Je suis le Ténébreux
2LP/CD/DL Fabrique Records FAB058
Release date: October 21
October 21 2016 will see the release of Christopher Chaplin’s first solo album « Je suis le Ténébreux“, which has been partly recorded at AIR’s Atlas Studio in Paris and various studios in the UK. It combines experimental musical influences around a sixteenth century text, an epitaph known as the “Enigma of Bologna”.
The album will also feature the voices of HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS and CHRISTINE ROEDELIUS, French actress and soprano JUDITH CHEMLA and Italian tenor PINO COSTALUNGA, as well as the text and voice of poet CLAUDIA Schumann.
„The album is based on the Enigma of Bologna, a text in Latin from the XVI century inscribed on a tombstone near Bologna, Italy. The text describes a man named Lucius Agatho Priscius and a mysterious woman named Aelia Laelia Crispis. Not much can be said about the enigma, other than it holds a certain fascination. As André Pieyre de Mandiargues once put it: beware of resolving the enigma of the stone, lest it loses its power.“ – Christopher Chaplin, 2016