It took Australis, aka Oscar Aguayo, three years to compose a follow-up to his debut-album “Lifegiving”. For the new project, Oscar collaborated with young poet Virginia Luna, Andean musician/singer Alvaro Aguayo, composer/producer Roger Subirana, and singers Mornie Sims and Rebecca Farraway, which resembles the path of Amethystium took for his last release.
Unlike “Lifegiving”, which is a compilation of musical pieces with no thematic relationship between them,”The Gates of Reality” carries the constant struggle between reality and the imaginary of every human being as a concept.
The new album contains 14 well produced tracks of melodic, instrumental music, which feature a wide array of ethnic and acoustic elements, synthesized sounds, vocal textures and even some South-American influences.
Overall, “The Gates of Reality” is a soft glowing, colorfull display of emotional music with lots of details to trigger and sooth the mind. While listening, you feel the rushes of blood through your veins as you feel so much alive.
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