"Opium Dream Estate beats to his own drum and makes it work. He has created a short yet powerful statement with "Unveiled" that showcases his ability to blend genres into original compositions." (The Equal Ground)
"Voilà ce que j’aime particulièrement, dans ce projet… Une facilité d’évocation, d’images et idées. La musique d’Opium Dream Estate est incontestablement narrative. [...] Laissez-vous donc immerger dans une ODE aux beautés oniriques. Bon voyage." (Les Acteurs de l'Ombre)
"The easiest way to describe this music would be to call it dark neofolk, and indeed it has the special cold and solemn sound of that genre. It is a very old-fashioned music, kind of soundtrack you imagine reading Victorian books." (A Hymn for a Lost Soul)
released September 26, 2013
All songs by Sébastyén D., except "Dead Souls" (written by Joy Division).
Recorded, mixed and mastered at the 7th Crow Studios (Chevilly-Larue, France) from 2012 to 2013.
Artwork by Poussière d'Obsidienne.
With their blend of playfulness and graduate-level instrumentation, Dorcha deftly prove that improvisational zeal and conservatory-level precision aren't mutually exclusive. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 16, 2020