November 2017: This month, I finally finished the vocal recordings for my upcoming album and I worked my lasts shifts for the year at the cinema so that I can focus completely on finishing what I started. I had a lot of doubts over the last few weeks, mostly because of my voice but also because of the album in general. But now I'm confident that I did every thing I could do to make this album as good as possible. After all, I'm doing this all by myself, everything's self taught and if you keep that in mind, the album is pretty damn good. I guess a true artist will never be completely satisfied, still I'm proud of myself. It's been two turbulent years and now it's all coming to an end and I can focus on the next big thing.

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October 2017: I don't know why, but I feel like I'm repeating myself lately. Cause once again, this month was a month I spent mostly working on the album. I'm getting closer to finishing it every day, however, there's still damn much to do. What keeps me going is the anticipation of the day where I can finally upload it and be done with it for good. In other news, I went on a mushroom foray with my grandma and it was just one of the most beautiful autumn days I ever witnessed. No wonder it's my favorite season.

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September 2017: workworkworkworkwork. That's pretty much it. I spent almost all my time with recording and when I wasn't recording I was listening to what I recorded. Or I designed the new website that I'll publish when the album comes out. And I was thinking a lot about the elections, before as well as after. The outcome was kinda devastating, but like everywhere else in life, there's only one true direction: forward. I'm under pressure, I sometimes feel like I'm too caught up in this album. I know that I put a lot on my plate with the decisions I made over that last 2 years. But then again, I'm also very hungry. 

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August 2017: Kind of a shitty summer, to be honest. Over the last years, things always used to go south by the end of October while the summer was the best time of the year but this time, it's different. With the exception of a couple of great days, the last months were pretty much just me marking time and not going anywhere I wanted to go, both career-wise and traveling-wise. Guess it's time to turn the tables and make autumn kick ass instead. I'll tell you how that went as soon as I can.

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July 2017: I don't know what to say about this month. So just enjoy these pictures of me and my brother, the recording studio where I'll finish the work on my new album, and the beautiful landscape around our house on the countryside.

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June 2017: Well, it was a pretty eventful and exciting month. It started with me having a circulatory collapse the night before Rock im Park, a huge festival in my hometown, due to exhaustion from working too much (can't say I'm surprised, it actually was merely a matter of time). But as always, I managed to pick myself up again and even got to enjoy the festival as much as everybody else. Ever since the festival though, I really cut down on working on the album. After all, I'm pretty much finished with it so I don't need to stress myself that much anymore. Now it's just practicing the vocal parts until I record them at the studio in August and September. Other things that are also worth mentioning are: The amazing sunsets I witnessed, my purchase of new speakers for my computer, and the weekend I spent at a friends house on the countryside. Oh, and I crafted a first draw for the Cover of my upcoming album. I'm really excited for the things that lie ahead of me.

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May 2017: Not much to tell actually, there were very few days where I didn't spent 10+ hours thinking about the album or sitting in front of the computer mixing, recording and pre-mastering. I also visited the studio where I want to do the vocal recordings this summer and it was simply amazing. I just love the sight of microphones and synthesizers and countless cables and knobs and switches and and and. It's very exhausting since I put all my energy, all my love and passion and all my money into it, but I'm pretty convinced it'll be worth it. A lot of pressure but I'll handle it. Don't see a reason why I should give up now after everything that I've already accomplished. Stay tuned.

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April 2017: One of the few months where I actually don't have any pictures to upload. The last years showed that the month of April is either really amazing or complete shit. This month was the latter, for sure. While the idea of taking a break from music might be a good idea in theory, it didn't get me even remotely close to where I wanted it to take me. Sine 2013 my way was always the way of music and this month I drifted so far away from it like I never did before and this really scared the living hell out of me. I guess I just kinda lost myself over the last couple of months. I don't know exactly how it happened, but it happened. However, I found a way back, a way back to being just me and only me. It might sound selfish or even arrogant, but sometimes you just have to give a fuck about everything else and stop caring about what other people say so you can really be yourself, not the image of somebody else's opinions or expectations. In conclusion: this month was a month of painful growth (actually that applies to pretty much every month since that friend of mine died) but I'm still kinda glad I got to make those experiences, because now I actually know how to get out of just another kind of hole.

And this has to be a good thing, doesn't it?

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March 2017: This year is turning out really different than I expected it to be. The last two months have been a really uncreative time and it took me quite a while to figure out why I felt so torpid all the time, but I think I got to the root of the problem. Over the last three and a half years, there was barely a day where I didn't work on compositions or thought about the next song and now, after all this time, I'm just tired of it. Not in a 'I want to quit forever' kind of way, but in a 'I need to back away for a while' kind of way. I guess it was the trip to London that opened my eyes. Those days where the only days in over a year where I didn't think about my music and it was a weirdly liberating feeling. That's why I decided to take a few weeks off, hopefully with a positive effect on my music and creativity.

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February 2017: The Dalai Lama says: 'Once a year, go someplace you've never been before'. This year, it only took me five weeks to cross that off my list. In a pretty spontaneous manner, I went to Austria with a friend since he had tickets for the biathlon world-cup and didn't want to go alone. Even though I don't care that much for this sport, I had a really great time for the simple reason that I got out of the town and out of the country. I also watched the Super Bowl with my friends (still can't believe that the Patriots won that match) but I don't have any (applicable) pictures of that. You know how it is, in a group of five someone's always bound to look stupid haha. The pictures I do have are pretty nice though but I guess they're part of the reason why my page looks more and more like my profession was 'landscape photographer' instead of 'musician'. 

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January 2017: A somewhat turbulent way to start off the new year. Still, there's not very much to tell, most of the things that I accomplished this month will be important later this year when I (hopefully) release some new music. Until then I only have even more pictures of the fields that I stroll through every now and then. Oh, and I've been reading a bit of Shakespeare lately, not really worth mentioning, but I want to feel a bit more sophisticated. 

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