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Germans Umbra et Imago again being taken to Moscow erotic show

January 10 2007

Eccentric and provocative image of the Germans with sadomasochistic Umbra et Imago, speakers in the past March at "point" again come to Moscow. Those who first visited their concert were under the impression, and those who have already visited their concert in Europe also were disappointed. Mr Mozart and his team were excellent, and their frank show in the Gothic environment was discussed for many months.

Photos from the speech, see here.

Representatives of the goth scene Umbra et Imago won in Europe scandal, and their sado-masochistic image was the "face" of the group, due to this SM-culture is now directly associated with the gothic music.

One of the components of success Umbra et Imago - deep, often ironic lyrics.

"Many of the songs related to interpersonal relationships, philosophical reflection, often inspired by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche - comments Mozart, frontman and vocalist. - Of course, much of the poetry is devoted to understanding sexual themes: from Greek antiquity to the fantasies of the 21 st century.

Early in his career Umbra Et Imago experimented with the gothic, new wave and EBM. Their debut album, Traume, Sex und Tod (1992) with success, and at the end of the year the group was invited to take part in the festival Zillo. Vivid performances, invariably accompanied by the stunning visual effects, could not leave the audience indifferent.

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A year later, was released energetic Infantile Spiele (1993). Composition Gothic Erotic became a dance hit and for a long time occupied the first lines of the European charts. From the album Gedanken eines Vampirs (1995) Umbra et Imago sounded a new, successfully combining the gothic rock and gothic metal with electronic elements in music appeared dominant guitar. An integral part of the legendary erotic show Umbra et Imago steel model.

In 1997, took a triumphant performance Umbra Et Imago's biggest Gothic Festival Gothic und Wave Treffen in Leipzig. And in November the same year was released live album The Hard Years. One of the most popular album Umbra et Imago Machina Mundi was published in spring 1998. After recording a split single Weinst du? (1999), the musicians went on tour with the now iconic folk-industrial German group Tanzwut.

After numerous tours in Europe and America, concerts, Umbra et Imago were still in demand and always always sold out. Their albums and singles came one after another, and each new release has been successful in previous (Mystica Sexualis - Machina Mundi - The Hard Years - Mea Culpa - Dunkle Energie). In 2002, the release of a concert DVD Die Welt brennt, including a special section devoted to the ideology of the group and fragments of the best live performances.

With the release of new album, Memento Mori (2004), music has become more rigorous, dynamic and emotional. The album is presented in Dolby Surround sound ideal and mixed at Twilight Sound Studio. The last drive of Motus Animi, issued in early January 2005 to 14-year anniversary of the group includes not only new songs, but also remixes of songs from older albums. Over the remixes included such eminent musicians as Wumpscut, The Retrosic, ASP, Atrocity, Monozelle, Dracul, Peter Heppner (Wolfsheim).

Umbra Et Imago will perform February 16 in Moscow in club "Point".

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