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Shrinking Man

by Nexus

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"...There is such an overwhelming sense of a loss of self in this track between the content of the lyrics, Pougounas‘ vocals and the extraordinary tone of the cello. There is a simplicity in the music that lends itself to the tale of a man that had a wonderful talents, that were powered by love, but without it he withered and has a rather unfortunate ‘accident’. The “Shrinking Man” by NEXUS is wonderfully poignant gothic fare..."
ONYX MUSIC REVIEWS - - Adele Sinnamon

“Tuneful atmospheric rhythms begin to cast a magical melody. Deep and emotional words then begin to drift over the flowing tones. A gothic edge forms an avant-garde feel as the storyline ensues with descriptions. A cello from Dalai Cellai adds a layer of emotional clarity as the drumming pushes into second gear. The pressure of the song rises gracefully as the powerful tones strike ascending keys in movements of mindful motion. Rhythm builds as the music continues, a progressive and hypnotic energy fluctuates between open ended statements of character.”
SOUND READ SIX - Rowan B. Colver



He used to have
Some kind of talent
He could create
Some brand new worlds
All he needed
Was a little sunshine
All he needed
Was a little romance

So he stayed home
Instead of chasing windmills
He surrendered
And stopped giving any try
We all know
He was feeling lonely
He hated his guts
And cried himself to sleep

Every day
He was getting smaller
He shrunk to the size
Of a little ant
And the day his landlord showed up
He was crushed under her foot


released May 13, 2023
Music: Mike Pougounas
Lyrics: Mike Pougounas

Keyboards, vocals and programming: Mike Pougounas
Cello: Dalai Cellai

Produced by: Mike Pougounas
Artwork by The Art Asylum


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Nexus Athens, Greece

Nexus was formed in 1998 after the split of the top Greek Gothic Rock band, The Flowers Of Romance. They released a total of four studio albums and one EP. In May of 2005 they went on hiatus and nearly a year later the three band members formed the Gothic/Post Punk band called New Zero God. ... more

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