10 Years Ago: AKITSA release Au crepuscule de l'esperance

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10 Years Ago: AKITSA release Au crepuscule de l'esperance

It possesses the deepest, most sincere lyrics we've ever written. Musically, it is evolving toward new ground while retaining the fundamental roots of Akitsa.

The songs were sporadically recorded at different time periods. This should explain the changes and variation in our sound as the settings were changed for each composition in order to reflect the exact sonic essence we were looking for. We normally use the same equipment every single time. Almost all of our recordings were made using an old 4-track that I have owned for years.

O.T. / Akitsa interview, Pantheon, 2010

AKITSA released their fourth album, Au crépuscule de l'espérance, on this day in 2010 through Hospital Productions.

"Loyauté" is about standing tall with your head high in any situation. Even in defeat, don't act cowardly. Stay true to what you are. So yes, it's about courage and pride.

O.T. / Akitsa interview, Pantheon, 2010

The lyrics for "La voix brutale" are Albert Lozeau's poem of the same name.

La chair est tout, l'ivresse est tout, le ciel est vide.

This text from Lozeau is amazingly crude. It also reflects the overall mood of "Au crépuscule de l'espérance". "Don't wish, be not or from bones and flesh and have no remorse." This is the only text we've borrowed from what I can recall. Our lyrics come as Akitsa does; we don't rely on any specific thoughts when we create.

O.T. / Akitsa interview, Pantheon, 2010