Xakestar - Repulsion

A new song, with a different lyrical approach, a distinctive subject matter and of denunciatory nature with a pang of outcry and protest against a well-established edifice of belief. Refer below for direct listening.

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Against all the odds, we were finally able to get back to recording. hereby we present you a new song called Your Face which has been written and produced by me (Moe Khojasteh), Also Shahab H. contributed to the song by playing a short solo between chorus and the second verse. The words directly come from my experiences of severe personal predicament and the inescapable emotions risen from bad-gone relationships. There has been extra attention to the production values and post-production so we assume you will have an enjoyable experience. You can hear the song by following the widgets below.

A fresh, distinctive and improved version of "Frailty and Flares"

We diligently worked on this tune which is a collaboration between Xakestar and Marek Starx. It is re-recorded, remixed and remastered. It takes a completely different direction from the earlier version. Let us know what you think of it. Enjoy!
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"One Thousand of Eventides (Instrumental Version)" now uploaded

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This is perhaps the most radical change in the style/genre since Xakestar is born. It is written and produced by Moe Khojasteh. This song represents an industrial/Synth-Rock style which is combined with Alt. Rock elements. The vocal lines are in the process of production and soon this instrumental version will be replaced. Our influences on this song have been Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. Enjoy!

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We represent the forbidden realm of the mind, enriched with poetry, mystic vibes, heavy tons of attitude. An alternative/Grunge with an under-taste of Goth. Dark, heavy and psychedelic, brooding, lush tapestry that grabs the soul.

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About "Longhair-Productions"

Longhair Productions. Las Vegas/Nevada
Xakestar's respectable agent and manager, Kevin Dunham, established this organization in 2011, known as Longhair Productions, whose supervision, guidance and operation was the most influential factor conducive to the rejuvenation and restoration of the formerly marginalized band, Xakestar. If we had not benefited from the insightful and professionally adjusted promotional efforts of Longhair Productions, we would have been faded out and left voiceless in the harsh and cruel commotion of the contemporary music industry. 

Kevin Dunham briefly defines the basic objectives of the organization as: 
  • Our mission is to create both long and short term goals for indie artists and meet those goals to reach the next level. 
  • Longhair Productions offer a full range of Management Services and we strive to personalize our services to best meet the needs of our Artists. 
Here are the links to the official representative websites and more information. All inquiries to Kevin Dunham: longhairkev@yahoo.com

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*Longhair Productions is located at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crystal Shadow now Finalized, the best representative of Xakestar Music

We finished up finalizing “Crystal Shadow” whose incomplete demo, gaining more than 14,000 hits, was the most popular Xakestar song in accordance with the statistics. To sum up the characteristics of this song, it is a grunge tune mixed with heavy metal, energetic, aggressive, dramatic, doom, and dark influences. The most important feature of this tune is the bass line which turned out to be extremely active, independent and it is our signature, our idiosyncratic mark on this genre. Crystal Shadow sounds like alternative rock/grunge being mixed with Gothic and electronic elements as used by Depeche Mode. We used pads and synths all over the guitar riffs. A possible theme of the lyrics can be criticism of religion, and it is blended with references to dark desires, forbidden realms of the mind; moreover, it is enriched with a mystic and spiritual tone.

You can listen to it in full length and high quality using the links below.

Where did "Frailty and Flares" come from?

Artwork designed and performed by Marek Starx
Frailty and Flares (Marek Starx and Xakestar)

A Tragedy or a trauma, can be considered both cause and consequence. They raise the despair. There is aesthetics to sorrow and despair. 
      The artist is the origin of the meaning, whose personal experiences determines the product's form and content. The self-expression, narcissism in poetry, are the devices which facilitate the birth of the meaning, i.e., the development of the artist's mind.
          Moreover, the personal poems, which are introspective in nature, are occasionally in a close correlation with sadness, melancholy, and madness. The mentioned attributes also make up certain areas of our interest in both poetry and music; for example, the fear, suspense and darkness of Edgar Allan Poe is highly appealing to us. 
          The opposing forces, the coerced social codes, philistinism, cultural codes of bourgeoisie, pop culture, a bad-gone relationship, or existential pain, can be contingent sources or motifs, which enable the poet or musician to express the subjectivity of the mind. It is very probable that the pain which the artist experiences as the primary stimulant to the process of expression and impression, can assist the audience to find his/her inner thoughts in the outside world; therefore, the possibility of sharing the experience is very real. However, we plan to use our particular emotions and state of mind to enrich and modify the perceptions of our surroundings. It is an area of our interest to refresh and animate the perceptions by adding our invented images and expressions. 
            The existential crisis and the repudiation of the well-established moral and social codes surely contributes to the despair; however, the mentioned form of despair and crisis leads to a specific form of freedom that can be considered a new worldview and a sublime intellectual accomplishment or evolution. The above-mentioned freedom originates from a specific form of rebellion which rails against the creation and protests against the human condition, or generally 'being', since this rebellious viewpoint assumes the human condition to be predominately devalued by gradual decay and ruined by eventual death. More precisely, this viewpoint criticizes human condition on the grounds that mankind is forsaken in a state of isolation, uncertainty and vulnerability by its creator (from a metaphysical viewpoint).
           So is there anything as pure and untainted as despair? They purify the inner thoughts and they result in a constant dignity, self-celebration and valuable egotism: the influential poet of the Romantic era, Charlotte Smith in a collection that was a contribution to the rise of personal poems, describes the poems by the phrase: “Querulous Egotism”.
            We invite you to listen to Frailty and Flares (Marek Starx and Xakestar) and Curse on My Eyes: two different approaches to the subjectivity of a specific kind of mind that is troubled by despair and trauma.  

"Detachment" is what defined us.

We invite you to listen to and watch Xakestar record Detachment which defined our style. The lyrics recapitulate the main domains and subject matters which are generally reflected in our music. The key concept of Detachment is explained and elaborated in the video by the help of exclusive paintings and artworks by Behshad Mohtashami; further, there are some visual cues and literary quotes which lucubrates on the concept of Detachment and they focus on and frame this concept within the paradigm of existentialism. Xakestar, hopefully, aims to address issues and themes which can enrich the medium of rock music.