Pain and other pleasures

by Once Upon A Winter

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“Time is that in which all things pass away; it is merely the form under which the will to live — the thing-in-itself and therefore imperishable — has revealed to it that its efforts are in vain; it is that agent by which at every moment all things in our hands become as nothing, and lose any real value they possess.” Time will bury our hopes Our dreams collapse Our hearts degrade With pain and other pleasures
V Waves 04:40
I’ll ease you mind I’ll hide your thoughts All the voices will fade Feel my lie don’t be afraid I will collect All your desires Lock them in a silver cell I’m just trying to make you well Memories here could never harm you I’ve built this maze for you There are no whispers in the dark You are safe here with me Stay asleep You are the one who harms the memories You’ve built this maze for you You are the whispers in the dark You’re not safe I’m not here You’re not here - How am I supposed to feel? How am I supposed to live?
Reynisfjara 07:10
Forgotten 03:31


Music and Lyrics by Ilias Kakanis
Mix by Ilias Kakanis
Master by Raivio Sound (
Artwork by Dory P.
Physical release: Snow Wave Records (

Ilias Kakanis - Guitars, Vocals, Synths
Fotis Sitaras - Bass
Ioannis Varelidis - Drums
Ntenia Vamvakou - Violin
Fifi Alexopoulou - Cello
Emi Path - Vocals (Nepenthe)
Chrysa Kourenta - Piano (Forgotten)

Strings recorded at Sierra Studio, Athens
Drums recorded at Ioannis Varelidis' studio, Xanthi

A simple thank you is not enough to all the people involved in the creation of Pain and other pleasures. It was an honor and an privilege working with such talented musicians, and wonderful people. Through their talent and efforts I am able to present to you this album as a stepping stone to more beautiful days. As for you, each and every one of you who embraced this lives because of individuals like you. Thank you for everything.

P.S. Kick fascism out of music, out of every society.


released September 20, 2019


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Once Upon A Winter is a Post-Rock/Blackgaze project from Thessaloniki, Greece.

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