"The Lamplighter, an Anima Mundi baby, delivered exactly nine months after their previous visit to the Netherlands! I know the album is a high quality recording and I know that these passionate Cubans are absolutely a high class live band."
"...it turned out that Emmanuel must had practised a lot to get the new album under control because he succeeded very well in singing his difficult vocal lines in front of a live audience."
"The mighty Manuel Govin was supported by Remco Engels (Mangrove) in the beautiful instrumental 'Endless Star' drawn on a separate drum. What had arisen spontaneously in 2012 has now expanded into a spectacular and intense drum clash."
"ANIMA MUNDI The Lamplighter: GREAT album for any PROG music fan! Very nice CD with magic artworks from famous artist Ed Unitsky invites listeners to discover the new music world..."
"Without any doubt I think this is the best album Anima Mundi has made. There is evidence of growth. The voice of Pirko Farrath is at least as charismatic as that of Sosa. His timbre is somewhat lower, but also has feeling and warmth."
"The Lamplighter appeared to be a true masterpiece..."
"...the entire album can be regarded to be one great highlight."
"The Lamplighter is undoubtedly the most accomplished album of our favourite Cuban: a spiritual quest told in two parts and two perfectly complementary moods!"
"Anima Mundi remains faithful to the sound that made them become well known and they do well. The Lamplighter is a great album."
"The album opens up the eyes and ears again towards symphonic progressiveness. Why? Because of the beauty of the album and the touching emotions that the band radiate."
"I do miss Carlos Sosa's vocals on this album. However, Farrath's vocals fit more with the new direction AM is pursuing with this album."
The 15th of June will be the release of the 4th studio album (concept album) The Lamplighter. You can already place your order at our webshop. The album will be shipped Monday the 17th of June.
You can also buy the album at the CD presentation in Cultuurpodium Boerderij the 15th of June.
June 15 - Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer (NL)
June 23 - Festival Izel (B)
June 29 - Chambéry (F)
July 5 - Manureva, Charleville-Mezieres (F)
July 14 - "Night of the Prog"- Loreley Festival, St. Goarshausen (D),
July 18 - Lidköping Festival (S)
July 20-21 - Burg Herzberg festival in (D)
Our highly respected singer, Carlos Sousa, has decided to leave Anima Mundi for personal and familiar reasons. We respect his decision and we would like to thank Carlos for his contribution and we wish him our love and luck in the future.
At the same time we welcome Emmanuel Pirko Farrath as our new singer. We have to say that we are very pleased that Emmanuel, both as a person and as a professional, will strengthen Anima Mundi. Emmanuel knows Anima Mundi for nearly 10 years and is very familiar with the band members and the music.
As a singer he has a very charismatic and magnetic voice. His timbre fits very, very well for the new album. Emmanuel has a lot of energy and will undoubtedly bring a positive contribution to the band.