What about 2012? Imho it was fantastic! I was able to follow my ambient path with increasing joy. In the first six months of 2012 I was recording the Continuo album trilogy with 12 longform tracks and a total duration of massive ten hours of music! After that there was Stigma, a full album release on We Are All Ghosts, the brillant netlabel of my Scotish friend Thomas Mathie aka @headphonaught. This release was followed by Momentum which was my very first LIVE improvisation which was recorded during the internet broadcast via mixlr.com. Then the next two albums Microcosmos and Habitat completed my album releases in 2012. For Thomas Mathie I also produced the tracks Calabi-Yau and Sunyata to join the compilation Ending the year on a high 2012 to be released by We Are All Ghosts on 24 December 2012.
And of course there was “Welcome to the Anthropocene”. A short film showing the massive effects of human activities to our planet. I’m so grateful that Félix Pharand-Deschênes, the founder of Globaia.org, has chosen an excerpt of Continuo I as soundtrack for this breathtaking film which was opening the United Nation’s RIO20+ summit on sustainable development in June 2012.
And I feel very thankful in a even more personal layer. Beloved people in my surroundings are still alive and healthy. That’s a true reason for thankfulness. Everything else is just a bonus. :-)