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"Paragoria (παρηγορία) - solace, comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness."

Finding and internalising the material for growth as a musician can be really complicated sometimes, since there should be a perfect balance between knowledge and soul. Too far from the perfect balance between these two and you lose yourself in disjointed parts of what you wish to really express.

For someone like our Australian friend Joshua ÆTERNA, it can be a path for self-development; searching, trying, accepting and mastering something new, seeking the comfort and oneself within that discovery. That, for sure, resonates with one of the philosophical viewpoints of our label.

With this new EP, Joshua wanted to create something that reflects his current progress within the endless space of music, and showcase the relationship between stages of growth and downfall, eventual discovery and accepting this discovery as your own comfort zone before it falls apart; this process keeps repeating endlessly, an unstoppable cycle of movement that is about finding meaning and purpose in the things you want to accomplish; a spiritual, soulful journey.

Characterised by the unique blend of textures, atmospheres, sound design, harmony, musical lines and rhythm, this EP is fusion of everything Joshua wishes to currently figure out: how to create an emotive and cinematic inspired narrative that encompasses light and dark, the narrative that expresses a journey through difficult times, arriving at point of growth and clarity, that narrative in his mind that is dubbed "Paragoria".


released November 1, 2019


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