Terminus, the new EP from Stolace - available for pre-order
January 12, 2020 |
It’s been about a year in the making — a series of instrumentals that began to coalesce into a four-part interstellar musical journey through the lens of our protagonist, an astronaut confronted with the inevitability of mortality. It is probably my finest and most ambitious personal achievement to-date.
To be clear, it didn’t take a full year to write, compose, arrange, and record. In actuality, more like a couple months. But trying to figure out how to merge three pieces together in a way that didn’t feel contrived or lacked cohesiveness, it was an immense challenge that led me to ultimately shelve my numerous attempts in late March of 2019.
Time passed and the ensemble was always there in the back of my mind, unsure and insecure about how to follow up the two opening pieces “Here for the Ride” and “On the Steel Breeze.” I was plagued with the question, “How do you tell the last chapter in this protagonist’s story in such a way that is meaningful, filled with emotion, but not contrived or lacking in originality or depth?”
Spring, summer, and fall had passed — preoccupied with time with my family, the death of a dear friend of mine who lost her battle with cancer, grieving, and other priorities that demanded my attention. It wasn’t until my first exposure with, and becoming awe-inspired by, the work of multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier. His extremely colorful expression through music gave me the extra bit of inspiration that I needed to complete my work.
Filled with a renewed sense of vision and a drive to just finish the damn thing, I all but locked myself in my room and finished the last piece in about a week’s time.
TERMINUS is available on most streaming platforms, January 31, 2020
You can listen to TERMINUS on your favorite streaming platform — Google Play / YouTube Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, and Pandora when they’re released on Friday, January 31st at 6am CST. Can’t wait until then? Become a supporter on my Patreon page and you can download the entire album right now. Support me and my music for as little as $1 a month to show your appreciation for the music and the effort put into composing, arranging, and recording it.
Of course you’re free to download the mp3 files when they are released on January 31st or listen on your preferred streaming platform. Because they’re freely available, please become a supporter today and give that extra little incentive to keep making great instrumental music for you to enjoy.
Want to purchase a copy of TERMINUS? You can pre-order today!
If you prefer to have your own mp3 or high-quality lossless AIFF files, pre-order TERMINUS today from the Stolace Bandcamp site for only $5 USD. As my gift to you, you can download the radio single version of “Here for the Ride” immediately.
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