ILLUMINARI AT THE THRESHOLD

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    ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE:
    ILLUMINARI
    Progression in art is something that requires a complete abandon of sorts. It is that courageous step forward, right out of the box, in brazenly sure footing. ILLUMINARI represents the feminine principle in a world of duality. Our message is the light of existentialistic exploration and the clarity of inner truth. Our tool is the path of musical expression and artistic movement. We recognise that in this material reality, the masculine principle, the route of reaching outward for truth, is the more active, dominant one, and so our purpose is to illuminate our listeners to release themselves from the hold of the overtly physical and discover the deeper, realer life within. If but only one person awakens this light within them, ILLUMINARI would have served its ultimate vision, to ignite the guidance of the heart and soul. This is the picture we are painting in all its audacity and what we believe our contribution is to the collective.
    There is no mediocrity in what we are attempting to do. It is cutting edge sound, no more, no less. Our intent is to be as experimental as possible while balancing a core, natural melody that resonates with instinctive good feeling. Our debut album is a Trip Hop composition, which is a fusion of funk, soul, jazz with an urban drumming style, entitled "ILLUMINARI AT THE THRESHOLD" and it is a compilation of different esoteric information aligned to the 12 archetypal subjects of the astrological signs.
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    ABOUT THE ALBUM:
    ILLUMINARI AT THE THRESHOLD
    ...is a title that on one hand describes it as being the debut album (the threshold, the beginning) and on the other, plays upon the guardian of the threshold, an imagery from the theosophical circles. The guardian is a being that guards the path to higher knowledge. It is the metaphorical place where you are checked on whether you have released all layers of judgment within yourself. If you are cleansed of all levels of that karmic impurity, you are then invited into the worlds of greater wisdom and lightness.
    Therefore the album’s message and purpose is to help the listeners prepare for that moment where one meets the symbolic guardian and be ready to receive the higher worlds. It is also simply a message to just free yourself from the bondage of what you believe life’s expectations should be and take that step to understanding what existence is all about.
    The album itself has been mastered by the grammy-nominated Emily Lazar, who was also the engineer for Björk, Paul McCartney, Wu Tang Clan, Prodigy, Foo Fighters, Garbage, Sia Furler amongst others. The mixing was done in Diablito Studios, by Diego Aguirre. Diablito Studios is a company co-owned by one of the members of Molotov, a famous Mexican rap group.
    Produced by Celestine Angel
    Executive Producer: IZ St
    Music Composition & Arrangement: Marco Fernandez
    Arrangement, Vocal Composition & Lyrics: Celestine Angel / IZ St
    Live Guitar Parts: Luis Huichotron De Nuex
    Live Bass Parts: Cesar Ignute
    Live Drum Parts: Ana Riv
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Track Name: Libra) Bluesphere
What's the difference between you and me?

What's the difference with what you see?



I realise that the brain cannot define

The negativity to yours or mine

And so I understand, we're the same

We only go by different names



Even the flowers

They are me

The other creatures

Comparably



(Void)



What's the difference between you and me?

What's the difference with what you see?



I realise that you might not comprehend

As homogeneity is not the trend

But all you need to know, we're the same

We only go by different names



Even the flowers

They are me

The other creatures

Comparably



When I dislike

You

The self and I fight

Too

I do not feel right

To try to deny

The look in your eyes

The same…

Light in mine

Too



What's the difference between you and me?

What's the difference with what you see?



What's the difference?

Between you and me?

What's the difference?

With what you see?
Track Name: Scorpio) A Labyrinth is not a Maze
Where do you turn

In a raving, mad world

Where desire runs wild,

Indulgences abound

And darkness is reality



What can you do

Nobody listens to you

But voices creep around your head




Little demons they disturb you

Pull out fears that could really hurt you

But a labyrinth is not a maze

There were meant to be no other ways

First turn into this overriding thought

That everything was meant to be

And How and Why for you they fought

So open the pathway for you to see



Move onward to the fore

Meet the guardian of the threshold

With the mirror to our many wrongs -

Muster the courage, take up the sword

Defeat the "I", the "I" must die

Make the guardian your ally

Your evils ain't evils at all

A concept from the illusion of duality



Stay still

Be beyond the judgments of right and wrong

Stay still

Be initiated

Stay still

Be beyond the judgments of right and wrong



Move onward to the fore

Meet the guardian of the threshold

With the mirror to our many wrongs

Muster the courage, take up the sword

Defeat the "I", the "I" must die

Make the guardian your ally

Your evils ain't evils at all

A concept from the illusion of duality
Track Name: Sagittarius) Trial by Fire
Cleansed by the fire ordeal

If you pass

It's the trial of persecution

Will your smile last?

Will it last?



I'm your guardian angel

And he's the devil

Listen to me



You'll be cleansed by the fire ordeal

If you pass

A crowd of enemies stoning insults



(Rap)
Well you think you're free
But what does that even mean
Outside the normal rules of things
Trying your best to justify your way as righteous saintly super clean
Yeah well you think you fly and everything you do is stunning?
But the only thing you doing is running
Away from the facts that's black and white
I'm the fallen angel I can keep you in check
Son of the night I live within you
How you gonna hide when I turn you against you?
Whoops check yourself now I have
And its bad
Against your will
And it will not stop and it persists till
I choose to relieve you



Remain serene and sweet

Unaffected by fears of insult

Cast out his heavy voice

Listen, to what is holy felt



Cleansed by the fire ordeal

You have passed, you have passed

Love allowed you to forgive being wronged

You smiled last, you smiled last, you smiled last
Track Name: Capricorn) No Exception
Here's the story of trial by earth
Of two mountains closing in
In on your life

I am crushed
There is no other way
But to stand here and take the pain

Give up x3 (Isaac sings)

No I want to persevere & see the joy in every test
Find the magic in every ordeal
The happy in every distress

<Chorus>
No exception } x3 Together w Isaac
Give up (Isaac sings) }
Yeah
Yeah

<Void>

I have once lost it all
Life turned itself upside down
Track Name: Aquarius) Take a Deep Breath
How can I be rid of the discomfort of insecurity
How can I stay peaceful and always feel happy
How can I be detached and consciously see
How can I fear not what's to be lost from me

(Chorus)
You do not fear what's lost
You have no fear of death
You are only riled up and crossed
Oooooh
Just take a deep breath x3
And start over again

Bridge: X2
Use new eyes everyday
See new light every hour
Be present in the moment
It's the moment that catches you

How can I be cool and disregard inconveniences
How can I stay good and not be consumed by grievances
How can I stay so close to the maker that nothing else matters
How can I fear not what's to be lost from me

(Chorus)
Track Name: Pisces) Chalice
I want nothing except you, love (x4)

I might think I desire others
But deep down inside I know you know I know the truth
There is nothing else
Nothing else except for you

I want nothing except you, love (x4)

You are the beginning
You are the end
Your mighty arms reach to the ends of the universe
Your humble feet stand in depths of the astral land

I want nothing except you, love (x4)

And so what else is there to be
But happy, peaceful and free
To let my heart sing
Let my spirit be still
That everything
Everything I have ever wanted
Has always been
And will always be
So very, very
Here

I want nothing except you, love (x4)
Track Name: Aries) The Seventh King
They say to turn the other cheek
With a smile and a wave conjure
A world of your own where the meek
Inherits the space in the ether

Hmmmm...
Just to be me
Where the mind is free x2

The humbled seventh king
The sweet conqueror of hostile lands
And the bard does sing
Invasion can only live through defence
World without borders
Such ease to be honest

They say to thine own self be true
Regardless of what thou say of you
No amour, no barricade, no shield
It's the love, it's the heart, it's what's real

Hmmmm...
Just to be me
Where the mind is free x2
Just to be me
Where the mind is free x4
Track Name: Taurus) Arc Matrimony
Abundance
The unquenchable desire within
Wrapping contentment
In every wave of paradoxically increasing
Satisfaction

Each thrust the release of pure love (life)
Each release the medium to sweet nothing

There's nothing more, nothing more, nothing more glorious… (repeats)

White and chaste
A powerful shield magically raised
Life's adversities
Disengaged by seed -
Renunciation of fruit, transmute
Serenity

There's nothing more, nothing more, nothing more glorious… (repeats)

(Rap)
Animal you is yes
Knowing what you witness has
Come from the recesses from the old mind's impression
Half monkey man you'll be hard-pressed to find
Whether in Babylon or Zion I am not lying when I say
That the order of the day be overcoming
Your body's pull or play
That get you doing what you don't feel like doing
Thinking that you do
'Cos it feels good to the senses
Immensely, death comes through the same gates to tempt thee
After pleasure comes pain
Dark after a new day
Yes there's a new way
To rise above the cycle of duality
Float like cream to the top
Who the hell wanna stop
The deception of the truth
With reception of this clue
Kill the animal within you to know truth
So you can do what you do
Move like you move
Get where you need to go
And stay super cool

Don't you ever spill the seed
Build up motion - there's no need
Love's the name of the game
The making of it - there's no shame
Gods and Goddesses it makes us
The divine is androgynous

There's nothing more, nothing more, nothing more glorious… (repeats)
Track Name: Gemini) Gemini (True Groove)
Let me tell you about the true groove dude
Say the less we try then the more we do
Bounce or krunk what it gets you to do
To get this groove flowing in through you
In through me, in through them
Into all of us so we understand
That I'm talking about the path now without the plan
Inner fight yes but against no man
Knock the doubt that I know you can
Don't blink yet we ain't even began
Say to get much more now you gotta let go
Make your truth up yea as you flow
Point zero is point one O O
The sooner you get that the sooner you go
The sooner you groove then the sooner you grow
Step back relax, these new jacks
Looking like they wanna get smacked man
That's why we 'bout it, 'bout it
Ain't nothing new so you better relax man
Outside of this that, that front back
That left right, that up down, round round, pound for pound
We not bound by the crazy rap game
So unlike Lupe's pain this day
We don't got to dumb it down you see
Hidden truth seekers
This here's day one y'all the witness
Nothing to do all to feel
Nothing to say, all work all play

(SHORT HOOK)
There's nothing to do
And all to feel
There's nothing to say
And all to play

The sooner you get it, get it you go
The sooner you groove then the sooner you grow
Just as soon as you hear this hidden truth yo
Ain't gonna waste your time no no
Power, power that's for sho
Stay in super swift on your motherfucking toes
Uninvolved in everything that goes
Only things that grooves and things that grow
Preaching, reaching just for me
'Cos I float like buttermilk or drop like tea
Bags, or coffee, whatever your preference may be
Whatever you choose to see
I'm talking in every sense see
Of the phrase to be free

(LONG HOOK)
There's nothing to do
And all to feel
There's nothing to say
And all to play
It's alright, it's ok }
Your time is now }
Your time is now } Repeat

Chill man stop running your mouth like that
Less you want my lyrical gun to be going
Pap pap or rat tat tat tat
What do we have here?
Tight ass girl getting near looking all belvedere
Don't get me wrong or right
I'm just painting myself a picture
Metaphorically speaking - I'll make references a little later
So this funky groove will hit cha
I spit with or at cha
Back to the first juncture
Is where Imma sent cha
She fine, fly, nice as well
Looking at me good, nah I won't tell
Silky smooth, low on the jewels
Day one I be under her spell
Stage two it's time to get through
What I gotta say to get through to you
Really don't matter what you wanna do
Whatever you wanna get, you can too
Anything you wanna get, you can believe
All you gotta do is just groove with me
Live the only truth that you want to see
Stay in the zone, don't ever leave
'Cos as soon as you get it
That's when you go
The longer the groove then
The deeper the growth

(LONG HOOK)
Track Name: Cancer) Cero
Chorus: X4
Wake up wake up get up and see
No chains exists
Which only means you're super free
So get up while you can and step up with your freaking plan
Do what you need to do
But first let me see your hands

Rap Verse 1:
Where was you at last night?
I know where your girl was at
Psyche!
Were you in a dream?
Do you know the place
Were you there was it safe did you scream?
Were you really there or in between soft comforter seams
Think about it
What happened to the dream scene
If I met you there you would swear it was real
Nah mean?
How would you prove it
Triple beam to be sure
Length breadth width
What you see is what you get
To doubt it you must be mad
Sound familiar don't it?
But where that place go?
How'd it vanish so completely without trace
Into an unknowable place
Where you left with a taste of your waking self
That you swear is the truth now
No extra proof now
When you wake the old ways is new now
If you want to get back would you know how?
If you could choose to do it come through and take the vow
Super proud
See the way we bow

Hook:
The change
the change could be nice
The change
the change could be nice
The change
the change could be nice

Chorus: X4
Wake up wake up get up and see
No chains exists
Which only means you're super free
So get up while you can and step up with your freaking plan
Do what you need to do
But first let me see your hands

Rap Bridge:
A walk through ancient woods
You might never have
Supposed you could
Suppose you should
I propose you have
Shouts to J.Black
A time before mind
Sun still shine
But the words that a whole other story
Crimson glory
Of the past kings
Pale in comparison
To the super simple way our forefathers where doing it
Speaking it and living it
It don't matter how you label it

Hook:
The change
the change could be nice
The change
the change could be nice
The change
the change could be nice

Chorus: X4
Wake up wake up get up and see
No chains exists
Which only means you're super free
So get up while you can and step up with your freaking plan
Do what you need to do
But first let me see your hands
Track Name: Leo) Philosophia Perennis
Chorus:
The higher exists in corporeal states
Just don't criticise but do glorify
Instil devotion in your soul
Awaken the divine
Just try

Rap Verse 1:
Veneration not decimation be the true path
sit back and listen to the concept
start from the start
self conception
new way in this new day of writing rhymes
that'll be my blueprint in blue ink
all praises due to the rose think
and red valentine feel
to the ascended masters
of the Rudolf clique
godfather of the red nosed reindeer
RIP no 1 soul brother
we've been given the map to reach to tap into ourselves
off or on the waters not the kind that they sell
but the type that flows and goes
to places unseen and unheard
see me spill some words and nothing else cause
I wanna take the fruit and not bite it
ciga- cigar on my lips I won't light it
big will I use incense abused all in the name of veneration I spew
you wanna know what this is about well let me tell you how to get to the top of mount "Truth-more" let me show you
one of the paths you might have started on gets you
straight to the top but stop don't drop instead
hold onto and remember its an infinite no of ways
to get yourself up to the four face
and you'll be out your place if you on some other's case
judging the
speed angle and velocity of their approach
or even the creed colour and the words their preacher spoke
then you not listening to your own guide
one of the voices in your own heart body mind
spirit or soul
master the thought will feeling
all secrets told never putting on hold
these primordial gifts of guidance
no two share likeness
fact its all different like the four presidents
check what facts you missing
each one of them a major aspect of and
part of the whole
full in its own sense
unincomplete so
just like the nature of a journey when you get to the end
its the legend of the phoenix gotta rise again
Philosophia Perennis the underlying story
once upon a time be the same start to every story
the deeper you drop to watch the magic unfold
be the closer you getting
to uncovering your own
whether its an old path or new path
you're moving with the same goal
and rest assured my brother you've always been the same soul
same story untold

Chorus:
The higher exists in corporal states
Just don't criticise but do glorify
Instil devotion in your soul
Awaken the divine
Just try

Rap Verse 2:
Aim of the game truth of the matter yo
is to eventually grow out of the mould and get bolder
get not just the dirt
but the chip off the shoulder
then the path that you carve will be one in a million
no billion
soon to be seven
you my man are the winner of that
take it all and never come back if your can
only if you want to
never against your will
you will lose to if you choose to
cruise through
this life with without giving thanks and credit to the main dude
maker of the man that carved the four faces
selecta of the one
that chose to go places
guru of the son that wrote the book of spaces
i am other my brother
supadupa fly
unstoppable
through this book of rhymes already written
i just cut the ends to reveal the lines

real talk
italiano master
using water as a back drop
to see which parts
of the marble to chop
david
cop-a-feel of this story of Leo G
one of the 12 major movements
life lessons
meant to move you and groom you
inspire you if you choose to
be one
open and flowing
I'm telling you a tale
this a real kinda fable
no money getting stuck
to the gum under the table
them labels to cast aside if you wish to
twist two up if you need to
whatever it takes to
get your mind and the rest of your 2 spheres in line
and ready for the words that i spit
from the depths of my soul straight legit
Philosophia Perennis
by the man Leibniz
the unchanging layer beneath this business of change that's infinite
and unmoving
like all frequencies of light
broken down fundamentally and the end of the night they're just white
our emotions be the same as these different colours
like abstract said it's vibrant thing
so what your feelings basically what your vibrating
moral of the story what I'm trying to say man
it's like the lion
regal free
creature that it be
happy
same is we
bliss exists within our psyche
intact much more than that
everything that we think that we is
is stacked right in front of that

Chorus:
The higher exists in corporal states
Just don't criticise but do glorify
Instil devotion in your soul
Awaken the divine
Just try
Track Name: Virgo) Letters on the Battlefield
Dear Revolutionary Spirit,
Oh maligned soul
Dreamer of a thousand lives, live it
Experience it whole
Focus on your vision
You know you have a mission
Even though you're criticised
Even if you're not recognised
Lovingly yours,

Lovingly yours,
Dharma

Dear The Intrepid, The Lionheart,
Oh burdened one
Worlds are waiting, for you to open and charge
And wishes they grant
Focus on your mission
Soon will the mind's cessation
Even though they lay the guilt
Even if they can't be willed
Lovingly yours,

Lovingly yours,
Dharma

Dear Unfathomable Poet,
Oh ever judged
Creator of pathways between and inward
Just loving so much
Focused mind's cessation
Buckle down to more action
Thou shalt not put mind in mind
Thou shan't then lose power of thine
Lovingly yours,

Lovingly yours,
Dharma