Era's eponymous debut album may be a little too similar to Enigma for some tastes, but Eric Levi is a skilled producer who's capable of making engaging soundscapes. So even if Era doesn't sound groundbreaking, it doesn't sound bad either, and anyone who likes the hypnotic classical-dance fusion sound that was all the rage in the early '90s will find this quite entertaining…
Era is the eponymous debut album by Eric Lévi's new-age project Era, first released in 1996 and re-released in 1998. Era mixes Gregorian chants and occasionally world music with contemporary electronic arrangements. It is reminiscent of new-age music projects such as Enigma, Gregorian, and Deep Forest. Lyrics are written in Pseudo-Latin and English, and some are based on beliefs of the 13th century French Christian Catholic Apostolic Roman, the Cathars. The band has sold more than 12 million albums. They are best known for their singles "Ameno" and "Madona". Era's live shows and music videos often feature artists dressed in medieval or traditional clothes and armour. Usually, actors Pierre Bouisierie and Irene Bustamante perform at Era shows.
Two years after issuing the album "Diva Latina", the singer and actress Arielle Dombasle announces the release of a new disc recorded with Era, "Arielle Dombasle by Era," July 1. Ten tracks recorded and arranged by Eric Levi, at the crossroads of two worlds that have never been so close.
Era mixes Gregorian chants and occasionally world music with contemporary electronic arrangements. It is reminiscent of New Age music projects such as Enigma, Gregorian and Deep Forest. Era lyrics are written in Pseudo-Latin, as well as in English. Some of them are based on beliefs of the XIII century French Christian sect, the Cathars.