Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Frozen Autumn - Chirality (2011) & Discography

  The Frozen Autumn is an Italian darkwave band, formed in May 1993, characterized by a blend of melancholic vocals, atmospheric gothic-wave and 1980s-style electropop.

  The Frozen Autumn started life as the solo project of Diego Merletto, founded after several years of involvement with various darkwave groups in Turin. The singer, keyboardist and synth programmer employed the talents of guitarist Claudio Brosio during early studio sessions and live performances, then in 1995 the first album, Pale Awakening, was released under the German Weisser Herbst Produktion label. The album was well-received by gothic-wave/dark-romantic fans across Europe, and in 1997 the follow-up was released, Fragments of Memories, this time by Milan-based Eibon records.

   In 1998 Merletto co-founded a side-project called Static Movement with Arianna, who provided guest vocals on the title-track from Fragments of Memories. The duo composed together for six months and in March 1999 the album Visionary Landscapes was released. The musical style of Static Movement was not dissimilar to The Frozen Autumn, however with only electronic instruments being used, the result was a more synthetic coldwave sound. The partnership proved fruitful for both parties and so Arianna became a permanent fixture in The Frozen Autumn line-up, Static Movement remaining their "concept research project".
  After 18 months working on The Frozen Autumn's third album, Emotional Screening Device was released in April 2002 and hailed as the group's best album to date. They decided to leave Eibon Records in 2003 and, while contemplating offers coming in from both Italian and foreign labels, spent over two years on the next album. Is Anybody There? was finally released in September 2005 by the Argentinean label Twilight Records and German label Pandaimonium through Xymox Control.

  Merletto has since been working on his video art which has in recent years become an integral part of the band's live shows, while in addition to playing concerts all over Europe and collaborating with various artists, the duo have (as of October 2006) begun the process of reprinting The Frozen Autumn's back catalogue. In 2009, "Pale Awakening", "Fragments of Memories" and "Visionary Landscapes" were re-printed through Twilight Records. At the same, The Frozen Autumn announced that Ashes is no longer their official fan club. In September 2009, a new official forum was created.
   In December 2009, The Frozen Autumn published in their Facebook a "Manifesto against music killers", stating their position on music sharing over the Internet. In the same article they pointed out that they were exploited by someone who they thought as a good friend.
   In October 2010, four new songs from a new single: "Rallentears" will be performed live. The song is on their new label, Calembour Records, as a forerunner of their next album, called Chirality is released in November 2011.



  • Pale Awakening (1995) - reprint in 2009
  • Fragments of Memories (1997) - reprint in 2009
  • Visionary Landscapes (1999) - From Diego and Arianna's side-project, Static Movement - reprint in 2009
  • The Pale Collection (2000) - Re-printed version of Pale Awakening including a remix of This Time and one new recording.
  • Emotional Screening Device (2002)
  • Is Anybody There? (2005)
  • Chirality (2011)

 The Frozen Autumn - Chirality (2011)

01 Before the storm
02 Sideral solitude
03 Chirality
04 Breathtaking beauty
05 So brave
06 The Exile
07 Victory
08 Rallentears
09 In the golden air
10 The last train


Rallentears (EP 2010)

01 Rallentears
02 So Brave
03 The Last Train
04 Wait For Nothing (Froxy Vox Version)

Is Anybody There (2005)
01 Evening Falls
02 Faceless Names
03 Ashes
04 Polar Plateau
05 Static Cold
06 Oblivion
07 Venetian Blinds
08 Guardian Angel
09 Concavo - Convex
10 Citywards
11 Ashes (Clan Of Xymox Remix)
12 Polar Plateau (Dust Of Basement Remix)

 Emotional Screening Device (2002)
01 Second Sight
02 Silence Is Talking
03 When You Are Sad
04 Wintertag
05 Is Everything Real
06 Precious Lives
07 Emotional Screening Device
08 Verdancy Price
09 Sperm Like Honey
10 Freon Heart Fayence Mind
11 Second Sight


The Pale Collection (2000)
01 This Time (electro mix)
02 Bio Vital

The Pale Collection

Fragments Of Memories (1997)
01 The Echo of My Lies
02 There's No Time to Recall
03 Dusk Is Like a Dagger
04 Winter (Reprise)
05 Don't Cry for Me
06 Chimney's Song
07 Painted Girls
08 Fragments Of Memories
09 I'm Coming From Nowhere
10 The Forgotten Frontier

Pale Awakening (1995)

01 Pale Awakening (Intro)
02 Again
03 Winter
04 Another Tear
05 Onyria
06 This Time (80's song)
07 In The Nightime
08 Wait For Nothing
09 Scent of Innocence
10 When The Dreams Become Memories


Luis Baptista said...

Love Love Love....

Night Admirer said...

Beautiful and pure frozen wave, I Love them very much!!
Thank you Luis :))