Formed back in 1996, and having originally chosen the name Technocratic Conquest, Austrian group, L'Ame Immortelle, release their 5th full album, stepping yet further towards recognition away from their native country. Currently consisting of 3 main members, Hannes, Sonja and Thomas, L'Ame Immortelle have created tunes that are still played in German clubs years after their release. Zwielicht combines the usual sounds, remixing already released albums, and provides an insight into the superb sounds that the band creates, as well as including two pieces of powerful art by the band which are included within the CD case.
Zwielicht, meaning 'Twilight', is interesting for its incorporation of electro music and classical sounds within the goth genre, however, rarely does it develop into a true goth sound. The 12 tracks are beautifully engineered and each one is crisp and distinctive. Rearranging and Judgement have a chilling edge, whilst a number of other tracks have the electro influence and sound similar to dance through the rapidity and spikiness of the beat. The mix of female and male vocals within the electronic symphonies create a differing sound on each track and do not get tiring at all for that reason. The beautiful sounds within Zwielicht are perfect to relax to but also make excellent tracks at other times due to the range of musical talent that is on offer and the varied nature of the recording. Zwielicht is a two CD set. The first CD uses remixes of songs previously released, perhaps not fully proving L'Ame Immortelle's worth as the songs have been altered. The second CD features live video from concerts in Bochum and Mainz, Germany; worth having for the excitement and engagement of the crowd as the band play some of their best creations. The only negative point that can be raised from the recording is the change between electro and classic goth. At times this can be welcome but does affect the mood all too abruptly, spoiling what has previously been developed.