Bye-bye 2018, hello 2019!
Hi there, everyone!
Yup, it's that time of the year, so bear with me.
Today/tonight, we are saying good-bye to 2018 as we welcome a new year, 2019.
I have to be honest with you, I've always disliked even-numbered years. I don't know why, I've always felt that they brought forth misfortune unlike uneven-numbered years, and this year has been no exception. Trials everywhere, few pleasures, traumatic experiences...
And yet, in the deep dark abyss, I can still see some tiny shining lights that make the air breathable, and allow us to overcome any obstacles in our way.
Thank f*ck for those tiny lights (please pardon my French).
On a musical scale, however, this hasn't been such a bad year after all.
When it comes to Igniael, I originally started recording that much-anticipated "Exist/Resist" compilation to celebrate my 10th anniversary as an artist - until I realized it was too much work and decided to re-record my oldest albums instead - which is even more of too much work, but anywho.
So I focused all of my energy into re-recording "Océanide", and boy did I re-record it: the original cover album, the 2014 original-material-only album, 3 out of 4 singles ("Inmensidad", I'm looking at you!) and the extension album "Achéron"! Not to mention I've also uploaded my whole discography on YouTube! Phew.
But this year hasn't been only about remakes, as 2 new projects have made their way into completion and release: "Solar System Suite nº2" and "Sanctus".
I have curiously found myself, for the first time in a long, long while... without words. Unable to put any noteworthy feelings into lyrics... and, oddly enough, quite happy about that unexpected silence.
Sometimes, it's best to just not speak. Affaire à suivre.
When it comes to Akiba Jonze... well, I seem to have taken a break from Akiba Jonze-related work, really. I've continued to promote "LVNA" and pleasantly enough found my music catalogued by Viasona and Enderrock, earning me a tiny little spot in the Catalan music scene!
I've uploaded an oldie to YouTube, today! Remember "Crystal DNA" from "Indigo" (2016)? I started shooting a little video for it but left it abandoned somewhere. So I finished it and uploaded it.
Anyway, regardless of everything that's happened, I want to enter this new year with some high hopes for what's to come, to reconnect with many long-forgotten spheres and worlds, and for all of us to live surrounded by as much light as possible.
So I wish for all of us to have a grand and safe entry into the new year!
Light and warmth to all of you!