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What's Real?

by Silentaria

“Survival is an ancient dream. Life is nothing but an everlasting illusion. Nothing is Real. Don’t believe in illusion, Remember me, I am here … “
Genre: New Age: New Age
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1. Mirage
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2. What's Real?
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3. Oceans of Illusion
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4. Vital Doubts
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5. Curtains Over Eyes
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6. Sorrowful Truth
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7. Deceived
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8. Real Fantasia
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9. Consciousness
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10. Diversion
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11. Echoes from East
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This concept album interprets human challenges for knowing what is real in both ancient and modern era.
It is the story of a lost creature, surrounded by reality and illusion contradiction.

By naming the album as “What’s Real?” Rixa White recalls this essential question that we all ask through our life experiences.

“What’s Real?” is the second album of a sequel named “The Inner Journey”. All 11 tracks in this album are conceptually related and named based on their roles in the album story line. However, each track can be listened, felt and enjoyed distinctly.

The album cover image shows a fading shadow on fading water ripples in the dark which ends up to a dot. The shadow can be any creature diving into illusion. Both shadow and reflection on water does not exist by themselves which this, emphasizes the concept of what we believe and do may not be real.

The circle of light which is iconic in most Silentaria’s album covers is representing the enlightenment of who seeks the answer of “What’s Real?”.


Tracks Overview
The album starts with a mellow track, “Mirage”, which is a low-beat track using no percussion, while hearing very illusive sounds coming from a very far distance.

It is followed by the title track, “What’s Real?”. This second track contains a dialog between a robot asking about reality and an angel who answers him. The double sided style of the music is ear catching as its beat is techno-like and melody and instruments are classic.

The 3rd track is “Oceans of Illusion” that uses a bunch of illusive sounds creating a warm oceanic atmosphere in each of its three sections.

“Vital Doubts” is the 4th track and one of the two techno tracks in the album. The main characteristic of this up-beat track is its non-repeating full-length melody that is performed by a kind and friendly sound coming from a combination of four digital strings and flutes.

“Curtains over Eyes”, the 5th track uses Electric Guitar and horn-like instruments combined with strings and sitars to create a heroic atmosphere.

“Sorrowful Truth” comes in the 6th place and is totally Violin-based followed by some mild epic-romantic harmonic background melodies. The chorus of the track is both sorrowful and soothing Perhaps all can be told about is sorrow, sorrow and more sorrows.

The 7th track is “Deceived”, the only Rock genre track in the album. Electric Guitar plays the main gear of the track but its combination with violins and strings makes a multi-style atmosphere. Human choir also emphasizes the spiritual atmosphere of the track. All four parts are related to each other as a whole story and rebellion and objection are lucidly encouraged in all parts.

The other electronic techno track appears in 8th place named “Real Fantasia”. Its melody is mainly a long repeated sentence with lots of non-repeated harmonic background melodies that projects a kind of happiness in a visionary Fantasia. Almost all sounds are electronic in this track.

In this album, “Consciousness”, the 9th one, is very special. Repeating the Consciousness word combined with metal-like percussions in the background recalls spiritual temples atmosphere. Its spiritual concept is brought up with a techno style and variable melodies performed by electronic instruments even Electric Guitars. The vocals are totally computer-generated human voices.

The 10th track is “Diversion” mainly having a modern Epic atmosphere in both its harmonic intro and main part by using Brass and Strings combined with background Pads and smart Basses.

”Echoes from East”, the 11th and last track, has a World genre and contains a variety of Middle Eastern melodies performed by Turkish, Persian and Arabic instruments and percussions.

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Marian

The eccentric, hypnotic, trance-like space of “What’s Real?”
“Survival is an ancient dream. Life is nothing but an everlasting illusion. Nothing is Real. Don’t believe in illusion, Remember me, I am here … “
This is not a conversation from a witchcraft movie, but a title story for Silentaria’s new album; “What’s Real?“. “This is a story of a lost creature, surrounded by reality and illusion contradiction, as mentioned by Rixa White; the self-taught pianist, keyboardist, composer and poet behind Silentaria musical project.
The illusive album atmosphere is in complete harmony with album cover, tracks naming and track melodies and they all play their role in emphasizing the concept that what we believe or experience may not be real.
The story begins in an eccentric, hypnotic, trance-like space, where you will be injected with illusive sounds of “Mirage”, then passing a curious robot keep asking an angel “What’s Real?” to reach the warm “Oceans of Illusion”, get drowned and then you wll hear the whisper of “Vital Doubts” by a magical flute. The heroic theme by an electric guitar removes “Curtains over Eyes”. So, you feel the “Sorrowful Truth” played by a soothing violin and then you will learn how we all have been “Deceived”, while pursuing happiness in “Real Fantasia”. Awakening call of “Consciousness” with computer-generated human voices make you ready for a modern epic “Diversion” and this part of journey finally ends by “Echoes from East”.
“New Age Music” was stocked alongside with a soft, yoga like, energy crystals, wiccan paraphernalia and homeopathic medicine music that you can find in your local health shop for a long time, but recent decade has seen a new wave in New Age music that is meditative, spiritual and epic-heroic.
As a part of this new wave rise up, Rixa White has created ingenious cinematic themes, robotic melodies and dazzling bursts of electronic sketches that takes an imagination to realize the whole orchestra produced by only one musician.
Rixa White, the masked angel of music, ended his 1001 days of silence by releasing “The Beginning of the End” album in Oct. 2011 and now his new album; “What’s Real?” is a conceptual album with illusive visionary names and sounds, stranger than your dreams, but familiar to your inner emotions that you will want to listen again and again.
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The Beginning of the End / What's Real?

the mysterious man in white
TAKING ON THE PERSONNA OF SOMETHING BETWEEN JASON FROM FRIDAY THE 13TH FILMS AND THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA WITH THE WHITE VENETIAN-STYLE MASK, SILENTARIA (AKA RIXA WHITE) HAS DEVELOPED A STYLE THAT CARRIES ENOUGH MYSTERY AND THREAT AND YET CREATES A STYLE OF 21ST CENTURY INSTRUMENTAL AND SYNTHPOP THAT I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF FROM THE 80’S BUT IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO THINK HE IS MERELY RESURRECTING A PAST SOUND. BACK THEN THE MUSIC WAS IN ITS INFANCY AND HAD QUITE OF BIT OF DEVELOPING TO GO THROUGH AND NOW “THE MAN IN WHITE” HAS CREATED A VERY ACCESSIBLE, CATCHY AND RHYTHMIC SERIES OF TRACKS THAT RETAIN THE ORIGINALS FEEL BUT WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY BRINGS US A MUCH SMOOTHER SOUND.
SO, WITH ELEMENTS OF UK 80’S SYNTH MIXED WITH INFLUENCES OF THE LIKES OF VANGELIS, JARRE AND KITARO, THE ALBUMS “THE BEGINNING OF THE END” (2011) AND “WHAT’S REAL? (2012) GIVE THE LISTENER A CLEAN AND CRISP NEW TAKE WITH EXCELLENT SYNTH SOUNDS, DRUM MACHINES AND, ABOVE ALL, GREAT MELODIES. THERE’S ALSO A SUBTLE DIVERSITY IN THE TRACKS SO I FOUND I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS COMING NEXT POSSIBLY DUE TO THE COMPOSERS EXPERIENCES OF DIFFERENT CULTURES.
I LISTEN TO PLENTY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND IT’S QUITE REFRESHING TO LISTEN TO RELATIVELY SHORT PIECES THAT DON’T REALLY COME INTO THE SPACE, AMBIENT, BERLIN-SCHOOL, THERAPEUTIC CATEGORIES. SOME WILL OBVIOUSLY PIDGEON-HOLE CERTAIN TRACKS BUT FOR ME AFTER HEARING BOTH ALBUMS THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL SIMPLICITY TO THEM. MAYBE I’M GETTING THE MEANING OF THE WHOLENESS AND EMPTINESS PHILOSOPHY.
THE MUSIC AND THE MYSTERIOUS CHARACTER HAVE ALL THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT LIVE ACT, TOO.
TWO EXCELLENT ALBUMS WORTH CHECKING OUT.
BRUCE GALL
“ATMOSPHERES” WWW.ONEWORLDRADIO.ORG.UK
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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
If you’ve been a loyal viewer of the Fox Broadcasting Network over the last 15 to 20 years, you might remember an enigmatic illusionist who went by the moniker of the Masked Magician for his dark, face-obscuring apparel and who revealed all the secrets of his trade. Now we have a Masked Musician with a similar appearance but who’s covered in white, and rather than reveal the mysteries that inform his shadowy music, he leaves them for the listener to ruminate upon and unravel.

The fact that Silentaria, aka Rixa White, wears a façade takes the focus off his identity and visage and puts it squarely on his music. His mask also reflects the main theme of his muse, that of the tenuous line between illusion and reality.

But whatever his motivation, the significant factor here is his sonic artistry, which I would call orchestral electronica. Silentaria builds a basic foundation with keyboards and synthesizers and then adds flutes, violins, strings, drums, percussion, digital choirs, and electric guitars to the mix, creating an intoxicating blend that is at once ominous and exhilarating, electronic and organic, introspective and grandiose. This is music that is visceral in its pungency and cinematic in its reach. Silentaria’s work here reminds me of Jan Hammer’s darkly dynamic Miami Vice soundtracks, filtered through Silentaria’s unique mind’s eye.

If you desire to embark on a musical sojourn beyond the ordinary, take a ride with Silentaria. You will not be disappointed.
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