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CAGES "A World In Song" LP
Iron Lung Records

CAGES "A World In Song" LP

$15.00 $21.00

A statement from Nola Ranallo: ǃˆ_—____Î__I was in an abusive relationship in which I endured for several years. Overwhelmed and reinforced, my mind deteriorated. I was declining in an infinite cycle I allowed. My brain had ceased from processing logic. To many others around me, I did not appear recognizable. I felt trapped in a tiny space. No one could find me, hear me or help me. I disappeared. I could not help myself. On May 8 2018 I took my own life. Anoxic for nearly 20 minutes. I experienced clinical death. My heart stopped. I was placed in a medically induced coma for close to a week. On life support, intubated. My body, in a hypothermic state. A punctured lung, unstable vitals and in hospital contracted pneumonia. It was not determined whether I would wake from my coma or not. In my death experience I heard music. The music initiated life. I returned to this life. ǃˆ_—____Î__A World In Songǃˆ_—____Î__ is the music I heard in the velvet blue tunnel with tiny stars. Translucent figures of light reaching out to me, bright cloaks, thin fingers, smiling warmly, singing to me, holding me safe inside their song. The intention of this release is to provide great love. ǃˆ_—____Î__A World In Songǃˆ_—____Î__ transformed tragedy and overcame it. The music built me. I have experienced a test of a personǃˆ_—____Î_¨ïs true character, oneǃˆ_—____Î_¨ïs will to live. I want people to realize that we each affect each other. I would like to share my resilience to inspire other people. Now is not the time to hide. It is time to share so that I can reach you. You who are contemplating ending your own life. I hope to wake you from your sleep. Wake others who judge from fear or ignorance. Wake others who hurt others. Ignite a new path with the force of music. I intend on using my story to serve as a turning point for those who listen and consider. Through ǃˆ_—____Î__A World In Songǃˆ_—____Î__, we were able to work together like a family to create the most important and beautiful music of a lifetime. I have hope that people all over the world will open themselves to this music, more importantly open a new path within themselves. I hope for all to wake up and transcend.ǃˆ_—____Î__