Ixion belong to the new breed of doom metal bands that have one foot firmly placed on the prog metal side of things. While they might not be as prog as a band like While Heaven Wept, they do use keyboards as a lead instrument many times. Their sound does harken back to bands like Tiamat, who pushed the limits on what was considered doom.“Enfant de la Nuit” is dark but at the same time has a lot of beauty and melody that isn’t always part of the doom genre. Having an atmospheric, almost ambient touch to many of the songs actually feels perfect with the darker, heavier sound. It’s two halves of the same whole.
An updating of the Faust legend, with a dash of Fritz Lang's "Der Müde Tod", to a 1950's Paris recreated in vividly abstract expressionistic sets. The film cost a small fortune to make and was virtually ignored on its release, demolished with vitriol by the critics of the Cahier du cinema. Because of that, its reputation is virtually zero. The film is, in fact, a gem of inventive, imaginative, technically stunning filmmaking totally out of reach for most of the New Wave directors.
In late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was presented at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Benserade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be forever associated with him. This unmissable world premiere recording presents a reconstruction of the work created by Sebastien Dauce that includes music by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi.