DAXMA - THE NOWHERE OF SHANGRI​-​LA

by Daxma

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justanoldgod Just when I think there are no new places to tread in the genre, I find gems like this one. Movements that carry you on syncopated waves, rising and falling and crashing back onto themselves, only to explode back outwards. Something like eternal return, never diminishing, but trying each time to find another way, trying to make room for new growth. Each movement like the creation of a new, bolder world/universe/dimension to explore in wonder.
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Metallurgical Fire Eons Apart is exceptional in every way, but as someone who always looks for strong vocals and drums, I am completely mesmerized by it.
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GrimTrashCan Excellent. Most excellent. Favorite track: Eons Apart.
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Eons Apart 31:52

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“Eons Apart” is a song about desperation in a world strangled by the ghosts of its past, a world in its twilight which must necessarily perish but can’t yet figure out how to make itself disappear.

The etymology of utopia-“nowhere”- is widely known, but in this conceptualization an invalidation of its want is falsely imposed. The very notion becomes reduced to a childish, idealist fantasy choked out by the litmus test of the “real world”.

Yet, it is this pre-formed notion of its impossibility which must be done away with. Hope persists in the deepest recesses of our social scars. A spectre still looms. In contradiction we may find new forms-of-life.

Just as “Eons Apart” expresses frustration at waiting, it is at once also meant as a validation of utopian desire. The tools and material force to dismantle and create are already with us; we need only to find in one another our collective courage and strength.


Jessica - Vocals, Guitar, Violin
Kelly - Vocals, Bass
Isaac - Guitar
Stephen - Guitar
Thomas - Drums

*Original album artwork by Leah Jean
*Recorded/Mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Emeryville, CA
*Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, OR

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released April 20, 2017

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