veils
And long for your return

Here in these dark confines
Are my cries just echoes thin?
So far away and so powerless, I cannot return;
I pray to God for release of my soul
From this demimonde where damned, I must abide
Oh please hear my cries for salvation;
Release me from this tomb
Track Name: Elle Est Tombee
Elle est tombée, elle est tombée,
Babylone la grande
Elle est devenue une habitation de démons
Elle est devenue un repaire de tout esprit impur