"The Fall of a Rebel Angel"
ENIGMA Album Cover
by Wolfgang Beltracchi
Released: 11 November, 2016
The Fall of a Rebel Angel is the eighth studio album by the German musical project Enigma, released on 11 November 2016 by Republic Records. The first studio album since Seven Lives Many Faces (2008), it is a concept album that tells the story of a protagonist's journey of development and change to find a new, fulfilling life. The album was developed by Enigma's founder, producer, and principal composer, Michael Cretu and German lyricist and librettist Michael Kunze. Its artwork was designed and illustrated by German artist Wolfgang Beltracchi, who also designed 12 paintings that accompany each of the album's "chapters".
The standard edition on single disc includes a 28-page booklet and the 12 "chapter" paintings by Beltracchi.
The gatefold vinyl edition has the 12 Beltracchi paintings and a 16-page booklet.
Wolfgang Beltracchi with Michael Cretu
Producer Michael Cretu and artist Wolfgang Beltracchi talk about their collaboration for Enigma's new album release, The Fall Of A Rebel Angel.
"Angels are a recurring theme in my work, I'm really interested in them. I have been painting them for a long time. I practiced for years in churches. After school, I used to work with my father painting in churches. So, I thought this one could be very interesting." —Wolfgang Beltracchi