Ars Musica (album)

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Ars Musica
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Studio album by Dark Moor
Released 18 June 2013
Recorded Late 2012
Genre Power metal, symphonic metal, neoclassical metal
Length 55:55
Label Scarlet Records
Dark Moor chronology
Ancestral Romance
(2010)Ancestral Romance2010
Ars Musica
(2013)
Project X
(2015)Project X2015

Ars Musica is the ninth full-length album by the Spanish power metal band Dark Moor, released on 18 June 2013.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ars Musica (Intro)" - 02:05
  2. "First Lance of Spain" - 05:06
  3. "This Is My Way" - 04:17
  4. "The Road Again" - 04:34
  5. "Together as Ever" - 04:53
  6. "The City of Peace" - 04:08
  7. "Gara and Jonay" - 04:27
  8. "Living in a Nightmare" - 04:22
  9. "El Último Rey" - 05:18
  10. "St. James Way" - 04:07
  11. "Asturias (Outro suite)" - 05:32
  12. "The Road Again" (Acoustic version - Bonus track on some CDs) - 02:43
  13. "Living in a Nightmare" (Orchestral version - Bonus track on some CDs) - 04:19

Japanese edition bonus disc[edit]

These tracks are orchestral versions of some songs including a bonus track.

  1. "The Road Again (Acoustic version)" - 02:43
  2. "Living in a Nightmare" - 04:19
  3. "This Is My Way" - 04:06
  4. "Together As Ever" - 04:15
  5. "El Ultimo Rey" - 04:38
  6. "First Lance Of Spain" - 04:57
  7. "Bohemian Caprice (Bonus Track)" - 02:51

Concepts[edit]

  • "First Lance of Spain" is based in the life of Diego de Leon.
  • "The City of Peace" is based on the city of Toledo, known as 'The Three Cultures City'.
  • "Gara & Jonay" is based on a legend from La Gomera & Tenerife islands
  • "Living in a Nightmare" is based in the life of the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya,
  • "El Ultimo Rey" means "The Last King" in Spanish and is based in the life of the last Granada Muslim king, Boabdil el Chico
  • "Saint James' Way" is inspired in the legendary tradition in Spanish culture.[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Alfred Romero - vocals & acoustic guitars
  • Enrik García - guitars & piano
  • Mario García - bass
  • Roberto Cappa - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Berenice Musa - soprano voice
  • Luigi Stefanini - piano on #03, hammond organ on #06

Production[edit]

  • Luigi Stefanini - Producer
  • Nathlia Suellen - Cover art

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DARK MOOR". Eternal Terror. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ cal, CROM. "Album Title & Artwork Revealed By Dark Moor". Metal Underground. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Hensch, Matt. "Dark Moor - Ars Musica Review". Accu Radio. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 

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