Been hard at work on the second SATOhara album, 33 over this last year. Today, I released a batch of demos to show the new style of the album off. Give them a listen, as they're much different than anything off of Distance in Darkness, effectively changing my whole style of music.
A few months back, I made a piano cover album called War of Black and White, and released it for free for anyone to download. Forgot to talk about it much, so here it is. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1zIO0IblQvrSXZoUWN2V0hrNkE&authuser=0
Remember Distance in Darkness? And remember that it's the beginning of a trilogy of albums called the "Monolith Trilogy"? Well, I'm happy to announce I'm going back over Distance in Darkness, to create the definitive release. I'm working on "Distance in Darkness (Definitive Vocal Edition)", and let me tell you, I'm as excited about this release as I am when I first started writing the original release. I understand that though many people like my music, the lack of vocals turns some people off, and leaves the story the album's supposed to tell very ambiguous, so that's one reason I'm going through it. Another reason for the definitive release is sound quality. I've determined that the original release available now isn't up to what I expect from myself, so the remastered tracks featured on my ReverbNation page (www.reverbnation.com/satohara) will be the basis of what to expect from the instrumental side. I'm also planning on redoing the drum tracks, making them more dynamic, and the cymbal hits more than me just hitting the open hi-hat. Along with all these changes and the addition of vocals, two songs that were originally on Distance in Darkness, Fighting Fate (which was an unfinished demo for an unrelated project, included in the initial release because of time constraints), and A Different Type of Soul, a Different Kind of Feeling (a song I feel no longer fits within this album, due to the meaning behind the song's original composition) will be removed, and they will be replaced two brand new songs. Well, one of the songs isn't COMPLETELY brand new, as a demo version is on my YouTube page (www.youtube.com/sirudrawoh), but as I've been reworking it, it fits much better than Fighting Fate does.
So I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am. Picking through this album has brought my creative drive back, and I'm ready to work as hard as I can on this updated release.
Thank you guys so much for the support. Without you, SATOhara wouldn't be what it is today.
-Siru Alexander Drawoh
The songs in my player are out of order as a way to highlight what I think are the best tracks on Distance in Darkness. There's no order to the top 5 (but I will admit the 11 minute epic "Distance" is my favourite of the album). For those unfamiliar, album structure goes as such: Anti-Social Anomaly 3173 The Unconscious Mind Fighting Fate The Beautiful Name I'll Fight for You Pushing Forward Chasing the Nightmare I'm Right Here A Different Type of Soul, A Different Kind of Feeling Light in the Dark Dream's End Distance Figured I'd go ahead and clear all that up now.
So I'm recording a new album, dubbed ARTificiality, under the name Siru Alexander Drawoh, and when finished, I'm releasing it worldwide for free. Later today, I'll be posting the first two tracks of the album on here, and they'll be available for download, exclusively on ReverbNation. The songs are up on SoundCloud, but you can't download them there.
Hope you guys enjoy the tracks.
So today I was thinking about how I can better promote my music, and I decided that I should try out ReverbNation. So... Thanks for having me! Expect better posts later, I'm still setting everything up here.