Qntal has been around for quite a while and may celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1993, composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Popp (keyboards, tar and shepherd’s pipe, among others) and singer Syrah still form the nucleus of Qntal. Ernst Horn, the other founding member, left in 1999. VIII- Nachtblume contains a very unique mix of medieval music and ambient, electronic and dance music. Most lyrics date from ancient times.