Quantum Arkanum now digitally distributed

…and now also Quantum Arkanum is available on #Spotify, #Deezer and all the other digital distribution media 😄. This is my Yin side, dark and symbolic, dealing with Greek and Egyptian cosmogony and ancient myths such as the cult of Amun-Ra. The beginning of a long and comprehensive project. Check it out!

New EP “Quantum Arkanum” soon on digital distribution

My Quantum Arkanum solo project is my Yin: the moon, dark and more Metal. Centred on occultism, symbolism and hermeticism.

While my Quantum Prana music is my Yang, mostly fun and playful with progressive, funk and jazz influences, my Quantum Arkanum solo project is my Yin: the moon, dark and more Metal. Centred on #occultism, #symbolism and #hermeticism (my passions since the 90s 😆), this first EP deals with Egyptian cosmogony (with some references to Hesiod and ancient Greece as well).

Musically, it is built upon orchestral music, King Crimson’s “Red” era, Candlemass, Opeth and other dark stuff.

It will appear on #Spotify and other digital distribution media in about a week. In the meantime, you can listen to it on Soundcloud:

Vocals for Quantum Arkanum recorded

Some update about my upcoming Quantum Arkanum EP: the vocals for track #2 are now recorded. The song is heavy on symbolism and gnostic traditions, consistently with the EP’s title.

If Event Horizon https://g.co/kgs/4AB8BA is my Yang, progressive and rather bright sounding, Quantum Arkanum is my Yin, featuring dark atmospheres based on doom metal arrangements. Still quite progressive anyway, but with a different flavour.

Tracks #1 and #3 are going to be instrumental, while #2 features vocal parts and lyrics on Egyptian cosmogony and occultism. A mix of English and Ancient Greek.

Forecast for the release date: end of June/mid July. Stay tuned!

“Mozart Medley” now digitally distributed

My “Mozart Medley” is now published on #Spotify and other major streaming services like #Soundcloud. These are three Mozart pieces adapted for an electric guitar ensemble (string quartet and winds), including some humour:

  1. Symphony n.25 I movement (extract)
  2. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525, I Allegro (extract)
  3. Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen, Aria (extract)

Original compositions by W. A. Mozart
Rearrangement and production by Quantum Prana

“Event Horizon” EP now published

My new 4-song EP Event Horizon is now released on #Spotify, #iTunes, #Apple Music, #Deezer and all the other major music distribution media.

  1. “Funky Matters” is the opening tune. A concept song about particle #Physics, #supersymmetry, string theory. Influenced by rock, metal, funk and jazz. #progressive#rock. @KlasGranqvist on drums!
  2. “The Tyger”‘ s lyrics are adapted from the homonymous poem by #williamblake, in a horror story of might, divinity and grandeur. Whispered in the darkness. #Literature #progressive #art #rock
  3. “Sabbatical Leave” is the story of an evil researcher who hates the world and takes a Sabbatical leave to build a weapon of mass destruction. Dark humour & some critique of the #academic #Zeitgeist. #progressive #rock #Metal
  4. “The Stalker” is a collaboration with the #Finnish band Spy. Here I sing a tale of a…stalker, while they shine with their instrumental accompaniment in 5/8. #progressive #rock

Video – Covering Bauhaus well masked

From last Friday’s gig, here I am playing our own cover of Bauhaus’ Stigmata Martyr…wearing The Old Man’s mask. This is only the intro, full video link in the description. #bauhaus #postpunk #avantgarde #experimental #mask

Gear and tone matter – Know Your Gear! (cit.)

What a nice gig yesterday! Investing time, thought and money in quality equipment and effects layering (besides lots of practice!) does make a difference, performance- as well as tone-wise.

#Fender #Markbass #Two notes Audio Engineering #Walrus Audio #Darkglass Electronics #Phillip McKnight

Attached, a close-up of the accidental star of the evening.

Demogorgon, a new song.

“Ήτοι μεν πρώτιστα χάος γένετο.” (“Verily at the first Chaos came to be.”)
Hesiod (ca.750 BC), Theogonia, 116.

The opening tune of my dark progressive album “Quantum Arkanum”, featuring stoner, sludge and psychedelic elements, with some classical flavour.

Quantum Prana: guitars, bass, voices, drum programming, mixing & mastering.

Cover illustration by Gustave Doré (1832-1883).