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Beyond Life And Death

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The duo from Västra Götaland, Sweden are musically described as black ambient, the band's multi instrumentalists Êlea and Ândris aim to create music as an accompaniment to introspection.

NOÊTA takes its name from ancient Greek philosophy and describes the notion of universal thoughts or ideas, that exist without someone (or something) thinking them. The duo's wonderfully elusive sound is fascinating and compelling, yet difficult to categorize. This is music as mood; poetic, dark, ambient landscapes laid out with vintage equipment and Êlea's enticing, mesmerizing voice.

"Beyond Life and Death" follows NOÊTA's 2015 EP, psykhe, a four song stunner hailed as "barren and extremely beautiful" and "a stunning debut". The new album is centered on themes of seeking for structure and meaning, a longing for answers and the dark resignation brought by the incapacity to find them, directly focusing on feelings brought on by the grandness of the universe and how powerless we are to the powers of nature.

Many battle with emotions such as wonder, anxiety and introspection on a daily basis and the members of NOÊTA are no different. "Beyond Life and Death" is conceptually divided into three parts: the meeting with emotion as the meaning of life, a cold resignation and anxiety, and the horror-filled respect for a hard nature without bounds. If these themes sound heavy, it's because they are.

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released February 17, 2017

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NOÊTA Västra Götaland County, Sweden

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"NOÊTA takes its name from Greek philosophy and describes the notion of universal thoughts that exist without someone (or something) thinking them. The duo's wonderfully elusive sound is fascinating and compelling, yet difficult to categorize. This is music as mood; poetic, dark, ambient landscapes laid out with vintage equipment and Êlea's enticing, mesmerizing voice" ... more

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Track Name: Beyond Life
A flood of undefined emotion
I get swallowed by predefined tokens

Every day since has rendered me breathless
I'm taken with the shared darkness,
subtlety mixing
Every day since has rendered me breathless

Spiraling down in awe for the grand universe
I'm small, but I conquered my part
A hollow man fills his heart with lies,
and I forgot them from the start

We built this world together, but I'm not really here
I'm here to watch you conquer or fall
I'm the fog and the stars
This dark mix of bright universe

Every day since has rendered me breathless
The darkest corners of our world lives within me
Every day since has rendered me breathless
Track Name: In Drowning
Down a path in the forest,
when my heart pounded with madness
I've seen the fury of the world
Lost, in its aching

Frozen moments of the heart,
take a breath
Unspoken moments of my black art
and all that's been lost in a breath

I take comfort when I drown
When I get stripped of all that's inside me
When only dark waters fill my lungs
The shadows are simple, never lost in the arbitrary

They release me
I take comfort when I'm drowning
When I'm drowning

They release me
Track Name: Darkest Desires
Empty your lungs
Let me swallow your deepest
As nature built us, in euphoric singularly

Empty your lungs
Let me eat what's left of your dark desires

I drink the water of life that flows within us
I will rise to the raw, the naked and the lust

I eat your skin while you empty your lungs
The touch of mankind
We unite in this singular meaning of life

The woods plea me to take you in,
come in
I will tear you apart,
and make you whole

I eat your flesh and feed your dark desires
You will become me
As every part of you remains within me

I thrust down your lungs to fill you with my dark desires
my desires,
dark desires
Track Name: In Void
Everything is a void,
outside my window
A black churning fog
inside my kingdom

We live here together,
in a united sphere
Ambivalent fear
Ambivalent fear

I found my heart on a hilltop
A great crop, of my soul
The rain falling, then the petrichor
Endless days dawning,
but you yearn for more

An empty field meets the fog
a thick forest shields,
a dying star
outside my window,
in the blackest of hearts

Separated by the window
I don't see what I don't hear
Distance keeps our mind clear,
of what my sane mind fears

I am the dictator of my mind
but I am in a prison camp
Everything is a void
Outside my window
Track Name: Dead Soil
A distorted dream,
of ancient sorrow
Hiding a wandering soul,
touching the barrow

Hiding a secret soul
In a plain,
of a dying field

Losing your soul,
in the soil,
of a dying field

Long I’ve been wandering
Long I’ve been walking
Through these plains

Finding nothing
But a dying soil

Many were my memories
Many were my heartful fears
Many were my dreams out loud from the start
Oh my dreams
Oh my dreams
They died,
in the soil
That I found

In the soil
Dead from the start
I could have seen the memories
I could have seen
The power of the ancient world
But I didn’t
Track Name: Beyond Death
I get suspended in dreams,
every waking moment
Fumbling in the obscene,
each awaken slumber

My path has not been laid yet,
but somewhere is a door -
that I will stumble upon
But what if I don't

When I'm suspended in dreams,
every waking moment
Fumbling in extremes,
wishing for my encumbrance
Track Name: In Thunder
Thunder roar,
anxiety of heavens
Rain still pours
in end, and beginning
Skies of speech,
how I hear you

Come close now, take me

These distorted sounds,
of life it echoes
A never ending choir
dwells from within us

An unsettling chaos
written in burning skies

An awe for what was,
a fear we lost,

to my inner burden