We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

The Neverending Pilgrimage of The (Underdeveloped) Axolotl

by Selfmademusic

Xochimilco 04:00
Turriquitado 05:53
Divinopolis 04:29
Quimavongo 03:50
Ingwavuma 06:24
Antanimbary 05:12
Hyderabad 04:24
Lhokseumawe 04:10
Mundrabilla 04:22
Kitaibaraki 04:48


Ambystoma mexicanum, axolomeh or axolotl, in common language, is a type of neotenic salamander related to the tiger salamander.
Axolotls are unusual among amphibians because they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis and instead of developing lungs and taking to the land, adults remain aquatic and gilled. As of 2010, they were listed as an endangered species, very close to extinction.
Axolotls are capable of regeneration of the entire lost appendages, and in some cases, even more vital structures in a period of months. Some of them have been found restoring the less vital parts of their brains and can readily accept transplants from other individuals, restoring the alien organs to full functionality. In some cases axolotls are known to repair a damaged limb as well as regenerating an additional one, ending up with an extra appendage.
The genome of the axolotl is a 32 billion base pair long sequence, the largest animal genome completed so far. It reveals species-specific genetic pathways that may be responsible for limb regeneration. Although the axolotl genome is about 10 times larger than the human genome, it encodes a similar number of proteins, namely 23,251. The size difference is mostly explained by a large fraction of repetitive sequences.
The humans can therefore represent just an underdeveloped axolotl.


released February 28, 2019

Music and artowrk by Mihai Salajan

Concept and titles by Adelina Laura.




Selfmademusic Arad, Romania

Mihai "Mimi" Salajan (aka IIVII II IIVII II and Selfmademusic) is a Romanian musician, film maker and artist. He made his directorial feature lenght debut with Bodrog and has released numerous albums under Selfmademusic and collaborated with many artists including the multimedia group Kinema Ikon. ... more

contact / help

Contact Selfmademusic

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Selfmademusic recommends:

If you like Selfmademusic, you may also like: