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Hexperos - The Veil Of Queen Mab FLAC album

Hexperos - The Veil Of Queen Mab FLAC album
Performer: Hexperos
Title: The Veil Of Queen Mab
Released: 15 Oct 2010
Label: Equilibrium Music
Country: Portugal
Style: Neo-Classical, Neofolk, Ethereal
Catalog #: EQM024
Genre: Classical / World and Folk
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 982
Formats: CD, Album
FLAC size: 2650 mb
MP3 size: 1293 mb


2The Fairy Appears1:56
3El Velo Azul3:39
4A Forest4:18
5Summoning Of The Artists3:18
Classical Guitar – Riccardo PrencipeComposed By – Manuel De Falla
7Moon Spell2:44
8Le Lacrime Di Proserpina
Lyrics By – Alda Merini
9Summatem Deam3:57
10A Reason To Live4:25
11A Midsummer Night's Dream1:58
12Queen Mab3:51
13Diadem Of The Night5:35
14Time Of Spirit5:02


  • BassoonManuel Manzitti
  • Composed ByAlessandra Santovito (tracks: 1-13), Francesco Forgione (tracks: 1-13)
  • Double Bass, Cello, Keyboards, Bodhrán, Djembe, Harp [Bardic], Programmed By, Recorded By, Mixed ByFrancesco Forgione
  • Dulcimer [Hammered], Voice, Flute, Lyrics ByAlessandra Santovito
  • Harp [Celtic]Francesca Romana Di Nicola
  • LayoutJoão Monteiro, Nuno Roberto
  • Mastered ByFrédéric Chaplain
  • Photography ByMalgorzata Maj
  • Violin, ViolaAlessandro Pensa


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
EQM024Hexperos The Veil Of Queen Mab ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Equilibrium MusicEQM024Portugal2010


Lyrics on Queen Mab and El Velo Azul freely inspired by Shakespeare and Ruben Darió.

Pressed on gold disc and housed in a matt-varnished Digipak with gold foil print.


  • Barcode: 5600323960248
  • Matrix / Runout: A0101629895-0101 15 A01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555


  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0101629895-0101
  • Recorded At – Hexperos Studio
  • Mixed At – Hexperos Studio
  • Mastered At – Magic Mastering Studios


I saved the best for my final review in 2k11.
My personal highlight so far this year, a new discovery,
despite that the album dates back to 2010.

Nevertheless it is the latest full length opus, the 2nd by the Italian duo to be precise, which has been released on a Portuguese label. Obviously the duo is a couple too. This is reflected in their sound, which is greatly harmonic and consistent. Due to the birth of their daughter in 2011, they paused in their musical output I suspect.

I came across their band name only on two samplers from 2008:
"Nikolaevka", and "In the Darkroom Vol.1". Their contributions on the two Italian compilations are very quiet indeed, and do not stand out much. But their latest work is much more forward going, and versatile.

At least 2 tracks are good dance tunes. First and foremost:
"Queen Mab", which is featured on the video mentioned in this posting, as well as "El Velo Azul", which happen to be online on YouTube too. So watch out for upcoming playlists of mine, which will feature those titles.

A good definition of their sound would be Ethereal, mixed with Martial Industrial und Modern Classical elements.

Dead Can Dance meets Rosa Crvx?
I leave it for you to decide.

The blending of those elements makes their sound so interesting. It is at no point boring or sounds one-dimensional. They know exactly what their up for. The beautiful opera-like vocals by Alessandra Santovito are bedded into the compositions of her partner Francesco Forgione. A fitting and very pleasant work, which profits immensely from the arrangements with acoustic instruments, e.g. acoustic guitar, harp, reeds, strings and percussion.

That's as good as it gets.


(10/10) Points

Fenris W.
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