British poetic/alternative and progressive storytelling lords The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) premieres the new song for ”Shaman”, taken from the upcoming record ”Trust No Leaders”, which will be released on July 1st.
This song is high form or art, like their previous songs. This one reminds of their work from debut record “Full Spectrum”, especially similar to the song ”Tcomas S01 E01”. Without a doubt Daphne brought out the whole song – in her usual outstanding way. Making the song in her own manner, a true peace of art – like rest of their stuff, that they record and create. In this one Daphne gave it a soul and higher meaning, since it is the most philosophical song – ever made by the duo. Her narration perfectly presented the inner world – that we all have, both in conscious and subconscious way. The song has this lower, not fast tempo structure followed by bird/nature sounds at the beginning – with atmospheric vibe and influence/elements to it and . And it is perfectly arranged and adapted to Daphne’s narration and clean singing – that she has done in this song, once again.
Everything is produced and arranged in great manner, trough acoustic guitar to electric guitar rock/riffing sounds. All of this gives to the whole structure it’s complete divine effect, also presenting the story and shaman philosophy – on a more higher level and in astonishing way. Andrea did a fantastic job, as usual – producing this song and arranging it, especially the very end of the song – where he adapted various sounds, from Daphne’s singing to tribal sounds and singing to just coordinated and balanced noise in a good way. This shows how this song is a one more perfect aural art form – of divine spiritual narration and music, that has a deep message and powerful impact – as a aural high form of art.
The story is quite complex, it is their most complex storytelling song. It is about finding your inner self, your spirituality – gaining a higher form of existence. Shaman’s were spiritual people, through their connection between nature and living world, they were finding themselves – also learning of how they are as human beings. And also with the help of rituals and some sort of meditational practice. The story is also guided by Jungian psychoanalytic theory – that as well presents the journey through spiritual practice, basically that the psyche and soul are connection and same life force – that makes one human being whole. as well as the conscious and subconscious balance that makes human a functional and complex living being. Jung’s theory was that the human beings are connected to each other and their ancestors – through a shared set of experiences and emotions. That all human race uses this collective consciousness to present it to the world- that we are all the same – also that we have this deep psychic and spiritual connection, as a strong DNA bond. Shaman’s did this way before – with their rituals, their deep connection to themselves and world around them. They incorporated knowledge with spirituality, like in Buddhism that we have today. They were spiritual and advanced people on incredible level – with great set of knowledge – since they were doctors and philosophers in their time.
We all need to learn to be advanced in scientific and spiritual way like Nikola Tesla said – to be scientifically spiritual. And fight out demons – to improve ourselves to be better human beings, to have better and more spiritual perception of our planet, since we have only one, not hundreds of them – that we live on. To follow the right path and acknowledge that we are all connected, that we are all one. To embrace ourselves and others around us on more higher and noble level, worth living – to find those worlds or world that connect us all and do only good things. That is the powerful message of this song, that once again Daphne and Andrea presented masterfully and in most creative way. Spiritual divinity of this song, echoes through the minds and souls of this two people and it will through the listeners, as well – presenting one of a kind aural form of art, worthy of experiencing it.
Take a journey through subconsciousness. followed by divine sounds of ultimate spirituality.
The duo states this about the new song:
”’Shaman’ tells a tale of a symbolic journey into one’s psyche. The song narrates a personal confrontation with the unconscious through mythopoetic imagination. Resolved to open herself to the strange impulses surging up from the depths of her unconscious mind, she entrusts herself to the guidance of a transcendent spiritual intelligence who leads her on a voyage of discovery “to the end of the world”, “through the ocean of infinite worlds, the sea of all souls”.
It is a story that represents man’s quest for wholeness and fulfilment. It talks about the possibility of encountering our inner worlds by willingly surrendering to one’s psyche in order to encounter one’s unconscious. This experience is akin to the Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony, inipi or inikagapi, whereby participants pass through four doors to cleanse and prepare themselves for Vision Quests, Hanbleceya, which are journeys into the spiritual world.
Guided by Jungian psychoanalytic theory, ‘Shaman’ introduces the idea that the first step in the journey towards human fulfilment and individuation is to first acknowledge and engage with the inner worlds within us by bringing the contents of our unconscious mind into our consciousness.”
Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS), are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020. Their debut album Full Spectrum, released on 21st February 2021, fills a gap in music by bringing literature, theatre, and history, fusing rock and metal, with poetry performance.
The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020 to record their debut album, ”Full Spectrum”, which they released on February 26th in 2021. The duo draws inspiration from many sources stemming from Tool through to Kraftwerk and Russian Circles, as well as absorbing the poetry of Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison in their lyrics and ‘poetry performance’. Tcomas’s music strives to fill a gap in music by bringing literature and history together into an arena where rock and metal meets electronica. Their musical and lyrical themes are very much rooted in the duo’s interests in classical literature and theatre, as well as in the fields of philosophy, history, and psychology.
Since their inception at the start of 2020, Tcomas have managed to establish themselves as a formidable collaborative. To date, the duo have successfully produced seven very well-received music videos and singles, as well as unveiling their debut album, ”Full Spectrum”. The band’s sixth song, Love in the Time of Pestilence, also graced many playlists including Spotify official playlist: Progressive Metal and The oTHERS.
Check out the premiere for the new song “Shaman”, below: