Today, AnnapurnA sets October 16th as the international release date for Ataraxia's highly anticipated new studio album, Quasar, on digipack CD, digibook, and vinyl LP formats.
Feverishly active since 1990, Ataraxia is an ensemble born in Modena that skillfully works the balance between avant-garde and tradition, creating sound settings and performing concerts combined with other forms of expression such as scenic representation in palaces, castles, squares, parks, clubs, concert halls, and theaters in their native Italy as well as Europe, Latin America, and the East. Musically, they define themselves as artisans of sound because they create unusual combinations between the sacred and the profane, the ancient and the contemporary.
In their rich and storied career, Ataraxia have released 25 studio albums, EPs, and live albums for labels from around the world such as Cold Meat Industry, Equilibrium, Ark, Cruel Moon, Twilight, Avantgarde, Prikosnovénie, Infinite Fog, Sleaszy Rider, and now AnnapurnA. Similarly, the group has performed over 300 concerts in Italy, France, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Romania, Poland, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil and at such festivals like Leipzig's Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
Now, aligned with longtime fans AnnapurnA, Ataraxia celebrate 30 years of activity with the publication of the new album Quasar.
Two years after the previous studio work Sincronicity Embraced, Quasar includes seven tracks across 55 minutes of music. "We worked on seven archetypes," the group says. "The number of grace and realization - seven, the colors of the rainbow - one for each song, and these informed energies have archangelic names. Powerful information flows that balance the four elements of fire, water, air, and earth inside and outside of us, with the fifth etheric element above the crown."
In astronomy, quasars are very distant objects that have to emit energy equivalent to hundreds of normal galaxies. Thus, the namesake Quasar is more than suiting here, for Ataraxia take you on a wondrous journey into the event horizon, the beating heart of every galaxy.
Begin exploring their always-unique galaxy with the brand-new track "Nebula" HERE
as well as a teaser for the album HERE
at brother label Concilium Records' official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: