Some of you are probably wondering what happened to the remixed/remastered debut album (Journeys From A New Era) I mentioned a couple of years ago. Well, after some contemplation and experimentation with re-recording, I’ve decided that it’s better to leave them be for now. Listening to all the albums in order, you can tell how the sound of this project has evolved over the years, and right now I don’t think my mindset is the correct one to do justice to the original songs and avoid turning them into something they aren’t. As for the other albums, Light of the Ages already sounds good enough and isn’t likely to be touched, but as mentioned in a previous post, a remix of Dreamscape Requiem is possible in the future since (in my opinion) the amount of time I spent on experimentation with different sounds and structure caused the overall mix/balance to suffer.
There is the possibility that some segments from the older songs will find their way into new compositions as homages (sort of how one of the main melodies in Utopia’s Beacon was first used in Infinity’s Shores), but beyond that, a fully remixed debut album is on hiatus for the time being.
I hope the first quarter of 2017 has treated you all well. Keep an eye on this page in the next few weeks for a preview of what future Akyrviron material might sound like.