Enigma - The Screen Behind The Mirror

From the mysterious whispers to the crashing choirs, from the delicate bells to the shattering strength of the vocal delivery, this is an amazing journey of a song. It’s not only a musical masterpiece, but a lyrical one as well. Few songs manage to convey a mystical experience as well as this one.

It comes with a pretty daring video too. In this day and age, such images can easily be called sexually objectifying (towards women), but given that this is almost 20 years ago, I choose to value it for its challenging, somewhat anti-Christian symbolism. To be clear, I am not against any religion, but I do consider that challenging established norms can result in constructive intellectual experiences.

This is one of the very few songs that I can call “100 out of 100”.

“Turn around and smell what you don’t see
Close your eyes … it is so clear
Here’s the mirror, behind there is a screen
On both ways you can get in

Don’t think twice before you listen to your heart
Follow the trace for a new start

What you need and everything you’ll feel
Is just a question of the deal
In the eye of storm you’ll see a lonely dove
The experience of survival is the key
To the gravity of love

“O Fortuna velut Luna”

Woman:
The path of excess leads
to the tower of Wisdom

Man:
The path of excess leads
to the tower of Wisdom

Try to think about it
That’s the chance to live your life
And discover what it is
What’s the gravity of love”

Unfortunately, I can’t find any way of purchasing the album digitally from any ethical shop (such as BandCamp).

YouTube (decent quality, MUST SEE):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSTV99Uy8hk^

For Spotify Users (high quality):

https://open.spotify.com/track/13iOPBvJOkIyqj3DtIEPe8^

For Deezer Users (high quality):

https://www.deezer.com/track/3130007^

This Weekly Song entry has been brought from the FaceBook archive of Weekly Song^. This exploration was originally started through a FaceBook page, about 13 months prior to launching Mentatul. Slowly but surely, the entire FaceBook archive will be brought here.

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