[8 Sep 2014 | 19 comments | ]

So, it’s been almost two months since the release of my second album, Brighter Skies. With no real marketing or collaborators, the start has been slow, except for the support from my lovely “fans”/friends who are seemingly always there for me. :) So thank you, again!

The reception seems to be positive though, especially from prog rock fans (it is a prog rock album after all), so I figured I’ll share reviews and comments here, both good and bad! Maybe it can help people decide if they should give the album a try or not!

And here are reviews:
9/10 review in DPRP by Nathan Waitman.
5/5 video review by Allen Thompson.
5/5 by Mxyzptlk at amazon.com.
4.5/5 by UnsaltedCatfish at sputnikmusic.com.
3.5/5 (still a positive one!) by Matt Di Giordano at progulator.com.

Also, plenty of nice reviews and ratings at progarchives.com!

Have opinions to share? Send a comment with a link or your review, and any help with spreading the word would also be appreciated! :)

[14 Jul 2014 | 13 comments | ]

15 classical pieces put together into an original fairytale story, performed on guitar and vocals!

I actually selected the songs and wrote the story in early 2012, but I wanted animations for it, and getting 15 animators to actually finish their parts took more than two years! Now it’s finally finished though, and it’s certainly my most ambitious video ever, so I hope you’ll enjoy!

The MP3 can be downloaded here, and TABS can be found here!

[20 May 2014 | 35 comments | ]

Hello people!

I have updated the CD shop, where you can BUY my new CD right now!
If you only want a digital download, you can find that here or at bandcamp.

It’s a progressive rock album called Brighter Skies, and I’d describe it as quite experimental but still melodic and pleasant-sounding, and I’m very happy with how it has turned out!
Here’s a new interview if you want to know more about myself and the album.

I’ve decided to offer both a standard jewel case edition, as well as a signed digipak edition:

The jewel case is cheaper to press, and will be shipped from either USA or the Netherlands, depending on what region you want it delivered to. Not signed. This is the cheaper option.

The digipak will be pressed in a more limited number, and I will ship them out myself after having signed them. I will also include a signed photo, and to the 50 first pre-orderers, a personal drawing! (Tell me what you’d like me to draw along with the order.)

Those who have pre-ordered will also get the digital download for free on the release date, July 14, 2014.

Oh, and I’ve put together a little sample MP3 that you can have a listen to, although it’s difficult/impossible to pick out bits that summarize the entire album:

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[16 May 2014 | 21 comments | ]

I’m trying to decide whether I should go with jewel case or digipak for my new album. I personally prefer digipaks, because they seem nicer and more personal. But I also see why many prefer the sturdier and standardized jewel case!

So, which do YOU prefer? See poll on the right!

Jewel case:

[3 Mar 2014 | 12 comments | ]

Just a short update: Louis Abramson from JOLLY (check out his facebook page for regular updates) has now finished recording the drums for my new album, so it’s almost done now! What’s left is for him to mix the tracks, and for me to finalize the lyrics for the final track and record them.

I think it’s turning out really well, and I hope you all will like it too!