released April 16, 2019
Recorded, mixed and mastered between May 2017 and January 2019 at the Track 14 studio in Veldhoven
Instruments: Roland, Korg, Yamaha, MemoryMoon (ME80 & Messiah), Dexed, EastWest, Steinberg, AAS, Valhalla, Overloud, Lexicon
All tracks: (p) Amnismusic 2019
© Lime Mixed Media 2019
Performed by The Amnis Initiative
All music composed by D.F. Lodewijks
Mastered by Lime Mixed Media
Graphic design: Lime Mixed Media
Special thanks to Sufian Irhimeh, Cherry Vanilla, Bart Hesselmans, Stephan Lodewijks, Robert Eichelsheim and Yvonne van Oosterhout
Also available in 5.1 surround sound as a digital download, including the following bonus tracks, remixed to 5.1 surround sound in 2018:
Déjà Vu, The Innocent (from the album Sanctuary Rising)
Sail the Cosmic Ocean, Starshine, Midnight Sanctuary (from the album Distant Dreams)
I D E N T I T Y
It seems to me that identity may just be the most complicated of concepts that can be captured in one clear and simple word. It encompasses the definition of who you are, where you are and what brought you here. You are defined by your DNA, the family that raised you, the culture you grew up in, your education, your work and the collective memory: both literal recollections and all of life's subconscious lessons. All of these combined form the basis for one unique "self", just like they do for the other 7.7 billion individuals inhabiting this lively planet.
Yet, this foundation is only the beginning, the starting point from where you make your choices: in how you present yourself, how you dress, behave, speak. Who you spend your precious time with and what you spend it on. What you read, speak, dream... The music you listen to, the joy and hardships you share and the ambitions you pursue.
Somehow, all those pasts, presents and futures are combined into one word that says it all: Identity. Is there any concept more appealing for which to write music? What an inspiring world to explore...
Veldhoven, March 3, 2019