Never Fragile

by AENIMA

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A superb combination between technological artifacts and melodic song writing, augmented by spellbinding female vocals, somewhere between The Gathering, Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance.

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released June 1, 2002

AENIMA's debut, "Revolutions", caused quite an impression on both press and fans, who were unanimous in their praise when it came to live shows as well. The band have been compared in the past to the likes of Cocteau Twins, The Gathering, The Third and the Mortal, Faith and the Muse or Dead Can Dance, and now "Never Fragile" brings forth a sharper side of AENIMA, properly seasoned after outstanding live appearances in notorious international festivals such as the M'era Luna Festival, in Germany. Although they have hardly dropped the ethereal moods of their debut album, AENIMA have improved their recipe which bridges the gap between a clever use of technological artefacts and conventional rock compositions with a skilled use of melody, groove and ambience.

"Forlorn" opens in a mournful, dirge-like manner, and gradually climbs to its zenith, with the female vocals voice rising from lament to crystal clear soprano tones. Drums and bass provide an escort in her grievous march, clad with a veil of twinkling guitars and subtle keyboard undertones, as opposed to the heavier posture found in "At the Edge of a Cliff" with its hard, distorted, guitars.

"The Light", perhaps the disc's most easily memorable track, has been used as the closing track for the band's set at the M'era Luna performances and shows AENIMA's brighter face, with an approach that seems to draw some Pop sensitivities to their dark rock, which acquires a more introspective and melancholic tone again for "Lilith".
Last but not least, "Rapture" begins in a rather celestial mood, and leads AENIMA through a slightly more synthetic path to close up "Never Fragile".

This CDEP comes in full colour colour digipak, with varnished cover, and it is now sold out.

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Equilibrium Music was born in August 2000 with the intent of providing a breeding ground for Darkwave, Neo-Classical, Medieval, Dark Folk, Ambient music and related genres in Portugal.

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Track Name: Forlorn
Don't go
Don't leave me here, in this state of apathy
For all that once was or might have been
Once I felt the warmth of your lips
Now I'm standing all alone while you'll be with someone else
You'll see
As I'm regretful now, you shall be, too
For all that once was or might have been
Once I felt the warmth of your lips
Now I'm standing all alone while you'll be with someone else
I stand here all alone
I know you'll be with someoene else
Track Name: At the Edge of a Cliff
Lying , quietly, on the floor
Feeling the thorns like needles in the palms of my hands
Why do I need your roses?
Why do I need your precious letters of eternal love?
I will get there
Open air
Lying, quietly, on the floor
Feeling the thorns like needles in the palms of my hands
What do I need your roses for?
What do I need your letters for?
Just take me out of here and drive far away
I will get there
Open air
I never thought you could despise me
Everything's so clear, still I refuse to see
Now I'm with open arms at the edge of the cliff
Just waiting for the wind to fly away
Sitting quietly on the floor
Drawing symbols with the blood from my hands
What do I need your roses for?
What do I need your letters for?
Just take me out of here and drive far away
I will get there
Open air
Track Name: The Light
Do you remember me
When we ran like kids through those long halls?
Do you remember me?
You said our souls would be one forever
Do you remember me?
You healed all the wounds I had for years
You showed me there was a light at the end of the world
So guide me into your light

I remember your eyes undressing my soul, unveiling my soul

You said there was a light at the end of the world
That you would be my guardian angel forever
You told told me we would never be apart again
How I would like to believe in you...
Track Name: Lilith
I'm watching clearly your reflection on the mirror
I feel scared to dance with you on your limbo
Lilith, there's no joy in my mornings
Only tears and confusion of mind
Even the sun will shine no more
Silent, I watch
You spread your fear, then lay beneath the clouds
Silent, I watch
You cast your spell through the crowd
And I watch you smiling
And I watch
You cast your spell on me
Track Name: Rapture
To be a part of your smile
To be a part of your heart
To take away the pain from your heart
Who knows, someday, I will understand you
I'm looking at your soul
I close my eyes to your twisted mind
Who knows, someday, I might understand you
For you, I burned down my sacred garden
I drowned my hopes and dreams
And everything that I believe in is all dust now
How come I lose my pride so easily?
And once again I close my eyes
I don't mind letting myself go
And feeling the joy when you laugh