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Eternity now available…대박!

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Dearest fans, my newest album Eternity is finally now available worldwide. Listen to the entire album here.

It is available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Pandora, Slacker, Tidal, and every web delivery platform you can possibly think of. I will slowly update the site with the direct links to the album.

This is my 6th album professionally released. It was definitely laborious, and I endured much personal loss during this time. It is a reflection of all my experiences, and helps me to share my story to the world…without words.

Again, today is indeed a very special day. I continue to wish happiness to those I love, and a very successful year to come. 대박!

As always, thank you to all my fans and everyone who has listened to my music, supported me, and offered words of encouragement and hope. To affect someone’s life positively through my music is all that can help me through my difficult times.

 

Eternity QA

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Two days away from worldwide release, my new album Eternity continues to garner a lot of attention. Based on the questions I received, here are a few facts about it.

  1. I recorded this entire album from my home studio.
  2. Every single song was composed on the Yamaha Motif XS 8 synth workstation.
  3. No sampling was used except what was stock on the synth.
  4. I mixed and mastered the tracks using Sonar Producer 8.2, still connected to the Motif XS 8.
  5. There were actually over 20 songs that I made for this album, but only 12 made the cut. I might decided to release some of the ones that didn’t make the cut as free downloads from my site, as well as on YouTube.

I also wanted to comment on my last video post. I got a lot of feedback for the song “My Dad”. It was very overwhelming, and even brought a few people to tears. If I were to ever get nothing but this type of response for my music, I know I’ve done my job.

Thank you all for always supporting me and I hope you all enjoy the music. I’ll post again on release day.

Eternity tracklist

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Some people asked for the tracklisting on the new album Eternity. Well, here it is:

  1. Prevail
  2. Rise
  3. You and I
  4. Ocean of Inspiration
  5. Never Let Go
  6. Above the Stars
  7. Overwhelming Beauty
  8. Captivating
  9. Blossom of Eternity
  10. 530 Reasons
  11. Our Dad
  12. Reminiscence

Once again, you can listen to preview clips of all the songs here.

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Listen to new songs on Eternity

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As noted in one of my previous posts, my new album Eternity has been sent off to distribution and is slated for worldwide release on May 30, 2017.

You can listen to a preview of all the songs on Eternity here.

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Let me know what you think here, on FB, or on Twitter.

Something beautiful…

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Digging back I remember making this post.

It’s really hard sometimes. When reality hits you like a ton of bricks, and there’s really nothing you can do about it. Well, that is, unless you get up and do something about it.

I’ve had people assume the worst things about me because I choose to believe, to influence, and experience life differently than your average six-pack-joe.

The message is in the music. And why this style of music? Because it’s so elaborate, there’s so many different ways you can relate. And you’ve heard what I’ve got so far. I’ll tell you that I’ve gotten nothing but inspiring feedback (for example). I certainly don’t expect it; the simple fact that people can listen to my music and enjoy it means they recognize the message behind it, and it helps me to appreciate that and forge on. And on. And on.

I am currently nearing completion of another exquisite collection of material that I cannot wait to spring upon the world. As I finish each track I can feel it brimming with anticipation of how you guys are going to accept it. Trust me when I tell you, it’s an honor, an exhilaration worth feeling through all the hurt, be it physical or emotional, that an artist makes when composing such music.

In the end, I expect nothing from the world in return for this. If I stand to benefit from what I do, I am grateful. I am just another piece of the puzzle with a story to tell. To make my mark in the world, to let my story be heard, to let it be known that all this is a result of a catalyst: an event that propelled me to do what I do. To shed any and all stereotypes, labels and derision (Lord knows how many I’ve endured), and use sadness, pain, longing, and turn it into something beautiful.

Thank you all for even lending me your ear-time; again, the way I see it, it’s an honor worthy of the trade. I promise you that the music you are about to hear soon will hopefully help to affect change your life; mine too. And, without words, it will help you to understand a little more about the story I’m telling; a quite common one in life, yet one I feel is so profound (in my case), and different, that words will never describe.

Stay tuned.

Sometimes…

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You know, sometimes, things just happen the way they do. Don’t you just wish sometimes when something happens, that you can wake up from it and it was all a nightmare?

What if you wake up and the nightmare doesn’t stop………………?

Or when you walk in the 90* sun and still break out in a cold sweat?

These are all things that are ripe for inspiration for some of the best music. It’s always been like that since the beginning of time: the best of man comes when he is in the worst possible situation.

I can’t possibly tell you what nightmare I’m going through, but it’s going to be this way for a long, long time. I wish it weren’t like this. I wish I could wake up and it would all be a bad dream.

Over the next few months, I will continue to push forward with the release of my album, including videos, in addition to pieces of my previous album, “Whispers of Winter”. In the meantime, such pain that I experience will only serve to fuel the next chapter in my musical history, which I’ve already begun. This one is going to be good from what I hear already.

Never give up hope…