The Awakening

by Esthesis

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Ceff I loved this album since the first time I've heard it. Emotive, dramatic, sad, fulfill feelings, pink Floyd influences are clear although the melancholic and time to time, scarred elements created an obscure atmosphere and an own identity. A masterpiece. Favorite track: Downstream.
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max_hebert A refreshing breeze of perfection ! This album drag you song after song into a second dimension where time didn't exist. Everything is really well written and the quality of the production is excellent. Perfect 9.5/10 Favorite track: No Soul To Sell.
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Fenimore Eines der besten Prog-Alben 2020. Wer Porcupine Tree und Pink Floyd mag, wird auch Esthesis lieben. Neben Alcàntara, Pencarrow und Alifie DIE Entdeckung des Jahres.
Hoffe auf noch viel weitere Alben und vielleicht auch eine Vinylausgabe.
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1.
Downstream 16:31
Walking by the long stream Gazing at the last gleam 
A distant shadow, in a meadow, all alone Shiver runs down his spine 
When he strolls through the pines Gentle whisper, frosty winter, every night Following the old path 
Wandering on the snowy grass
 Peace everywhere, ounce of despair, under stars In this breeze of regret A distant smell of secrets Thirst for conquest Guns and market Heartbreaks, dawn breaks Tell me the whole story,
 Take your time before the snow flurry A soft and sweet lullaby
 Just a long and sad goodbye Please let me take your hand, Wake up slowly and show me your land Far beyond the stone bridge, Don’t you see the cloudy ridge ? On the road to somewhere We can hear the wind of time On the road to somewhere We have the time Can we, could we, will we make it better ? Can we, could we, will we make it safer ? Can we, could we, will we make it nicer ? Can we, could we, will we make it happier ?
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So you think you’ve conditioned me So you think we all agree To conform to your mind Consent to being blind Let me stay in my shell I’ve got no soul to sell So you think we’ll make a deal I guess, under seal I’ve got a new meeting Let’s talk about nothing Who am I in this play ? I have to get away
3.
High Tide 10:35
Midnight, by the seaside Cross-legged on the sand She’s here, waiting for me Moonlight, a seagull glides Naked, a shell in the hand She feels me, and tries to talk to me High tide... High tide... Night sky, a shooting star Rocked by the ebb and flow She knows me, and laughs out loud at me A wrecked boat on the sandbar Sliding like a shadow She calls me, and starts to swim with me High tide... High tide... Breaking waves on an ocean of ways The haunting sound of the tide Stormy days, struck matches in those gloomy caves Oh, bring me some light inside
4.
Chameleon 08:06
Who you want me to be, buddy Your fellow traveler, or maybe some reveller Who you want me to be, mummy A lawyer or a publisher Who should I be now ? Who’s the real me now ? Who you want me to be, honey A very shy lover, wait, or maybe a sinner Who do you want me to bully The trainee or my co-worker Who should I be now ? Who’s the real me now ? I’m a chameleon Trying to make a perfect impression Messy in my brain My life is just a role-playing game Fake as my friends I like their feed ‘cause I need to pretend And as time goes by I still feel like I am a passer-by Who should I be now ? Who’s the real me now ?
5.
6.
Misty-eyed, just feeling inside I’m collapsing into the night I can’t hide, I can’t let things slide But everytime my throat gets tight Memories are engraved on my mind Why our story should be erased ? Don’t be blind, no need to rewind But I’ve lost myself in your shade Sitting by the winding road to go down I know there’s time for me to grow Seeking what I need to follow on my own I know there is still far to go I wish you won’t shift the blame I think I need to slip away Fading out in this confusing game It’s getting hard for me to play Sitting by the winding road to go down I know there’s time for me to grow Seeking what I need to follow on my own I know there is still far to go
7.

credits

released November 14, 2020

All music and lyrics by Aurélien GOUDE

Aurélien GOUDE : vocals, keyboards, lap steel guitar, bass guitar
Baptiste DESMARES : lead guitar

Marc ANGUILL : bass guitar

Florian RODRIGUES : drums

Additional backing vocals on Still Far To Go by Mathilde Collet

Arrangements by Aurélien Goude, Baptiste Desmares, Marc
Anguill and Florian Rodrigues

Recorded at Studio Capitole (Julien Couralet), Studios My Sound (Florent Charles) and « Home Sweet Home Studio » (Aurélien Goude), Toulouse (France), May-Sept 2020

Produced and mixed by Aurélien Goude
Mastered at Studios My Sound (Florent Charles)

Photographs by Aurélien Goude and Mathilde Collet
Album and logo design by Mathilde Collet and Cédric Cavenaïle

Please note "Still Far To Go (Trip Hop Version)" is only available online and on the digital edition of "The Awakening". The song doesn't feature on the CD edition. Thank you for your understanding.

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BEST UNSIGNED BAND 2020
Prog Magazine Reader's Poll, Prog 116

PROG MAGAZINE (United Kingdom)
"The Awakening is an assured album, as sharp as a handshake with Edward Scissorhands, flitting between the lucid dreaming of Pink Floyd and the angular attack of Porcupine Tree. Esthesis’ heartbeat is more attuned to aura and feeling, the composition coloured by long brushstrokes. (…) A stellar springboard towards a bright future."

MUSIC WAVES (France)
"Un premier album de haut vol"

PROG WERELD (The Netherlands)
"Het predicaat ‘beste debuutalbum van 2020’ is niet overdreven. Alles is perfect gedoseerd en in balans, zonder dat het gekunsteld overkomt. De muziek is mooi organisch en doet veelal filmisch aan"

ECLIPSED ROCK MAGAZIN (Germany)
"ein erstaunliches Debütalbum"

MLWZ (Poland)
"Kompozycja utrzymana we floydowskim klimacie wybrzmiewa przez większość czasu niespiesznie, pozwalając unieść się w letargu i poddać się płynącym dźwiękom"

NACION PROGRESIVA (South America)
"Unos de los álbumes de rock progresivo revelación y sorprendentes del 2020 que debes escuchar de forma inmediata. Este no sólo es un recorrido hacia la conciencia y hacia la sensibilidad, es un destino al autoconocimiento a travers de la Música (...). Esthesis es un grupo emergente muy valioso que habrá que tener en la mira para disfrutar y acompañarlos en el camino de su evolución"

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Esthesis is a progressive rock / post-progressive project by French multi-instrumentalist Aurélien Goude. The music is characterized by many influences (70's british rock, film score, ambient, metal, pop...) and primarily based on emotion and ambiences. Esthesis highly anticipated debut album "The Awakening"is available in CD edition, digital and streaming. ... more

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