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Liv Kristine

"River Of Diamonds", das sechste Soloalbum der lebenden Legende, setzt den Weg fort, den die international hochgelobte EP "Have Courage Dear Heart" (2021) eingeschlagen hat.

 

Alle Stücke des neuen Albums wurden von Livs langjährigem Freund Tommy Olsson (Theatre of Tragedy, Long Night) in seinem Black Rider Records Studio in Tau, nahe Liv Kristine‘s Geburtsort Stavanger in Norwegen, komponiert.

 

Die sorgfältige Beschäftigung mit den Kompositionen, die 2021 und 2022 immer wieder aus Tommy‘s Schwester Carmen Elise Espenæs (Savn, Midnattsol) tritt als außergewöhnliche Duettpartnerin auf dem schnelleren Titel "Love Me High" auf. Außerdem ist Liv‘s Ehemann Michael Espenæs die Stimme hinter den hochemotionalen männlichen Vocals auf Jon Lords Meisterwerk "Pictured Within". Ein weiteres Cover, "True Colours" (Cindy Lauper), wurde von Ecor (Rocco Cogliati) mit Keyboards und Klavier neu eingespielt.

 

"Jeder Song folgt einem Pfad von starker Authentizität und ungebundener Kreativität, was mein innerstes und erstes Kriterium seit "Theatre Of Tragedy" (1995), "Deus Ex Machina" (1998) und "Lovelorn" (Leaves' Eyes) ist. Die Lebenslinie, die durch alle zwölf Kompositionen fließt, enthüllt einen auf dem Herzen basierenden persönlichen Weg, einen Sinn für tiefere Wahrheit und eine Seelenvision des reinen Glücksbewusstseins - ein ewiger Fluss aus Diamanten." (Liv Kristine)
 

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„River Of Diamonds", the sixth solo album by the living legend, continues on the path set by the EP "Have Courage Dear Heart" (2021), which received great international acclaim.

 

All tracks on the new album were composed by Liv's long-time friend Tommy Olsson (Theatre of Tragedy, Long Night) at his Black Rider Records studio in Tau, near Liv Kristine's birthplace of Stavanger in Norway.
 

Carefully spending time with the compositions that kept coming out of Tommy's studio in 2021 and 2022 felt just right, like a yin-yang experience: music & pre-mix (Tommy O.), own lyrics and melodies, the finishing touches (mix & master by Eroc) and visuals (photos by M. Rohbach) merged into exactly the album Liv Kristine had passionately longed for.

"Our Immortal Day" is a duet with the incomparable singer Østen Bergøy (Long Night, Tristania). "I just love that Sisters of Mercy feeling" (Liv about the song).
 

Fernando (Moonspell) lifted the title track "River of Diamonds" to a new, magical level. Liv Kristine's sister Carmen Elise Espenæs (Savn, Midnattsol) appears as an exceptional duet partner on the faster track "Love Me High". In addition, Liv's husband, Michael Espenæs is the voice behind the highly emotional male vocals on Jon Lord's masterpiece "Pictured Within". Another cover, "True Colours" (Cindy Lauper), was beautifully re-recorded by Ecor (Rocco Cogliati) with keyboards and piano.
 

“Each song follows a path of strong authenticity and unbound creativity, which is my innermost and first criterion since “Theatre Of Tragedy” (1995), “Deus Ex Machina” (1998) and “Lovelorn” (Leaves’ Eyes). The lifeline that flows through all twelve compositions unveils a heart-based personal path, a sense of deeper truth and a soul vision of pure bliss consciousness - an eternal river of diamonds.” (Liv Kristine)

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