Sunset in the 12th House is a new band founded by the Dordeduh masterminds Edmond Karban (aka Hupogrammos) and Sol Faur. Acting mainly as an instrumental band, this Romanian quartet, completed by Dordeduh drummer Sergio Ponti and bass player Mihai Moldoveanu, performs a unique style that can be best described as a blend of post rock and traditional oriental music. The band has just signed a long-term contract with the German label Prophecy Productions! This is what Edmond has to say about the new cooperation: “We’re very pleased to have this new project ready to be sent out into the wide world though Prophecy Productions. We already received a lot of trust and support from the label and I’m sure they’ll do a great work for us. Sunset in the 12th House represents a significant part of our feeling and thoughts which are differently expressed musically and conceptually in comparison with Dordeduh, but which are somehow the other side of the same coin. I hope that some people will find a common resonance with our new work and looking forward to hear the feedbacks“.
The enigmatic band name refers to the astrological array in which the 12th house is the house of subconsciousness and unconsciousness, of intuition, compassion and spiritual transcendence. It is the residence of the collective unconscious, the wellspring of symbols, archetypes and the imagination. Herein also lies the conceptual alignment of Sunset in the 12th House, which is about different implementations of oriental and occidental esotericism. The debut album of Sunset in the 12th House will be entitled “Mosaic” and its recordings have already been completed and are tentatively scheduled for a release in early 2015.