The Devil in Love: A Soundtrack to the 1772 Occult Novel

by Various Artists

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Malört's first publication was a Swedish translation of Jacques Cazotte's 1772 occult novel Le Diable Amoureux (The Devil in Love).

Cazotte’s story follows the young nobleman Alvare as he summons Satan, who appears to him first in the shape of a dreadful camel, then as a spaniel dog and finally as a beautiful androgynous girl. Alvare wrestles with the temptation presented by this mysterious creature. Is the Evil One really as black as he is painted, and can Satan himself fall in love? It has been said that Le Diable amoureux marked the breakthrough for esoteric themes in European literature. It has also been called a proto-queer novel, due to the Devil’s floating gender identity in the tale. It has been labelled morally conservative, and it has been described as a celebration of libertinism. It has been considered an extremely grave and serious meditation on morality, and it has been viewed as a splendid joke. It has been designated a classic of French literature, and it has been abhored as an example of literature at its most trivial. It has been interpreted as a visionary work filled with occult truths, and it has been dismissed as mere nonsense. Just like Cazotte’s Devil, it is many things at once.

Similarly, this soundtrack to the novel shifts and transforms at every turn, the music spanning across all the many moods of Cazotte's text. The contributing artists were handed Le Diable amoureux to read, and then we gave their musical creativity free rein. The result was an amazing double album, housed in a luxurious digipack, featuring 22 of today’s most interesting and innovative artists:

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released March 23, 2011

CD1
TIGER LILLIES: I’m in Love With the Devil
JARBOE: Mistress of Deceit
GAVIN FRIDAY: The Devil in Love
JOHN ZORN: Yeqon
KEIJI HAINO: まぶしくない
THE COFFINSHAKERS: A Devil in Love
SHINJUKU THIEF: Che Vuoi?
PAUL ROLAND: I Dared the Devil
SHARRON KRAUS: If the Devil
ART ZOYD: J'étais à vingt-cinq ans capitaine aux gardes du roi de Naples
MOLLY NILSSON: Le Diable amoureux
CD2
THE SCARRING PARTY: Biondetta
SHINKIRO: Biondetta Reveals Herself
SHAPESHIFTER: Adore You
KALKI LODGE: The Evocation of Biondetta
BRACE/CHOIR: Biond
DIFFERNET: Hideous Creature
PIERS BLEWETT: Beyond Everything, That Terrible Ache
RIKKE LUNDGREEN & ANE LAN: The Waking
DÖDENS LAMMUNGAR: Du måste veta (mitt namn)
STONE BREATH: Love in the Devil’s Tongue
MARTIN BLADH: Of Flies…

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Japanese dark ambient project by Manabu Hiramoto, started in 2003 to express the inner landscapes of humanity. The music can be described as "soundtrack to imaginary film with dark ambience". Recently, his musical exploration has expanded not only into the meditative and deep but also into his personal terrain of Shinto and Buddhism. ... more

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