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The End Is the Beginning

by Mirror Of Haze

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1.
right behind the door on the other side you are hiding from this endless night all you hear is noise the beating of your heart the ambiance of war deep in the dark into the void looking back in time to the infancy you don’t recognize these blurry scenes the people you once loved the words you never said the stories you were told when you were dead it doesn’t mean anything it doesn’t matter anymore into the void
2.
eternal return the void of the mind where nothing is true and nothing is yours and nothing is mine a merry-go-round all over again our bones in the ground our flesh in the womb our memories fade it’s just another life to live forever it’s just another death to grieve another death to fake together eternal return the weakness of time when nothing is still and nothing is moved and nothing is divine a merry-go-round all over again our turbulent days our colorless nights our meaningless names it’s just another life to live forever it’s just another death to grieve another death to fake together
3.
dressed in the mellow colors of the sun child of the transcendental love it doesn’t make you saint it doesn’t bring you peace no one can see you thrown upside down in the air no one can hear you drowned in the sound of despair dressed in the lurid colors of red wine threat of existential decline it doesn’t make me evil it doesn’t bring me chaos no one can see you thrown upside down in the air no one can hear you drowned in the sound of despair until we are entwined until we are reborn no one can see you thrown upside down in the air no one can hear you drowned in the sound of despair
4.
the wall is staring back at you another day in disbelief there’s nothing left for you to lose it’s freezing you can barely breathe tonight you are leaving this place to find your way out of a maze tonight when your dreams turn to stone you’re trapped here you’re hopelessly lost the corridors all look the same some doors aren’t meant to be unlocked this noise is driving you insane it’s dark and you can barely walk tonight you are leaving this place to find your way out of a maze tonight when your dreams turn to stone you’re trapped here you’re hopelessly lost
5.
your alien saturnine eyes reflected the ocean of haze the sadness of bottomless nights the echoes of disturbing days the hyacinth girl not living not dead the hyacinth girl the sign of the end your faded mercurial smile dissolved in the mirror of fear the shadow of future desires the blood of these violent years the hyacinth girl not living not dead the hyacinth girl
6.
the gods of the wasteland victims of broken dreams foreign and distant stuck in the memories lonely and reckless the dust from the faded stars forgotten places forgotten people’s lives unseen unknown the winds of the desert captives of liberty the ghosts of the present frozen in poverty faceless and nameless lost in the maze of time forgotten places forgotten people’s lives unseen unknown people vanish pictures fade unseen unknown
7.
walking through the woods in the burning grass you observed the moon filled with the scent of ash the air was hard to breathe you listened to the trees and what did they say? and what did you do? in the darkened sky couldn’t find the sun at the hour of noon laying on the ground in the charred leaves you listened to the trees and what did they say? and what did you do? walking through the woods in the burning grass you observed the moon filled with the scent of ash the air was hard to breathe you listened to the trees and what did they say? and what did you do? listen to the trees what did they say? what did you do?
8.
you know it makes no sense you know it isn’t right you are still on the fence you can’t still choose a side you can’t decide should you run or hide you know it isn’t new you know it all repeats the light is so diffused the sound is so complete you can’t decide should you live or die thunder without rain fire without smoke thunder without rain

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“The End Is the Beginning” is the debut album of post-punk/gothic rock project Mirror of Haze from Oslo, Norway. Recorded in isolation during the pandemic months of 2020, it captures the mood of this strange and unprecedented time of modern history.

In the ethereal soundscape of reverb-drenched guitars, driving bass, rhythmic drum machine beats, and commanding vocals you can hear musical textures reminiscent of The Chameleons and The Fields Of The Nephilim, as well as their modern counterparts Drab Majesty and Then Comes Silence.

Lyrically, the album builds on eternal philosophical questions of life and death in the dystopian post apocalyptic setting, taking inspiration from the striking imagery of “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot.

BEHIND SHUTTERED WINDOWS AND CLOSED DOORS,
OUR DISTANT MEMORIES
ARE SLOWLY DRIFTING INTO THE VOID OF REALITY.

THROWN UPSIDE DOWN IN THE AIR,
WE ARE FLOATING
BETWEEN RATIONAL THINKING AND CHAOS.

THERE IS NO PRESENT, PAST, OR FUTURE,
JUST THIS ELUSIVE FEELING OF ETERNAL LONELINESS.

THE FLOWERS BLOOM AND FADE AWAY
AN INFINITE NUMBER OF TIMES,
ACROSS INFINITE TIME AND SPACE.

THE END IS THE BEGINNING AND THE BEGINNING IS THE END.
OUR ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE CIRCLE
BRING US TO THE PLACE WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

FOREVER LOST IN THE MAZE OF LIFE, UNSEEN AND UNKNOWN,
THIS VERY MOMENT IS ALREADY FORGOTTEN.

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released February 15, 2021

Music & lyrics by Vadym Markov
Produced by Vadym Markov
Recorded and mixed In Oslo, Norway
Mastering by Gustavo Plaza
Cover design by Svitlana Markova
Logo by Dmitry Stankevich

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Cold post-punk from Norway.

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