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Double Disc Album, Released 2007
Barely a breath after the unexpected success of "Opheliac," Emilie Autumn emerged from her Asylum yet again with "Laced / Unlaced," a double disc set featuring, no, not her voice, but her violin skills.
Disc 1, "Laced," represents her past, containing the worldwide release of EA's rare teenage classical violin recordings including works by Corelli, Bach, Leclair, and EA's own original compositions, all performed on period Baroque violin, and accompanied by lute, harpsichord, and cello in the style true to the practices of the 17th and 18th centuries. "Laced" also contais several of EA's never-before-released live classical recordings, showing Emilie's world-class virtuosity long before her launch into the world of rock.
Disc 2, "Unlaced," represents EA's future, in a metal-shredding, Yngwie-meets-Paganini-styled romp performed on her famously striped and bloodied electric violin. Written in the harpsichord-laden "Victoriandustrial" style of "Opheliac" but with a relentless, metal edge, "Laced / Unlaced" shows the evolution from child-prodigy classical violinist to reigning queen of the "shredolin," and beckons us ever deeper into EA's alternate reality with a flick of her black-nail-polished fingertips.
*All music written, performed, and produced by EA, with the exception of Tracks 1-6 of Disc 1, and 11-13 of Disc 1 Bonus Tracks, written by the composers listed below.