Russian Paradox

by Manunkind

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«Russian Paradox» consists of four songs, three already included in our live program, continuing the idea of the sound of our self-titled, debut release; the exception is «Atra Mors», a typical power electronics display that penetrates the charred skull like dead winds in the desert, the concept of the song lies in the parallels between contemporary Europe and the Europe of 1346. «The Approximate Man» is dedicated to Tristan Tzara's primitive poetry.
«Russian Paradox» is an absolutely new stage of Manunkind, inspired by reflection and personal experiences of transcendence, dedicated to the power of the big land, the magic of air and our blood history, to the paradox that became an integral part of our existence, passing through centuries, shouting to us inevitably that 2+2 always makes 5. Always. Here. Forever.

We meet causeless, strong-willed self-affirmation at the intersection with total lack of will, extreme sensuality and extreme emotional neglect. Pressed and cut.
The people who have carried hope through the years of suffering.
The land that has always been on the edge of the abyss, but manages to defy all laws of gravity.
The person who is always recognized in other lands, with a black mark on their soul, with a cold silence or burning heart, an absurd impudence.
Paradox. Irrationality. The land and heroes of our past. What makes us who we are…»
- Gin & Dee


released March 14, 2017

All songs written by:

Eugene Gin & Dee Grinski as Manunkind
Lyrics - Eugene Gin and Dee Grinski
(Except - The Approximate Man by Tristan Tzara)
Artwork by Elizaveta Papirovska
Mixing & Mastering - Own Cause Art-Union



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Track Name: Russian Paradox
Russian paradox
So beautiful and absurd
Savagery increases the degree
Sweet mud is under a marquee
The incongruous view on higher matters

Everything is at the last moment
Makes us covered with wounds

Dreams are like illusions
Make us indecently opened and loped

The only weapon is hope
Compels to be on the verge
And the curse of war has hooks
They have stuck in your bones

Black beauty is
Over the blackened land
They dig snow
Stright to the flesh

Russian paradox
The paradox of the big land
Count of deaths
Count of lifes
Eternal balance
Track Name: Atra Mors
The special mission from the outside
which rats are bringing on their backs
Lymph nodes are taking the last breath
Lungs feel the oncoming of death
Climate is the beginning of the punitive chain
And it's just the weapon in the big hands
And these hands know about helplessness
Know about superstition

It's the reset of sins
Reset of the Europe's deeds

Through the triumph of atra mors
Track Name: The Approximate Man
I speak of the one who speaks who speaks I am alone
I am but a small noise I have several noises in me
a ruffled noise frozen with the crossroads thrown on the wet pavement
with the feet of the men in a hurry running with their dead
around death which extends its arms
on the dial of the hour only alive in the sun
Track Name: Hall Of Records
A fool won't enter there

And the red sun is over a ceiling
And it's necessary to know the reason
But it's the undesirable dealing
And feel another light
And see the Orion's belt
And be afraid of the knight
Of The Moon and the night
But not to overcome
This ignorance
And it's impossible to change
But higher beings have chosen
The special
The special has to arrange
To show his privilege
To step in the Hall of Records
And say the names of the Saints