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Internazionale - Elegy For The Victors 12"

17 EUR
Putojefe Records / Posh Isolation

A subtly appealing tape in a pink cover with an imposing artwork of highly erotic nuances: this cassette, originally promoted as “Candy-Coloured Sex-Shop Electronics”, is the absolute gem of Internazionale's discography and is clearly destined to become a timeless modern classic.

Together with the track “The Charnel House”, included on the compilation Ny Dansk Romantik, the excellent craftsmanship of Elegy For The Victors quickly evoked the loyal admiration of listeners worldwide who were captivated by its charm. This earned the Danish artist a cult status and established him as an accomplished composer.

The ambient music with an industrial flair of his earlier releases becomes organic in Elegy For The Victors and acquires life: a life depicting gorgeously melodious passages which tell a story of happy sadness or of sad happiness.

Such narrative is constructed by means of a lo-fi but majestic and emotionally charged sensitivity, gentle waves of haunting loops, cinematic samples and sweet maritime sounds which will hypnotise you.

This is the long-awaited remastered vinyl reissue with a new artwork which, beautifully and more appropriately, captures the melancholic essence of a masterpiece of rarefied elegance.