Amber Asylum

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Amber Asylum
Origin United States
Genres Neoclassical, dark ambient, post-rock, gothic rock, progressive metal, folk metal, avant-garde metal[1]
Labels Profound Lore Records (present)
Release Entertainment (1997–2000)
Website www.amberasylum.com

Amber Asylum is a highly variable San Francisco-based music group that serves as a platform for composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Kris Force.[2] Other members and performers have included Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Annabel Lee, Martha Burns, Charlotte Bolster, long-time collaborator Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon/Giant Squid/Asunder), Erica Stoltz (Lost Goat), Wendy Farina, Lorraine Rath (The Gault/Worm Ouroboros), Sarah Schaffer (Weakling), John Cobbet (Hammers of Misfortune/Ludicra), Eric Wood (Man Is The Bastard, Bastard Noise), Leila Abdul Rauf (Saros), Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush/Graves At Sea), Andrew Veskoukis (Akphaezya), Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of Misfortune), and Sarah Brady.[3][4]

Amber Asylum's music is generally within the neoclassical or dark ambient genres, and it tends towards the romantic, introspective, and brooding. Violin and cello are the dominant instruments.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Frozen in Amber (1996, Elfenblut/Misanthropy) (reissued 2003, Neurot Recordings)[5]
  • The Natural Philosophy of Love (1997, Relapse Records)
  • Songs of Sex and Death (1999, Relapse Records)
  • The Supernatural Parlour Collection (2000, Relapse Records)
  • GardenOfLoveAutonomySuiteStillPoint 10" vinyl EP, (2005, Self Released)
  • Garden of Love EP, (2006, Paradigms Recordings)
  • Still Point (2007, Profound Lore Records)
  • Bitter River (2009, Profound Lore Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Amber Asylum". MusicMight. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Release Entertainment biography.
  3. ^ House of Tudor, Silke Tudor, SF Weekly, January 22, 2003. Accessed on line December 2, 2007.
  4. ^ Amber Asylum, biography, AllMusic. Accessed on line December 2, 2007.
  5. ^ Discography from official web site.

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