This month, Projekt reprinted four of Aurelio Voltaire’s releases; five of the six are now in earth-saving non-jewel box packaging. To celebrate, we’ve put his entire catalog on sale for $10; and BOO HOO is a free download, to boot!
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“The dark angel is back!!” (Sanctuary Magazine). On his year-2000 second album, “Voltaire takes a positively Goth subject matter approach, but the music and feel of the songs are decidedly cabaret / goth cabaret.” (Lexicon Magazine) “Almost Human is clearly the work of a clever but twisted mind stuck somewhere between pop genius and 18th Century lunatic minstrel.” (Meltdown, UK) “Sort of like Morrissey, given a string quartet & cross bred with a bitter gothy version of Weird Al Yankovich, right down to the polka.” (Dark Entries webzine)
Original Year-2000 Description:
On his debut release, Voltaire satirized the concept of Evil and the many ways it manifests itself in the world. Now, two years later, Voltaire returns with a more lighthearted look at life from the perspective of God's angelic cast-off, Lucifer, driven by pride to attempt the first failed coup in history.
Singing in a deep, velvety croon with all the passion, sorrow and bitterness of a fallen angel, Voltaire has crafted an album full of haunting Old World melodies and memorable pop tunes that you won't be able to get out of your head without a guillotine. Always the devilish wordsmith, Voltaire's songs dance between the sardonic, the heartfelt and the absurd. Whether he is singing about a lost love or a public beheading, Voltaire effervesces in a playfully boisterous mix of wit and old-fashioned merriment.
Spontaneously full of mirth and dark humor, Almost Human blurs the gap between the 18th and 21st centuries. This is pop music for a parallel universe, where Morrissey is the Queen of England and electricity was never discovered. Cleverly combining classical instruments with present-day song structures, Voltaire's New Wave band from the Victorian Era cavort through a cabaret suitable for the most contemporary of dance floors.