I could speak about my work for hours, trying to explain to you why I chose to compose such pieces.
The fact is that I don't really know where to begin, and there are so many way to describe this kind of music that I would be lost into details.
Something is clear, my passion for great tales and beautiful stories has naturally guided me to the creation. The music was a perfect art to express myself. It has more power than any others, because you can use your imagination without limit, to rebuild your own world.
M. Fischmann clearly wrote what any story teller should understand:
"When you walk among legends, they teach you, giving you a snout sensible to signs. You think with your heart."
I've been working on the album for one year and three month. During this journey, I understood that something was happening. It's the first time I had the feeling that I was creating something interesting, and the first time I really felt my imagination was a good tool for music.
Actually, the soundscapes I built speak by themselves. They try to guide you into strange places and unreal stories, sometimes with tragedy, brutality, sometimes with magical and mysterious lyrism.
I truly hope you will share this feeling while listening to this album!!
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Thank you... prepare for an epic journey :)
released 18 March 2013
Album produced by Valentin Wiest.
All tracks written, orchestrated, arranged, recorded, mixed & mastered by Valentin Wiest.
Vocal performance by Aleksandra Radonjic ("Into The Flames" / "Fortress Of Mirrors").
Artwork by Martin Kraemer