Official Music Videos
"Creating the video is for us a very important stage in the making of meaning in our music.
The moving image really provides a suitable medium to consolidate and crystallise the message imbued in the music and lyrics.
We always create a video to accompany each song as we feel that it really completes the full picture."
- The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara Interview with DOPECAUSEWESAID
POUND OF FLESH
July 1, 2022
”When we created the music video, we wanted it to show the experience of the unconscious in its mystery and sublime beauty, but also its dark, chaotic and in some sense, traumatic aspects. No experience of rebirth can be without some degree of pain. The video really shows how a confrontation with the unconscious can invigorate a paradigm shift in our personal understanding of the world and who we are, because these images are essentially chronicles of us as individuals, and collectively as mankind. The cosmic and natural realms are invigorated, making us see it as part of and integrated with the physical world we live in.”
“Shaman dumbfounds and flummoxes while the song’s tension intensifies and sends shivers down your spine. No metallic explosions or abrupt pace changes this time, although it feels like a thunderstorm can happen as the mesmeric music swells along its ominous path towards a demonic climax. Another fascinating piece de resistance, another psychedelic exploit, another step closer to the new album.”
— Turn Up The Volume
“It is the most philosophical song – ever made by the duo, it is their most complex storytelling song. It is about finding your inner self, your spirituality – gaining a higher form of existence…to be scientifically spiritual. To have a better and more spiritual perception of our planet, to acknowledge that we are all connected, to find those worlds or world that connect us all. That is the powerful message of this song, that once again Daphne and Andre presented masterfully and in the most creative way.”
— Demon Reports
“‘Shaman’ is a haunting journey, a journey of self discovery, a journey of hope and a journey of fear. The track builds and builds as new realisations are discovered, culminating into a thrilling climax. ‘Shaman’ is yet another example of the depth and skill of Daphne Ang and Andrea Papi’s ability to create magical imagery within a 3 minute track.”
— Pete’s Rock News and Views
“Once again, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara are successful at creating music that drives toward deep thinking and observation, and can also be enjoyed for its poetry and atmospheric music.”
— FemMetal - Goddesses Of Metal
“With Shaman, TCOMAS brings a shamanistic sounding track in which soft spoken vocals, menacingly eclectic ritualistic chants come together in a mystical track. Shaman records a personal confrontation with the unconscious in which one experiences the infinite and the energy of the universe. The accompanying video clip also provides a beautiful piece of visuals!”
— Luminous Dash