Confessions in Silence

by Sidetrack Walker

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The download version contains a bonus track, “Wo sich das Vorzeichen ändert”, which is not available for streaming. All liner notes are included in PDF format. To read my liner notes on every individual piece online, click on the track titles and you’ll be taken to a track-specific page.

This album is a collection of entirely improvised tracks recorded on my then-new digital piano in 2014/2015. No MIDI editing or any other type of tampering with the original recordings has been used, apart from a mild final mastering: all the pieces are 100% authentic, complete with mistakes and structural inconsistencies, and employing whatever sound settings I had active on my instrument at the time. They are, therefore, very immediate emotional snapshots, unspoiled by the filters of conscious, purposeful musical arrangement. While Confessions in Silence may not be an essential, ‘core’ release for Sidetrack Walker, it is nevertheless relevant, documenting a time of musical and personal development. In a way, improvisations like these are, in fact, the closest I’ll ever get to my artistic ideal of absolute authenticity. Since I enjoy the odd melancholic instrumental piano album by artists such as Fabrizio Paterlini or Nils Frahm myself, I figured that there might be listeners out there who will appreciate this material, too.

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released August 18, 2017

All tracks improvised and recorded by Dominik Sonders, 2014/2015. Mastered by Andre Jonas (andrejonasmusic.com), 2017. Artwork and handwriting by A.D. Jansen (endira-art.deviantart.com), visual editing and layout by Andre Jonas and Dominik Sonders. Thanks to Andre and A.D. for the invaluable help, and to Kris Clayton for the technical advice!

© 2014–2017 Dominik Sonders. All rights reserved.

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Sidetrack Walker Kiel, Germany

Sidetrack Walker is an independent music project focusing on atmosphere and honest, emotional songwriting. Headed by German artist Dominik Sonders, it draws on genres such as Modern Classical, Prog/Art Rock, Dark Folk, Doom and Darkwave.

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