Five years after the compilation album "Open Wounds", Italian 'suicide pop' trio Spiritual Front will release its new album, "Amour Braque" via Auerbach Tonträger / Prophecy Productions. French for 'Mad Love', "Amour Braque" is conceptually described as "a sincere and cruel analysis of what love/sex relations are, a path that switches between tenderness and rot".
Formed in 1999 as the solo project of Simone H. Salvatori, Spiritual Front dubs its sound "catchy ballads for heartbreaker nihilist youth"; its Morricone-inspired neofolk channels art rock, tango, new wave and country influences through a modern lens. Spiritual Front's unique musical identity is a reflection of Salvatori's savoir-faire which sees the frontman as a sort of Machiavellian playboy, merging Las Vegas-esque pomp and stomp with a surly suggestiveness, lending the band's sound a hedonistic flair. The lyrical themes shared by Salvatori deal with issues such as searching for self-identity, sexuality, harsh realities and angry break-ups, each tinted with sarcasm, nihilism and biting humor. In its time as a band, Spiritual Front has contributed to the soundtracks of the TV series "Las Vegas" and the motion picture "Saw 2" as well as independent films, theatre productions and modern ballets.
"Amour Braque" is Spiritual Front's sixth full-length album. The record combines gloomy alternative rock, dark folk and chamber pop with standout 60's blues rock vibes. Featuring striking cover art by cult surrealist artist Saturno Buttò, "Amour Braque" features guest musicians Matt Howden, King Dude, Client and more.
"Amour Braque" will be released as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP and 2CD book edition (hardcover, 18x18cm, 48 pages with enhanced artwork, featuring full-length 12-track bonus CD); parallel to "Amour Braque" Prophecy will reissue Spiritual Front's classic album "Armageddon Gigolo", also as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP and 2CD book edition (hardcover, 18x18cm, 48 pages with enhanced artwork, featuring 15-track bonus CD).
Tracklist: 01. Intro/Love's vision 02. Tenderness through violence 03. Disaffection 04. The abyss of heaven 05. Children of the black light 06. Pain is love 07. Beauty and decay 08. Devoted to you 09. This past was only mine 10. Battuage 11. An end named hope 12. The man I've become 13. Vladimir central
Bonus CD: 01. Battuage reprise 02. Devotion like emptiness 03. This past was never mine 04. The tender caress of violence 05. I am your black sun 06. My heart out 07. Don't speak my name 08. My Dead charade 09. Does your sex open any door? 10. Dear Lucifer (acoustic version) 11. Protect me 12. My love won't fade (acoustic version)
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