Down in a well of sadness
No will to wake up and climb,
I don’t want to reach the light,
I just want to sleep and fade away.
I can’t remember the day I was happy,
that feeling has disappeared,
the gentle breeze carried it away.
I don’t feel pleasure or pain
I don’t feel anger or love
I can only feel the rain
In this forgotten hole
In this forgotten hole
Cos memories don’t relieve my sorrow,
they only increase my torment.
There is no creature
That has ever altered
The balance of nature
With such tragic results
There is no future
For the wilderness
If we don't treasure
What will become extinct
There are still some amongst humankind
Who remain oblivious to our own condition
For those who prevail foolishly unconscious
We will perish in The Sixth Extinction
La precariedad de la civilización moderna, reside en la inconsciencia sobre las consecuencias de nuestros actos. Estamos relegando el futuro de nuestras sociedades al monstruo de la codicia, cuyo apetito insaciable no sólo enguye a la naturaleza, sino a nosotros mismos. La Sexta Extinción en masa borrará a su causante de la faz de la tierra. El fin de la humanidad.
Hugo Selles – piano, keyboards and percussion
India Hooi – vocals and wind instruments
Adrián Ubiaga – keyboards and backing vocals
Carlos Barragán – acoustic, classical and electric guitars
Morten Skøtt – drums and percussion
Album concept idea by Hugo Selles, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction (An Unnatural History) written by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Track 1 music by Adrián Ubiaga & Hugo Selles; lyrics by Hugo Selles.
Track 2 music & lyrics by Hugo Selles.
Track 3 music by Carlos Barragán & Hugo Selles.
Track 4 music & lyrics by Adrián Ubiaga & Hugo Selles.
Tracks 5 & 6 music by Carlos Barragán, India Hooi, Morten Skøtt & Hugo Selles; lyrics by India Hooi & Hugo Selles.
Track 7 music by Sergei Rachmaninov.
All music arranged by the band. Choir arrangements written by Hugo Selles.
Recorded at Studio 3 and Studio Hall of The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen; Music Room of the University of Cantabria, Santander; Estudio Uno, Colmenar Viejo; and home studios in Copenhagen, Adelaide, Barcelona and Santander; between May 2017 and November 2018.
Juan Arce specialised in the recording of drums, percussion and wind instruments.
India Hooi specialised in the recording of piano, vocals, acoustic guitars, percussion and choir.
Hugo Selles specialised in the recording of keyboards.
Pablo Sánchez specialised in the recording of electric guitars.
Additional percussion played by Camile Bialas and India Hooi.
Handclapping by Juan Arce, Carlos Barragán, India Hooi and Hugo Selles.
Ambient sounds used under Creative Commons License CC0.
Choral parts sang by the Camerata Coral de la Universidad de Cantabria, conducted by Raúl Suárez García and Hugo Selles.
Produced by Hugo Selles.
Mixed by India Hooi with assistance from Hugo Selles.
Mastered at Nexo 101 by Pedro Viñuela.
Album cover & design by Marius Budu.
Band photography by Edgar Robles.