Music written between 2009-2010, originally released by Dead Scarlet Records in January 2011.
"Dark chocolate diamonds poured from all sides as I listen to the aural sorcery of LeVant. Part brooding, part ethereal-a perfect soundtrack for a rainy night. The goth in me loves this. I am sure kids who grew up listening to Diary of Dreams, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and Rasputina will love this work from a gifted Romanian composer" (Sphere Music)
“LeVant is the brainchild of George D. Stanciulescu, initially created as a side project to his neoclassical darkwave act Ad Ombra. As a contrast to Ad Ombra, LeVant is sublime electronica, combining ethereal and sacred sounds with uptempo beats and samples. The debut CD “Beyond The Masque Of Eden”[*] was released in December 2010 and, despite a limited 500 copies edition being made available, it has managed to spread across the nations” (Terrorizer , UK, featured LeVant as “Band of the week” in April 2011)
"La séduction sonore est assurée par des compositions aux sonorités électroniques orchestrales sombres et crystallines. Ajouter à ceci la beauté de choeurs d'anges déchus, un zeste de samples cinématographiques et la présence bien placée d'une guitare ensorcelante et vous obtenez LeVant : un cocktail à déguster sans modération !" (Dark Divine Magazine, France, 2011 - named the debut CD as the "Album of the month")
“Una celestial essencia que, en manos del alma mater del grupo, George D. Stanciulescu, se presentan con un selecto estilo musical que sera del agrado de los melomanos mas exigentes con la vanguardia y la innovacion” (Lux Atenea Webzine, Spain)
“Sarei curioso di ammirare LEVANT dal vivo, e mi auguro che gli organizzatori del Gotik Treffen di Leipzig scoprano, come noi, la vena di brillante originalitá di questo lavoro” (Rosa Selvaggia Webzine, 2011).
“ George D. Stanciulescu’s compositions are a fascinating voyage, that is redolent at moments of great composition of dark cross-genres, in a flow of sound that leaves you no alternative but to pick up and carry on the majestic and thoroughly intellectual tracks” (Viva Music , 2011)
released January 1, 2011
George D. Stănciulescu: producer, orchestrations / arrangements, electronic devices / samples / synthesizers.
Mihai Mahalu: acoustic and electric guitars
Alexandra Damian: mezzo-soprano / choir
Sampled recitations from the literary work of R.M. Rilke, E.A.Poe & M. Eminescu.
LeVant is the project of Romanian producer George D. Stanciulescu. By ingeniously fusing vocal melodies and catchy club
grooves with well-crafted electronics and some experimental structures, LeVant aims to reveal a few selected incarnations of the virtually infinite possibilities of sonic becoming....more