In Nomine Dei Nostri(Inni Alle Dee), Dianadea, review, rockers and other animals

Band: Dianadea

Title: In Nomine Dei Nostri (Inni Alle Dee)
Genre: Dark - Ambient
Release date: 2020

1. Inno  A Selene
2. Inno A Diana Tribal Version
3. Nno A Diana Sinth Version
4. Inno A Ekate
5. Inno A Inanna
6. Inno A Iside
7. Inno A Venere
8. L'incarico Della Dea
9. Tana Ed Endamone
10. We All Came Ot The Goddess
11. Occhi Nel Mare

The focus of the work has different perspectives which are encountered and can be analysed separately. They are the expression of the musician's personal path.
These songs are in contrast to the homogenization of each native root we are living, making them more linked to the land where they are born.
Orphic hymns with poetry dedicated to the goddess Diana, Isis and Selene.
Nippur's plates from which is taken a short passage from Inanna's descent into hell, a passage from Lucretius' Rerum Natura dedicated to Venus, Leland's gospel of the witch (an expression of Italian witchcraft in the region of Tuscany), from which two passages are taken. The only personal song, born from Dianadea's rich historical knowledge, is Occhi nel Mare dedicated to the goddess Selene.
The purpose of these ancient songs is to make them alive, elaborate, and bring them to knowledge in order to fully understand our historical and cultural journey.
In Nomine Dei Nostri means IN THE NAME OF OUR GOD but it is there precisely to remain wrong in that INNI ALLE DEE, a plurality of the human soul that must be recovered beyond the theocentrism that cancels any personality.
Hymn to Selene is the only song that belongs to the first work with the progeto Dianadea.
The whole work was created to raise funds for a friend's epileptic cat, but the tension that could be shared more significantly, made it possible to share it more with more listeners.
The hymn to Diana has two very different arrangements, one tribal and the other sinth, two versions that manage to involve precisely because of their size.
Inno A Ekate, the pre-Indo-European origin character who was taken up in Greek and Roman mythology and then transported to Greek and Roman religion, a fascinating track that reminds us of our cultural origins,

Inno A Venere, this piece honours the Roman goddess par excellence, associated with eros and beauty. The ancestor of the Roman people, the equal of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Tana Ed Endamone, Tana is the beautiful goddess, in love with the fascinating Endamone, a track in which you can feel the pathos of this story, embellished with a touch of gospel and witchcraft that obviously recalls the witch of the storytelling.

Every single piece rediscovers the artistic, cultural atmosphere with a musical approach that specifically reproduces a vintage production and the shaman drum, Dianadea's faithful instrument.

An unexpected work that makes us reflect on our origins and the purchase of which will be donated to cover the cost of medical treatment of a cat of a friend of Dianadea's.



Valeria Campagnale

,Santa Djanara, Dark, Ambient, review, rockers and other animals

Band: Dianadea

Title:Santa Djanara
Genre: Dark - Ambient
Release date: 2020


Santa Djanara
La Porta
Bellezza Orsini
A Leggenda D’a Janara
Rjpa Delle Janare
Uocchio D' U Cifro (Occhio Del Diavolo)

Dianadea is a one man band from the creator of Obscurum Malum, that I have reviewed with "Regina Noctis", if with the second moniker the sound presents a Black Metal radicals, with Dianadea the atmospheres are deeply dark and I, with a background of the original dark wave of the 80's, can't but review and appreciate this work.
"Santa Djanara" a remake of the song "Janara" written 20 years ago by Obscurum Malum, officially the first work for Dianadea even if the cd "Radici" was produced, without any officialisation or promotion.
For those who don't know, the figure of Janara is the witch that originated in the countryside of Benevento, in the Italian region of Campania and soon spread to the area of Naples.
The Janara was a collie who represented and practiced the occult and magic rites, capable of ruining life, and still today remains a figure that arouses respect and fear. The name Janara derives, according to some, from Dianara, the priestess of Diana.
Just from the witch Janara, was born the project of Dianadea, in which you don't demonize her, you discover her, you don't fear her, antz accompanies us in the path between tribal sounds, shaman drum that distinguishes the sound makes it particularly spontaneous. Among distortions, dark, ambient, folk and sinth.
Very dark and sliced the first track "Santa Djanara" that introduces us in the 'cave of the witch, how to scare us and stay alert from the clutches of this figure that a bit 'you fear and a bit' you look for, because we are fascinated by fear. Moreover, this opener tells us the headword with the goddess Diana.
"Saint" instead shows the demonizations of the Christian faith that degraded and blamed the Church for heresies uncomfortable women and probably aroused fear in the clergy. Always better to blame than to explain.
"La Porta" manages to musically mark the unconscious, the legumes between nature and magic, while with "Unguento" we find ourselves in front of the nursery rhyme that explains the common thread, in its reminder that witchcraft has always existed but it is with Christianity that it is linked to evil.
"Janara" is even more particular, because it improvises in a forest and manages to reproduce a tribal sound thanks to the shaman, remember that this song was written twenty years ago and that now in more 'modern' chive has been re-proposed and has seen the light. Brano that expresses the fears on the figure of this doona, witch.
"Bellezza Orsini" is my favourite piece, very gothic, purely dark, perfect for the story of the woman tried for witchcraft in 1528 with the inquisitorial procedure and the tradition of the 'Malleus Maleficarum' and committed suicide with a nail in her throat. Here the vision is that of a raven who wants to free the woman's body. Nice song, very atmospheric and in itself disturbing, if you think that this story really happened.
Detail of "Bellezza Orsini" is the tripartition, the confession, the judgment of Judge Callisto and the epilogue. beautiful violin and distorted bass, I would say a really incisive piece.
"Bellezze constituta, noctis tempore, cum uno chiodo vel clavo se percussit in gula duabus percussionibus cum maxima sanguinis effusione etc., et remansit quasi semi mortua etc.. Item supradicta interrogata dixit tempted a diabolical spiritu se voluit occidere et non putavit plus ultra nisi carere et evadere de hoc mundo" (c. 474v).
 "A Legend D'a Janara", a legend in which it is said that the husband suspects that the wife is a janara because she uses an "ointment" to fly, thus replacing the ointment and the woman, crushes herself to the ground.
The patriarchal figure emerges who judges, condemns with no right of reply.
With "Rjpa Delle Janare" we discover instead the story of the felling of the sacred walnut to Diana. Based on Piperno's book "of the superstitious walnut of Benevento", a book full of misogyny, absurd contradictions (the walnut symbol of evil that was always surrounded by flourishing vegetation) and the felling of a culture.
"Uocchio D' U Cifro (Occhio Del Diavolo)" is based on the tradition of Montecalvo Irpino, imagine a lake of red water because it is rich in iron, imagine a group of women at the river and have a complete picture of witchcraft. A place where these Janare waited for the devil, but a farmer would be fine too, as long as he wore ram's corn.
 Between countercants, ancestral rhythms, a lot of intros moods of dark and gothic sounds, unravels this work that personally fascinated me. Maybe for the subjects, maybe for the musicality itself or simply for the cultural homogenization between history and music.



Valeria Campagnale