Deus Ex Machina

To describe Axel Samano is a very complex task. The double CD Deux Ex Machina presents to the public two parallel visions of Axel: Deus Ex Machina: Antikythera is a CD where the listener will enjoy several musical genres such as EDM, EBM, Synth-pop, Future-pop and Rock. Each musical theme describes the impersonal experiences of Axel Samano.

The first track “In the End” describes the tragic history—inspired by an actual event that happened close to her—of a woman in love with a man who for more than thirty years made her life impossible until he died. On the other hand “A Matter of Time” tells the beautiful story of one of her woman friends who had the joy of knowing a man she was madly in love with and whose love was reciprocated; however, many years later her husband forgot her completely when he was suffering with dementia.

Not everything is love and tenderness in the disc. Some songs strongly criticize social biases. For example, “Wanderland” criticizes a society that justifies fear and personal hatred of a God who, according to them, is all love, but at the same time holds grudges.

“The Hunter” describes the love between a man who decides to dress as a woman and courts another man without knowing what the destiny will bring. And what about “Power and Glory”, one of the tracks that has received more ovations from the critics than any other, due to its energetic rhythm and a controversial theme about the wars between nations. Not only that, but this disc has 18 tracks in English and 9 in Spanish.

Deus Ex Machina: The Storyteller is a disc full of emotional tension and, according to Axel, this disc is without a doubt her best creation up to now. The Storyteller is the opposite of a silent movie. It has a story line with music and narration; pictures are left to be developed by the listener. This album is an EPIC MUSICAL NOVEL. Each track tells part of a story and the whole album tells the full story—it’s like reading a book. Each song is a chapter.

This album tells the story of a transgender woman who decides to commit suicide and face God to ask for answers about her destiny, since in the world of the dead things happen where religion, science, quantum physics, spirituality and Greek mythology are fused to give life to this musical novel full of tension and emotion. 
The transgender person commits suicide and faces God, who gives her the knowledge to understand time and space better, but at the same time condemns her to live in Limbo for an indefinite period of time. Disagreeing with her God’s decision, she escapes from Limbo and returns to face God, but this time with the silly idea of winning the battle against the Almighty.

“Inter Duos Mundos” then describes the battle between God and the Mortal. As it is to be expected, God wins the battle and sends the mortal to live eternally in hell, guarded by Hades. Once in hell, Hades is lovingly seduced by the Mortal, who succeeds in convincing Hades to let her escape to release her vengeance on the three dimensional world. When she is ready to double time and space and open the portal that divides the earthy world from the spiritual world, God appears before her and it is here where the last song of the album tells the end of the story in an epic and unexpected manner. 

The music was written entirely by Axel Samano and it took her three years to learn on her own the musical theory behind the orchestra. This is an original disc and in complete accord with its author, because Axel ‘s soul was involved in the majority of the songs—her own history.

Axel Sámano
Intensely enigmatic and mysterious subject matter. The viewer encounters a vision of Axel Samano that is at once sympathetic, humorous, and sometimes apocalyptic.