Hey, it has been a while since I posted here, so it’s about time to give you an update!
As you might know our friends from Laserdance: Michiel van ver Kuy and Erik van Vliet released a brand new album: Force of Order. Of course Michiel produced all music and former Hotsound boss Erik is in charge of the marketing of the album. I bought the album on CD and on vinyl, because I am not only making covers, but I am also a true fan who thinks they deserve some kind of reward for their work. By buying a CD I think you can give a compliment to the makers, and besides that I like vinyl 🙂
So whats next? I probably won’t make music in Laserdance style anymore, because when they start making music themselves again there’s really no point in trying to keep their music ‘alive’ is there? Also I’ve already done that, more or less, and am looking for new challenges. So I am working on some new music, and searching for new sounds and mixes of styles. After all, Laserdance is not the only music-style I like. I also like early Synthpop like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, Eurythmics, Ultravox and so on. And also music from Koto, Divine, Bobby O., Georgio Moroder, Art of Noise as long as it has driving basslines and pumping beats!
I grew up in the eighties and nineties so no wonder I like these styles of music, and of course my music will be inspired by those artists. Also for another project I am working on mixed styles in Trance/Techno and Space synth and Italodance styles. When this will be released it will be most probably under a different name.
So I will not entirely give up on Spacesynth, I am just looking for new ways to integrate other styles into this music. I’ll keep you posted!
I proudly present my new album “Hope and Destiny” which has officially been released on CDBaby.com today!
All tracks on this album are somehow inspired by the exploration of planets with orbiters, landers and rovers. Hope and Destiny is a story about the exploration of space and the search for extraterrestrial life.
One of the quotes I used on this album is by former president Bush Senior: “History proves that we have never lost by pressing the limits of our frontier. We dream of distant shores we’ve not yet seen. Why the Moon? Why Mars? Because it’s humanity’s destiny to strive, to seek, to find”.
I decided to release my music as an independent artist with digital distribution on CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and lots of other digital music providers around the world.
For collectors there is a limited edition hardware copy available (e.g. physical CD) which is produced by CFM Media as a CDr in jewel case with printed label and booklet. There will be a maximum of 50 pieces produced and all CD’s are numbered and signed. Visit my shop for more info.
Physical CD’s are also available on Discogs.com.
Today I released my first track on CDBaby.com as an independent music artist. I have uploaded “Destination Mars” to their systems, so this will be available on iTunes and Spotify (and so on) in a few days, and of course also on CDBaby.com itself as a digital download.
I decided to stop thinking about cooperation with a music label and take matter in my own hands as an independent artist. Hard copy’s of Destination Mars are available aswel it’s on CD-R media, with printed label and sleeve, in a very limited edition, numbered and signed (only 30 available). Please send me an e-mail to obtain your copy.
As you might have noticed I am working on a new album right now. This will be finished this spring and will be available on iTunes and Spotify aswel. This album will also be available as hardcopy on CD-R media in a limited edition, but more on that later!
This album will contain ten brand new tracks and some very special remixes of Aim for the Moon and Destination Mars. I am sure you will like it!
Thanks for supporting me by buying a legal copy of my tracks!
I want to wish everyone a great 2016 to start with!
Yesterday I was at the Radio Stad Den Haag Italo Top 100 party, and I met the Dj’s and some nice and interesting people. Although I am not that good with busy party’s and crowds, I went there because Menno (one of the DJ’s) invited me and told me that Michiel van der Kuy would also be there and he wanted to meet me.
I was there at 15:30 and drank some beer and talked to some kind and interesting people. But of course I was there for Michiel I am not a fan like.. a fan, you know. I did not go there to ask him to sign a CD cover or something like that. I am however interested in who he is as a person and very interested in the technical side of things, like how he works or if he maybe had tips for me to make my music better.
My goal was to get some sort of direct contactadres with him, and ask him if maybe I once good visit his studio to look at his workflow and how he does things. Well, all that didn’t work out I am sorry to say…
I am a HSP (Google it) and also have some autistic character traits. So maybe you can imagine that it is not so easy for me to visit a busy party in the first place, and besides that, for me its very hard to make contact with other people. Mostly I look for a quiet place and choose one or two people to talk to.
After two and half hours of peaking at the door to see if MvdK had arrived I gave up. I was tired, stressed out and frustrated. So I greeted Menno, sneaked out the building en drove back home.
Later that evening Menno send me a message MvdK was there. So I said: send him my greetings, and better luck next time. Maybe I would have gone back there if I lived just around the corner, but from my house to Radio Stad Den Haag is a 1.5 hours drive, and at that time I was already laying on the couch drinking beer
So, no meet and greet with MvdK this time. But it was fun to meet the DJ’s in person and to see the RSDH studio.
So.. I was working on my website and cleaning up some double comments 🙂
Okay okay I screwed up, I accidentally deleted all of my blog posts, but I did manage to save some posts from Google cache. The rest is gone sorry.