“The poet, the artist, the musician, continues the quiet work of centuries, building bridges of experience between peoples…reminding man of the universality of his feelings, desires and despairs… thus, art is political in the most profound sense, not as a weapon in the struggle, but an instrument of understanding of the futility of struggle…”
“A work of art contains its verification in itself: artificial, strained concepts do not withstand the test of being turned into images; they fall to pieces, turn out to be sickly and pale, convince no one. Works which draw on truth and present it to us in live and concentrated form grip us, compellingly involve us, and no one ever, not even ages hence, will come forth to refute them.”
Billy Klock and Wim Auer played with me for three years following the release of Talon of the Blackwater in 2009. These guys gave their hearts and souls to my music. What great champions! I love them both.
Listening to these tracks over the last few weeks — our last performance together — has been a great joy. At long last, an “official” release! Dedicated to them.