1.In The End
5.A Matter Of Time
6.Lie To Me
8.Power And Glory
12.Y En Mi Final
15.Cuestion De Tiempo
17.Como Un Lobo
CD2: “The Storyteller”
I.- Once Upon A Time
II. – Like A Wolf
III. – Letheus River
IV. – Failure
Chapter III:Verbum Dei
V. – At The Atrium
VI. – Quo Vadis?
VII. – Verbum Dei
VIII. – Fundamentals
Chapter IV: Flagellum
IX. – Free Will
X. – Inter Duos Mundos
XI. – Vendetta
Chapter V:Vitam Mortem
XII. – In Inferno
Review from Side-Line
To describe Axel Samano is a very complex task. The double CD Deus Ex Machina presents to the public two parallel visions of Axel: Deus Ex Machina: Antikythera is a CD where the listener will enjoy several musical genres such as EDM, EBM, Synth-pop, Future-pop and Rock. Each musical theme describes the impersonal experiences of Axel Samano.
The first track “In the End” describes the tragic history—inspired by an actual event that happened close to him—of a woman in love with a man who for more than thirty years made her life impossible until she died. On the other hand “A Matter of Time” tells the beautiful story of one of his woman friends who had the joy of knowing a man she was madly in love with and whose love was reciprocated; however, many years later her husband forgot her completely when he was suffering with dementia.
Not everything is love and tenderness in the disc. Some songs strongly criticize social biases. For example, “Wanderland” criticizes a society that justifies fear and personal hatred of a God who, according to them, is all love, but at the same time holds grudges.
“The Hunter” describes the love between a man who decides to dress as a woman and courts another man without knowing what the destiny will bring. And what about “Power and Glory”, one of the tracks that has received more ovations from the critics than any other, due to its energetic rhythm and a controversial theme about the wars between nations. Not only that, but this disc has 18 tracks, 9 in English and 9 in Spanish.
Deus Ex Machina: The Storyteller is a disc full of emotional tension and, according to Axel, this disc is without a doubt his best creation up to now. The Storyteller is the opposite of a silent movie. It has a story line with music and narration; pictures are left to be developed by the listener. This album is an EPIC MUSICAL NOVEL. Each track tells part of a story and the whole album tells the full story—it’s like reading a book. Each song is a chapter.
This album tells the story of a transgender man who decides to commit suicide and face God to ask for answers about his destiny, since in the world of the dead things happen where religion, science, quantum physics, spirituality and Greek mythology are fused to give life to this musical novel full of tension and emotion.
The transgender person commits suicide and faces God, who gives him the knowledge to understand time and space better, but at the same time condemns him to live in Limbo for an indefinite period of time. Disagreeing with his God’s decision, the transgender man escapes from Limbo and returns to face his God, but this time with the silly idea of winning the battle against the Almighty.
“Inter Duos Mundos” then describes the battle between God and the Mortal. As it is to be expected, God wins the battle and sends the mortal to live eternally in hell, guarded by Hades. Once in hell, Hades is lovingly seduced by the Mortal, who succeeds in convincing Hades to let him escape to release his vengeance on the three dimensional world. When he is ready to double time and space and open the portal that divides the earthy world from the spiritual world, God appears before him and it is here where the last song of the album tells the end of the story in an epic and unexpected manner.
The music was written entirely by Axel Samano and it took him three years to learn on his own the musical theory behind the orchestra. This is an original disc and in complete accord with its author, because Axel ‘s soul was involved in the majority of the songs—his own history.
Axel Samano is an artist whose main focus is electronic music. His productions include musical genres such as EDM, EBM, Rock, Industrial, and in his new production “Deux Ex Machina” he has also demonstrated his ability to transport the listener to another world via his epic musical novel: “The Storyteller.”
Axel released his first album back in 2015, The name of this album is “Thunderbolt”, which from the beginning has gotten rave reviews from critics, one of which described the album as ““intensely enigmatic with mysterious subject matter. The viewers and listeners encounter a vision of Axel Samano that is at once sympathetic, humorous and sometimes apocalyptic.”
He, inspired by Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is always flying high and dedicated to soaring to great heights, but he still has greater heights to reach. In his soaring, he has acquired two technician degrees Computer Systems and Social Communication. Soaring even further with a university degree in Psychology and is certified as a Radio announcer/host type “B””.
Born in the ‘80s and disdaining the traditional art schools, Axel is mostly self-taught, and art has always been his passion. He wrote three theater scripts when he was fifteen years old. He has written more than ninety songs and melodies but still he affirms he’s “far from the shores he left behind and still far from the shores he has yet to reach”