The Eternal Dance

by Façade

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The Eternal Dance is a concept album about cycles. It features the Hindu goddess Kali on the cover, who's role in mythology is that of both a mother goddess as well as a bringer of destruction.

The album title was inspired by the idea that our lives, our ideas, and all the things that surround us are just small motions in a larger movement: a never ending dance that is the Universe. One motion ends, but a new one follows up to continue the dance. One life ends, but a new life is born.
Each song on the album represents a phase in that cycle, both lyrically as well as musically. It starts heavy and energetic, and gradually moves into a more sluggish, dragging kind of vibe.

The fifth song "Moksha"–sanskrit for liberation and freedom–represents the release from this cycle of death and rebirth and features spoken words by the 20th century zen philosopher Alan Watts, taken from a lecture about his thoughts on death.

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released November 29, 2019

All songs written & recorded by Façade, drums recorded at In The Room Studio, engineered by Bart Hennephof.
Mixed by Berend Klein Haneveld, mastered by Jonathan Merrelaar at Red Pack Productions.
Artwork by Liesbeth Tatjana Poot, photography by Anthea Den Hollander.
Spoken words by Alan Watts.

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Façade is a doom metal band from Dordrecht, the Netherlands, formed in 2011.

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Track Name: Unmade
Lightless, lifeless
Shapeless, wakeless
Thoughtless, causeless

Lightless, lifeless
Inert space - encircling all
Thoughtless, causeless
Nameless and impartial

Shapeless, wakeless
An emptiness - the source of all
Thoughtless, causeless
Nameless and impartial

Drifting around in a boundless dark
Unaware and vast asleep
Asleep without a dream
A body without being

Unconsciously moving
Beyond the state of nothingness
Onwards through stillness
And born from this void

We open our eyes
And turn to face the light
We open our hearts
Ablaze with life

We open our eyes
And turn to face the light
We open our hearts
Ablaze with life
Track Name: Mask
Ungrounded, lost and estranged
Dazed within a trance-like state
So far removed
So estranged
To confuse the mask
For our true face

A vital truth, lies obscured
By illusory separation of self
Open up and recall
That all things resonate throughout

As in one, so in each
As in you, so in me
Reflects the transcendent, myriadly

Drifting along an endless curve
In a perfect recursive symmetry

But we seek with mundane eyes
What we fail to see with heart

But we seek with mundane eyes
What we fail to see with heart
Track Name: Ego
I cut through the cord that ties
Us to heavenly realms
I find my Self falling away from view
Back into the Night
Panic strangles me, I lose control
Yet I cannot let go
Of this traumatic experience
Have I forgotten how?

No word from my mouth
Will reach your ears
Like stones they fall
From my tongue
Sinking into
The deep without
From which nothing
Does resound

How can I find the way
Through the dark back to my Self
If there is no one here
No voice or light that guides
Losing all sense of direction
And perception of time
Like a thousand lives have passed through me
In the blink of an eye
Track Name: Death
Mind and spirit cease to be
Diminishing
An uninvolved mechanical state
Clinging onto this tremendous weight

Outworn, overstrung
Abandon this cell of constraints
Withered, broken
No longer resisting the pain
Surrender the ‘I’
Allow subtleties to be felt again

Dissect, observe, reflect
Adapt and circulate back

Into being

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