Two Weeks

It’s been two weeks since the release of the new Lunatic Soul album. From what I can see, you really like “Through Shaded Woods”. Thank you for all the positive opinions and reviews.

The album is important for me for a few reasons:
Firstly, I finally managed to record a folk album, or folk-rock, if you like.
I have already proved myself on many different music levels. I’ve played rock, metal, pop, ambient, even more or less intelligible electronics. It was different with folk. There were folky bits and pieces here and there, but it never dominated. And now it does.

The second reason is “brightness” and “positive message”. I have specialised in darkness and overwhelming melancholy, and it’s not as challenging for me as it used to be. A challenge now was to create something positive, or at least with a positive tone. I think that’s what remains after listening to “Through Shaded Woods”, a positive tone.

Thirdly, it’s basically my first album on which I played all the instruments myself. OK, I did that on “Lockdown Spaces” too, but there were mainly keyboards and a drum machine there. On “Through Shaded Woods”, I used all the music accessories at my disposal. And I have to admit that making a solo album without any guest appearances is a true challenge. I’ve always held in high esteem the multi-instrumentalists who record their solo albums on their own. So I’m really grateful to Magda and Robert Srzedniccy for their help and producer-spiritual support in this extraordinary experiment.

The fourth reason is that the album contains the longest composition in my career, “Transition II”, and I have always wanted to create such long music stories. I think that listening to the album in its entirety, in the extended version, allows you to properly soak up the atmosphere of my new folk-witcher world, so I do encourage you to get to know the extended edition of “Through Shaded Woods”, which includes this composition.

The fifth, although perhaps not the last reason, but I don’t want to ramble on – the album is released in difficult, troubled times, and the message is exactly what I wanted it to be: “don’t give in”.

Will the album stay with you for longer? Will it be helpful? I’d like that. A big thank you goes to everyone for continuous interest and support. For buying the physical release of the album, for interacting with my music.
Be healthy, be beautiful, and don’t give in to any physical or mental viruses!.

MD

Through Shaded Woods out now

Today is the day. My 2020 music marathon is coming to an end. After two solo songs and the electronic album released so far this year, it’s time for the grand finale in the form of the new Lunatic Soul record, “Through Shaded Woods”.

What can I say about it? I’m glad it’s here. And I’m glad it’s out right now.

I hope it will serve you well in these dark times. I hope it will help you get away from reality and move to a different dimension, even if only for a moment. Perhaps it will encourage you to get out of your house and take a walk for the first time in a long while. Or just take a walk like you usually do. Somewhere in a forest or other beautiful surroundings.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me during the making of this album. Thank you to all my Family, Friends and Fans, who support me continuously and whom I can always count on.

This album is about leaving darkness and finding light within.
You are my light.

photo: Radek Zawadzki

Lunatic Soul – The Fountain

This is ‘The Fountain’, the third single and video from the new Lunatic Soul album ‘Through Shaded Woods’ out this friday, 13th November! Enjoy.

Music from a Forest

I am mainly associated with progressive rock, where you expect some rhythm changes all the time, but, to be honest, I really and truly love monotonous rhythm, pulse, trance. I love electronic music where sounds pulsate, suspended in the beat; the work of Tangerine Dream is extremely close to my heart, as well as more modern bands like Solar Fields or Aes Dana. I absolutely love shamanic, ritual trance music from artists like the Swedish band Hedningarna. They have this song, “Graucholorfen”, which I think I have listened to about a million times. I have always wanted to found a band that plays such “music from a forest”, and Lunatic Soul was created mainly so I could make exactly this sort of sounds. But I only understood it on the seventh album“.
MD

Lunatic Soul “Through Shaded Woods” – out November 13th.

art by Sightsphere


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