Today we’re bringing summer to an exciting close as we’re pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of, “Pomegranate – The Chant Of The Elementals,” from Ataraxia. This is the Italian neoclassical/darkwave outfits 28th studio album, and is now officially released via The Circle Music. You can pick up your copy here.
The album takes you on a mystical walk-through space and time between the past, present and future. The band comments on the album by saying:
The new Ataraxia album is a poetic race through the essence of the elements constantly inspired by the elemental spirits of nature to reach the athanor and embody the conjunctio oppositorum or alchemical marriage.
The white fire of heaven has brought us to fusion with Hlara Aralh, bearer of the courage of the heart. The unfolding of the notes infuses us with a comprehensive and pervading sense of freedom and lightness. The tongues of crystal flame that purify without burning envelop us and lead us to the purest, most instinctive and vivifying feeling.
A question resounds ‘do you still dream your dream?’ while the salamanders, live embers, lead us in the presence of Helios, the Sun, and we are asked: ‘Do you still feel the source?’ The alchemical journey of the hero, the journey of all of us, goes on and enters the earth element represented by the depths of the forest and the cosmic dance of the deer.
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Vittorio Vandelli between November 2021 and May 2022. All music was done by Ataraxia, with lyrics by Francesca Nicoli
“Pomegranate – The Chant Of The Elementals” track list:
1) Hlara Aralh
5) Ode ad Afrodite
6) Ode a Dioniso
7) Aura Magi
9) Amethyst (bonus track) [on A5 & jewel case versions only]
Ataraxia on “Pomegranate – The Chant Of The Elementals” are:
Francesca Nicoli – vocals
Vittorio Vandelli – classical and electric guitars, programming, back vocals
Giovanni Pagliari – keyboards, piano, back vocals
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Ataraxia is an Italian ensemble of artists who explore and create music, poetry and visual art and who dedicated their lives to the ‘act of creation’. The band’s discography consists of 28 studio albums, including Il fantasma dell’Opera (Avantgarde, 1996), Historiae (Cold Meat Industry, 1998), Lost Atlantis (Cold Meat Industry, 1999), Synchronicity Embraced (Sleaszy Rider Records, 2018) and Quasar (AnnapurnA Production, 2020).
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