- Genre: Rock
- Release Date: 6/30/2014
The band's debut album is undoubtfully inspired by it's creator quest for enlightenment and meaning. 'Nebulae' is a conceptual vision over life and death, represented in the form of a star life-cycle. The record is presented with eleven tracks divided into four chapters, from a star birth until it's extinction, creating intense emotional passages through life's stages. 'Nebulae' delivers a strong, dark but yet hopeful atmospheric sound, sometimes almost resembling a movie soundtrack. It combines all their progressive rock influences, including a cover for King Crimson's 'I talk to the wind' and ELP's 'The Sage', with more contemporary alternative sounds, ranging from the exploding power of 'The Prophet' and the ultra heavy guitars on 'Watcher of the Light', to smooth and peaceful sounds like 'Deeper' or 'Wings of Eternity', with this last one resembling also baroque influences. Recording was divided between Narciso Monteiro's home studio and Filipe Braga's larger music and photography studio, mainly for vocals and drums. In order to obtain a very custom sound and assuring all production details would entirely fulfill the author's vision, all recording, mixing and mastering were performed by Narciso Monteiro himself. In the author's opinion, this level of independence provides the record with a strong original personality and enforces an emotional connection between the creator and the listeners, as every musical option is guaranteed to be just like the author intended. Presented in a DVD Digipack, the packaging itself is also a product of several artists contribution. The main illustrations were designed by Mafalda Cruz, a creative artist specializing in theater, film and performance arts. Inside there are also original pictures from Filipe Braga, taken specifically to provide a visual perspective to each song.