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El Ego - We've Been Dead Before
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We've Been Dead Before

El Ego

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 1st, 2011
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
KTC Domestic Productions
Format:
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1. Exorcize Me 03:27   Show lyrics
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2. Five Rivers 03:02   Show lyrics
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3. Hall of the Slain 05:42   Show lyrics
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4. Peri Em Heru 04:17   Show lyrics
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5. The City of Dis 04:24   Show lyrics
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6. Reincarnation 05:05   Show lyrics
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7. The Garden 06:41   Show lyrics
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8. We've Been Dead Before 05:09   Show lyrics
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9. Exorcize Me (string version) 03:26   Show lyrics
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Band members
Daniel Nohales Bass
Carlos Santos Guitars
Mario C. Vaises Vocals
Iván Ferro Guitars
Luis Andújar Drums
Guest/Session
Alicia F. Sanchez Violin
Shehrezade Al-Ayoubi Cello
Jesús Villalba Violin
Miscellaneous staff
Carlos Santos Engineering, Producer, Mixing
Iván Ferro Engineering, Producer
Mario C. Vaises Artwork
Mika Jussila Mastering
Carlos Santos Engineering, Producer, Mixing
Iván Ferro Engineering, Producer
Mario C. Vaises Artwork
Mika Jussila Mastering
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- [ENG] We’ve been dead before… before we were born. It’s so simple, so obvious, that I don’t understand how it hadn't occurred to me earlier. There’s nothing we can remember before we were born: neither pain nor joy nor the passage of time... just nothingness. I had one song and I needed seven more. And even though hundreds of them could have been written about the afterlife (there's a lot to fill nothingness with), I didn't intend to write a treatise on eschatology as it exists in the world's religions. I simply played with all those myths, making their symbols my own as a way to talk about matters closer to me. That's how the Christian Inferno described in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy ended up being used an excuse to talk about the feeling of guilt; how the Eastern Dharmic religions' belief in reincarnation ended up being a way to talk about second chances; how the 19th century’s Spiritualism became a way to talk about the indelible mark some relationships leave on us; how the Greek underworld, from which only the classical heroes were able to return, became a way to talk about the tough journey we take on while chasing our own dreams; how the divine pleasures with which true believers are rewarded in the Islamic paradise became a way to talk about disappointed expectations; how Valhalla from Norse mythology, where those who died in combat were led, became a way to talk about our everyday battles and the importance of fighting against adversity; and how the Egyptian Book of the Dead and mummification became a way to talk about the unstoppable passing of time. In short, it was a roundabout way to exploit allegories just to talk about the life that exists between two sorts of death, and what we feel during the flash of time when that life lasts. What I’m wondering is this: if we’ve been dead before, are we going to be born again? -

- [ESP] Hemos estado muertos antes… antes de nacer. Es tan simple, tan obvio, que no sé cómo no se me había ocurrido antes. No hay nada que podamos recordar de antes de nacer; ni dolor, ni alegría, ni el paso del tiempo... Nada. Ya tenía una canción; me faltaban otras siete, y aunque se podrían escribir cientos de ellas sobre el Más Allá (hay mucho con lo que llenar la Nada), tampoco pretendía escribir un tratado sobre escatología en las religiones del mundo. Simplemente jugué con todos esos mitos, apropiándome de sus símbolos para hablar de asuntos mucho más cercanos. Así, el infierno cristiano descrito en la Divina Comedia de Dante Alighieri me sirvió de excusa para hablar del sentimiento de culpa; la reencarnación en las religiones dhármicas orientales, para hablar de las segundas oportunidades; el espiritismo del s.xix para hablar de la huella imborrable que dejan ciertas relaciones; el inframundo griego, del que sólo los héroes clásicos podían regresar, para hablar del duro viaje que hacemos persiguiendo nuestros sueños; los placeres divinos con los que se recompensa a los creyentes en el paraíso islámico, para hablar de las expectativas frustradas; Valhalla en la mitología nórdica, adonde iban los muertos en combate, para hablar de la batalla del día a día y el valor de luchar contra la adversidad; y el libro de los muertos egipcio y la momificación, para hablar del imparable paso del tiempo. En definitiva, una alegoría muy rebuscada para hablar de la vida entre muertes, y de lo que sentimos durante el destello en que esto sucede. Lo que me pregunto es, si hemos estado muertos antes... ¿volveremos a nacer? -

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