New Album Announcement

Sometimes you oughta know when to stop, take a deep breath and regroup.

I have been struggling with “Wötan: The Untold Story” for almost a year. Pretty much since the release of the “Overture”, really. For the most part of 2016, I didn’t even touch it.

Wötan is a monster of a project: a double album with 70 guest artists (in two languages, so basically two albums) plus a novel (again, in two languages, so two novels) and for the past year, it has been my main obsession. Not being able to complete it nor advance on it makes me quite frustrated. I wrote a lot of music for it and discarded it, as I felt it was not up to the album’s own high standards.

It occupies my mind at all times, but I can’t seem to power through it right now. It has become a huge source of frustration and of stress

Maybe it is time to move on. Postpone it. Do something else. Wötan was born from a very small seed almost 13 years ago, and it steadily grew into the gargantuan thing that it is today. And as you can imagine, thirteen years is a long, long time.

I’m not saying cancelling it, just postpone it. For a time. And work on something else.

I’ve been meaning to add local elements to my music from quite some time. Musical elements from tango and national folklore into my own brand of symphonic rock music. Maybe it is finally time to do so. I have so much music written in the past year. Music not deemed worthy for Wötan, but could perfectly fit a whole different album.

Don’t fret, it will still be prog, but with tints of tango and argentinian folklore into it. Very symphonic and cinematic. My intention is to record one song a month and have the album ready by, perhaps, this November.

And then, strike back with the Wötan behemoth, of course.

Thank you for reading. It’s gonna be a fun ride!

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