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My composition ‘The King Is Dead (Long Live The King)’ has been selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in the category ‘Jazz’. I’m really thrilled with this and of course hope to win. It will be judged by the living legend McCoy Tyner, amongst others. The winners will be announced by the end of April. ‘The King Is Dead (Long Live The King)’ will stream online soon and also happens to be the opening track of my upcoming album…

Part 6: Tracklist

We’re getting closer to releasing the new album and now that some online stores already posted the track list including samples, let me officially release the track list. ‘Voids, Echoes And Whispers’ is a 9 track album (all originals), with a length of just over 60 minutes. Here’s the track list.

Tracklist: Voids, Echoes And Whispers

1) The King Is Dead (Long Live The King)
2) Voids, Echoes And Whispers
3) A Million Ways Of Thinking
4) Air
5) Oxygen (Interlude)
6) Optimus Prime
7) The Murals Of Seagram
8) Path To Nirvana
9) Revolution Is Everywhere

I’ll write something about every track soon. Also… I’ll release an entire track in a few weeks! And don’t forget to get your tickets for the release concert at the Bimhuis on May 10th.

Previous updates in this series can be found here: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5

Part 5: Voids, Echoes And Whispers post image

Happy new year everyone! Last year I started blogging about the process of making my new recording, every blog I reveal something new. Hopefully you guys will find it interesting and maybe it’ll make you eager to buy my new recording when it’s released (official release date is May 10th) and visit our concerts. As you might have seen I’ve uploaded a preview of the album just before Christmas in which I already revealed the title and the artwork as well as some music. So, the new album is titled VOIDS, ECHOES AND WHISPERS. A title which I think says something about the sound of the band and the sound of the music, also it is the title of one of the ‘key tracks’ of the album. The artwork is based on a painting by Thai artist Chumpol Taksapornchai. I came across his work during my visit in Chiang Mai (Thailand). This particular painting really got to me, it’s called ‘Path To Nirvana’ and was the inspiration for a track on the new album (which I also called ‘Path To Nirvana’). This track features saxophonist Yaniv Nachum. So there you go, the title and artwork revealed! Stay tuned for more news…

Previous updates in this series can be found here: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4

Here’s an exclusive preview of my new album ‘Voids, Echoes And
Whispers’. Available May 2012.