First of all, I’d like to say a big thanks to all of you for such a good, if not the best response in the history of this project to the newest Lunatic Soul release. I am really glad that many people have finally appreciated the alternative dark-trance-oriental vision which I’ve been exploring for almost 10 years. “Fractured” is different from previous four albums, less dark, more melodious, more trance and closer to “the world of the living” rather than to “the world of the dead”. For obvious reasons, in 2016 I didn’t want to wallow in darkness but instead I wanted to create something that would help me survive difficult times. You can hear the result of that on “Fractured”. Thanks again for putting the album on your top lists and end-of-the-year summaries. As ever, I’m ever so pleased :)
Those of you who have read interviews with me might remember that I mentioned “a lot of material” and that initially “Fractured” was 90 minutes long. That’s true, at the start I had thought about this album as of a double release but in the end decided on a shorter, more concise one, without instrumental tracks.
You might ask, “what happened with those leftover tracks?”, “where are the remaining 35 minutes that did not make it to the album?” Well, my first thought was to simply put them all away in a drawer but after I’d given it some thought, I realised that I should show them to you.
And so I’m really happy to tell you that there will be an addition to “Fractured”, a supplement, an add-on, the first mini album in the history of the project or, as gamers would say, a DLC :) It will be called “Under the Fragmented Sky”, it will contain 35 minutes of completely new, previously unreleased music, and it will be released in the first half of 2018. Musically, it will be somewhere between “Walking on a Flashlight Beam” and “Fractured” but more towards soundscapes. It will have its own identity and character, and together with “Fractured” it will fully illustrate my latest music vision and “complement” the main album.
Thus the story is not over yet and another chapter will follow soon :)
And last but not least, I’d like to wish you all a peaceful time of well deserved rest. Hopefully the coming Christmas will not be too dark or overly melancholic and instead will fill you with a lot of joy and strength.
Time to take a bow now, and thank you again for being there so I can keep making my music worlds for you :)