While the mastering of Come What May is being wrapped up, I’m preparing to turn this project into a live band. A first get-together today has really sparked my motivation: I’m confident I’ve found a great bunch of enthusiastic and capable musicians. With any luck, Sidetrack Walker’s Underdog Pop will come to a venue near you before too long!
Underdog Pop for the faint of heart
Sidetrack Walker focuses on atmosphere and relentlessly honest songwriting. For its dark, mostly piano-based music, the project draws on genres as diverse as Folk, Progressive Rock, Darkwave, Classical Music and Doom Metal.
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It’s official: Jacob Holm-Lupo, renowned for his outstanding work with Norwegian Retro-Prog giants White Willow, will be mastering my upcoming album, Come What May. Check out what he has to say about the project.
“About to embark on the mastering of a very beautiful album by Sidetrack Walker, a project helmed by Dominik Sonders. If you, like me, have a special love for Opeth’s melancholy and serene Damnation album, or even if you like early, folksy White Willow, this will be worth checking out when it’s released!”
From now on, Sidetrack Walker is present on all major download and streaming platforms, including Amazon, iTunes and Spotify! If you’d like to support the project, I’d be delighted to welcome you as my Spotify followers. Feel free to spread the word and recommend the music to your friends, too. Followers will increase the chances of getting my upcoming albums released by a proper label, so if you’d like to see a Sidetrack Walker CD release in the foreseeable future, you can actually help make it happen.
Confessions in Silence is the only album available so far, but the mastering of Mirrors and Mirages is all done and the album is being pitched to labels as we speak. Come What May, the ‘proper’ new album, isn’t far behind. It’s a strange coincidence to have so much material nearing completion simultaneously, but I’ll take it as a good omen. Hopefully this project will finally start off the way it’s meant to.
Thanks for your interest and support!
Confessions in Silence, a collection of piano improvisations from 2014/2015, is now available through Bandcamp for streaming and download. You can also find it at all common streaming/download services (Spotify, iTunes etc.). The Bandcamp album download includes a PDF with liner notes as well as a bonus track. It’s free, but of course you can support future releases from Sidetrack Walker with a sum of your own choosing. Enjoy!
Thanks a ton to Andre Jonas (www.andrejonasmusic.com) for his patience and hard work with the mastering.
Note that this is not a regular ‘core’ release for Sidetrack Walker, and not representative of the upcoming material. It is, however, an interesting snapshot of my musical development as well as a very authentic offering due to the absence of any kind of conscious arrangement.