Decay - Dysrieuses" CD
tracks, 45:45 minutes]
I - Etasthesie
II - Emerance [Available on Radio]
III - Eabelia
IV - Sulvisyan [Available on Radio]
V - Viversie
VI - Ambrause [Lyrics]
VII - Iristhetique
VIII - Etesse [Available on Radio]
IX - Elystea
X - Exalyne [Lyrics]
XI - Evarestique
XII - Inkerosa
is the sixth official album of Life's Decay. It follows
its evolution towards a completely acoustical orchestration,
this time, nevertheless, with a much more aggressive and
dynamic music than in the previous album Eklaasera. In addition
to classical instruments such as the cello, the piano or
the violin, the bass part is more important as well as the
guitar recorded in a more or less saturated way. An organ,
even more saturated, is played in some parts. Small atmosphere
instruments such as the harmonica, chimes, or a xylophone
are also present and so are the industrial drums, the martial
percussions as well as many experimental sounds made from
pieces of metal or other various objects, all representing
a very important part in the project's music.
Dysrieuses is carried by the feminine voice and its eclectic
lyrics, both dark and poetic, always written in French.
Moving between or playing with the instruments, the voice
goes sweet or turns into a more violent energy.
It is getting hard to describe swiftly the personality and
originality of Life's Decay's music which sounds both modern
and of all times, digging into old times or possibly invented
ones. It is certainly going through a range of musical influences
like classical music, industrial music, even pop-rock, but
it remains globally dark, experimental, tinted with ambiances
at the same time martial, poetic, steampunk or deluxe-retro.
As in the previous editions, everything has been entirely
achieved by Alea and Lyktwasst : the music as well as the
design and the texts decorating the booklet.
Decay - Lakasteasya" CD
tracks, 47:00 minutes]
I - Introclusion
II - Sezession
III - Extzen
IV - Waerkstats
V - Ronces
VI - Textural
VII - Organium
VIII - Regimental
IX - Secate
X - Chevalise
XI - Noises
XII - Kaliber
is an album made of 12 exclusive or rare tracks which have
never been officially on another Life's Decay album. They
were recorded between 2003, the year when Life's Decay began,
and 2008, the year of release of this disc. This album also
celebrates five years of active creation and production
that we see as a prelude to our futur work. "Lakasteasya"
closes these five years. Now, all the tracks that have marked
this period are available on CD.
"Lakasteasya" was released shortly after the fifth official
Life's Decay album - "Eklaasera." Like the mCD of 2003,
this album is not considered as "official" because it consists
more of a collection of songs rather than an album marking
the hard work of a specific year.
Since the tracks on this disc comes from a work of five
full years, but punctually collected in time, there is a
wide variety of musical influences from neo-classical /
martial industrial to experimental, to darwave, even metal
and dark ambient.
Also note that for the sake of exclusivity and rarity, all
artworks, photographs and elements of the booklet accompanying
the CD have never been printed before.
If you already have the previous Life's Decay albums, "Lakasteasya"
will ideally complete your collection. Otherwise, it is
not the first album to choose.
Decay - Eklaasera" CD
tracks, 51:30 minutes]
I - Szelenia
II - Swanics
III - Valensky [Available on Radio]
IV - Cavaleraie
V - Exaissance
VI - Merker
VII - Eveen [Available on Radio]
VIII - Eisenval
IX - Delyssia [Lyrics]
X - Efleura
XI - Rokterdam
XII - Sequestel
is Life's Decay fifth album. It has the particularity of
being made of acoustic recordings only. This is a real evolution
in the music of the duo. Around ten classical and acoustic
instruments were used to make this album such as a piano,
cello, violin, guitar, trumpet, accordion, bass, chime and
various percussions and experimental sounds.
A lot of work has been made on the percussion and on the
sound researchs in order to create particular and unique
rythms whether from a music box mecanism or from some large
drums, from glass ringings to some breath recordings.
The feminine voice still entirely in french language which
remains a major asset to Life's Decay. The voice walks among
the instruments, sometimes whispered, sometimes energetic
but always anchored to the project's universe.
"Eklaasera" can not be described with a single
musical style, it is a travel through various influences,
experimental classical music sometimes filled with some
country folk or even post-apocalyptic jazz.
The general atmosphere is dark,
industrial and especially Retro & Luxury.
The mixing and mastering of this fifth album is also gaining
in quality compared to previous albums.
Eklaasera in addition to its Retro
Luxury packaging comes with a 16-pages booklet containing
all the latest artworks and all the latest photographs
of the project, including also all the album lyrics and
Decay - Szilentia" CD
tracks, 50:30 minutes]
I - Retroscape
II - Inksterna [Available on Radio]
III - Calm
IV - Stukarcht
V - Sziktalia
VI - Diluvia
VII - Katalena
VIII - Descence [Available on Radio]
IX - Claressa
X - Lawsia
XI - Ambvience
XII - Lektvr
Decay is back with this fourth album ! It is composed of
12 tracks made of neo-classical, dark martial industrial
and experimental pop music. A better sound quality as well
as more variety in the compositions are a part of the evolution
of Szilentia which offers a more mature album.
So we can find certain tracks there even more accessible
and more popular than previously whereas others will be
more aggressive and more experimental, without being a return
to basics. Life's Decay remain recognizable through its
compositions involving ranges of classical instruments with
developed percussions and rhythms, sometimes martial.
But the project also continues its search in a wide variety
of experimental instruments and sounds which renews ceaselessly
the music as well as the concept in which the importance
is major. The presence of certain acoustic instruments can
also be felt such as of the accordion, the violin, the bass
and the acoustic guitar. Without forgetting the feminine
voice which gain in power.
Like every Life Decay's albums, Szilentia comes in a packaging
with the lastests retro-luxury artworks that represent perfectly
the project's atmosphere.
Decay - Lysselia" CD
tracks, 62:30 minutes]
I - Majestueuse
II - Espoirs
III - Untitled
IV - Novarch
V - Else [Available on Radio]
VI - Errklass
VII - Sphere
VIII - Classartic
IX - Stuereva
X - Lounge
XI - Gloria
[Available on Radio]
XII - Wheire
Life’s Decay - Lysselia » is the third album
from Life’s Decay. It has 12 tracks for more than
62:30 minutes of music.
The production is still high quality like the others CD
from the project and it is also once again quite different
from the other albums. The album is mainly influenced by
neo-classical / dark martial industrial and also from other
underground or more popular influences that makes Life’s
Decay an unique project. We have here are a « retro
» feeling from the years 1930 / 1940 with some martial
and dark industrial parts characterized by some heavy percussions
which are sometimes quite experimental. The music is mainly
composed by strings instruments (like violin, cello etc.)
and other classical and experimental instruments. The whole
music is completed by a sweet and melodic feminine voice.
The project is still going in its experimental way but it
has now a very accessible sound that everyone can enjoy,
even if the influences are mainly from the underground.
Decay - Anleva" CD
[12 tracks, 64 minutes] [released
I - Incorrect!
II - Droiture
III - Morale
IV - Madam
V - Retropolis
VI - Elegance
VII - Artificial
VIII - Populart
IX - Sensitive [Available on Radio]
X - Elektric
XI - Systersia [Available on Radio]
XII - Neoclassical
album of Life's Decay, 12 tracks, 64 minutes of music High
quality prints & artworks. (comes with two different
booklets) This album is more accessible then the first album,
with french & english female vocals and a "retro"
and "militaristic" feeling, influenced by : Industrial,
neo-classical, martial neo-folk, darkwave & dark ambient
Review : Promising new neo-folk / industrial act Life's
Decay incorporate male / female vocals into their esoteric
dark electro textures. Sometimes martial in sound and at
other times quite melodic and enchanting, the result is
divine music for the esoterically industrial. Presented
with Deluxe, beautifuly designed graphix.
Decay - Art Decay Extremism" CD
[13 tracks, 62 minutes] [released
I - Imperivm
II - Krieg
III - Omnes Vulnerant Ultima Necat
[Available on Radio]
IV - L'impure
V - Desespoir Suicidaire
VI - Experimental Perfection Search
VII - Mental Extermination
VIII - Renaissance
IX - Endtroduction
X - Instruction
XI - Manifeste
XII - Art Fa*****
XIII - Noise's Abstract Beauty
Experimental" music : 13 tracks, 62 minutes of music.
High quality prints. First album of Life's Decay, influenced
by black/doom metal and dark ambient/noise with some martial/industrial
Decay - Human Art Decay [first suicide]" CD
tracks, 19:00 minutes] [Originally
released : 20/07/2003]
I - Experimental Perfection Search
II - Mental Extermination
III - Renaissance
Art Decay [first suicide] has been the first CD released
by Life's Decay. At the time, this CD of 19 minutes was
printed and shaped by Lyktwasst. This mCD has been limited
and sold to 149 copies during the year 2003.
Although the "Endtroduction" title has been the
first track created by Lyktwasst, "Human Art Decay
[first suicide]", includes the three following tracks
that were composed.
This new version of the mCD, released in 2009, is a professional
version produced in industrial quantities. Although there
was a partial loss of database files, it remains in all
aspects, similar to the original version. No text, visual
or sound has been changed.
Thus, this CD represents the origin of Life's Decay. Lyktwasst
was alone in the project and the music, like the visuals,
was particularly dark and aggressive, influenced by genres
such as doom metal, black/death metal, dark ambient and
This new release emphasizes a desire from Life's Decay to
retain its history.
Note that the song "Endtroduction" and these three
tracks are also listed on Life's Decay first official album
: "Art Decay Extremism", released in 2004.