Włochy / Italy
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, formed in 1985, is a neofolk/neoclassical band from Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, that combines modern technology with archaic instrumentation over various media. They describe their music as a cross "between sacred and profane, ethereal and neoclassic, contemporary and early music." Their work has often involved research into European legends and Classical mythology. Contemplation, dreamy experiences, elegiac atmospheres, ritual movements float in a mysterious garden where contemporary textures of notes meet the embracing echo of classic sounds. Their lyrics are written in many ancient and contemporary languages (such as Latin, French, German, English, and their native Italian) as they try to bring to surface the hidden treasures and revelations from each one. Many of their performances take place in locations the band professes to possess specific spiritual qualities. Since the beginning of the group in the late 80's, they have recorded some 20 original LP's.