This release marks the 20th anniversary of Solace and shows the newest evolution of my music over the past two decades from the beginnings with Rhythm of the Dance to today’s The Ruin of Ghosts.
In the last couple of years, I have experienced losses that have affected how I see myself in this world. I have questioned my purpose as a musician, I have contemplated even quitting music to follow other endeavors. For about a year I sat in a darkened room, mind empty, no music flowing, all my ideas were not up to my usual standards. I felt like a ghost of my former self, an apparition floating the empty halls of abandoned buildings and wandering empty forests; invisible and transparent. “The Ruin of Ghosts” reflects this period of struggle, a growing period of sorts, an expression and a reversal of negativity. From death to life, from ruin to harvest. I hope you enjoy these stories about pain, ignorance, narcissism and lies in various tempos.
This double CD contains 24 brand-new songs crafted over the past three years in deluxe packaging. The CD will be a limited release of only 250 copies. I am also releasing a Deluxe Digital Download version which will include 17 tracks. Below is the final track listing and some clips. Enjoy!
The Two Disc Limited Edition includes:
Disc One: “Ghosts”
- The Ghost That Moves Through Trees
- Negative Suns
- Bury The Dead Raven
- Hold Yourself In
- Crow (feat. SIR & Robert Gowan)
- Slow To Burn
- Truth & Love The Darkness Stole (feat. Dann M. Torres)
- Promised Nothing
- Words Cut Wounds
- The Allegorical Stain
- A Pile Of Ash Begins As A Fire
Disc Two: “Ruins”
- Carry Us (feat. Svenja Niedergriese Svahara Aicanar)
- A Ghost Without You
- My Name Is Nah
- Flimsy Wrists
- The Empty Womb
- Flying Lamp (feat. SIR)
- Always Last