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Verney 1826 / Press

"Verney 1826 places you in a thought provoking atmosphere with a chilling sense of otherworldly presence. There is something almost spiritual about them as rhythms and pulses form a tribal like incantation at times, while other moments are stripped down to a minimalistic dream and lull you into a melancholy haze.....Verney 1826 has the artistic ability to integrate many elements of gothic, ethereal, neo-classical and electronic into a seamless and absolutely beautiful album, proving they are no one trick pony."

“Gestaltet in Frakturschrift und mit monochromen Fotos von Engelsstatuen und überwucherten Gemäuern kommt die aktuelle CD "Nebelland" auf dem US-Label Shinto Records nicht gerade klischeefrei daher. Aber sind die Metonymien des Gothic nicht vor allem genau das: Klischees eines Untergangs, in dem es sich leben lässt? In zwölf harmonischen und dichten Kompositionen entfaltet Verney 1826 den Blick aufs Nebelland. Dabei bewegt er sich zwischen ambienter Neoklassik, dezentem Neofolk und martialischem Pathos...”

“... This album gives the feeling of opening the pages of a gothic literature, whose pictures are magnified in the mind, unfolded in a neoclassical atmosphere, with the sound of bells, subtle Gregorian chants, laconic piano notes, whispers that suggest hidden secrets in mysterious passageways, or just the beautiful sound of the rain ... Each song creates an old nostalgy between dark ambient & neofolk melodies, samplers, and repetitive chords that invite you to delight in the Gothic of the old school...”

"Sempre più consapevole del proprio talento compositivo, Lionel Verney prosegue nel suo cammino artistico attorniato da musicisti abili e funzionali alla causa, e l'impressione è che, una volta superate le ultime costrizioni mentali, il capolavoro sia alla portata del musicista tedesco: dal canto nostro, continuiamo con convinzione a suggerirvi di dedicare la dovuta attenzione alla bellezza oscura della musica di Verney 1826."

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