The day is finally here. ONOMA, album number 5 sees the light of day. The end of a one year long journey has come.
It all began in August 2018 after the release of my last album ORIGIN. I started doodling again and soon one track and some melodic ideas were born. The start of a new album started to take shape. I had one full track and 2 sketches. And then disaster struck while backing up my music harddrive. The harddrive crashed hard and not even a professional data rescue service was able to retrieve the data. Music data, music software, tracks, samples: all gone. Only some basic program data and some tracks on SoundCloud and some production files on blend.io had survived.
And so had track number one on my mobile which I had as usual randomly named: ONOMA. Just for the sound of it. It took me almost 3 month to rebuild my PC music system. And it wasn’t until Xmas that music started to be fun again. While trying to find some inspiration I randomly played some tracks on my mobile phone and thus rediscovered ONOMA the now Prologue to the full album. A new years resolution was set: Build a full album until August 23rd, the anniversary of the PC crash. It should be a long instrumental, in the style of Mike Oldfield, about 40 minutes in length.
As I am an avid listener to fantasy books a thematic path was set to do kind of a hero’s journey. So ONOMA developed over the course of the following month. Perhaps some of you followed the journey on my socials.
Now after some extensive mixing I am proud to be able to present to you what was born from a disastrous 2018. ONOMA.
I hope some of you will enjoy it in full or in its parts. Though I strongly suggest you listen to the tracks in the right order or the full track on headphones, browsing through the tracks may also be an experience. Be that as it may, the main thing is that you enjoy the sounds and melodies. It has been a pleasure to compose and shape this one.
A late addition was the track “Lament”. This one is almost 3 years old but never made it onto an album. I feel it matches the sound of ONOMA very well and fits into this release.
I hope you will enjoy the music and as always: Thank you for caring.
P.S: I’m writing this while on the ferry from Glasgow to Belfast. Technology is a marvelous thing.