The new Sidetrack Walker album, ‘The Art of Starvation’, is now available from all music services. Be sure to get the limited CD, too (100 pieces)!
Special thanks go out to the State Capital of Kiel for being kind enough to sponsor this project financially.
First press reactions:
“abundant with dark, sparkling jewels of Chamber Pop“
Kai-Peter Boysen (Kieler Nachrichten), 20.05.2020. Read the full article (German)
“[W]hat blew me away the most about Will to Leave was the sheer distinction. Sidetrack Walker’s tendency to pull from a myriad of genres […] allowed their sound to spill an alchemic amount of atmospheric intensity.”
Amelia Vandergast (A&R Factory), 15.05.2020. Read the full review
‘The Art of Starvation’ is now live on Bandcamp. As previously announced, the album download will be free of charge for a limited period of time. You can also pre-order your copy of the CD edition now. It will be limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, so don’t hesitate too long.
The regular release date for other platforms as well as for the CDs has been set to May 22. Remember, however, that I can give no guarantees regarding the CD shipping date; pressing is still delayed due to conditions beyond my control.
I sincerely hope the new album can offer some distraction, comfort or inspiration to some of you during these uncertain times.
The Instagram users among you already know by now: the title of the new Sidetrack Walker album is “The Art of Starvation”. It’ll be released soon, so stay tuned! Here’s the tracklist:
1. The Odd Moment
2. Only Silence Knows My Name
3. To Invite the Haunting
4. Broken Heartbeats
5. Worlds Collide
6. Wake-Up Call
7. Off Limits
8. Missing Pages
9. Last Line of Defence
10. Will to Leave
11. The Host
Due to the pandemic, I have decided to forego the usual promotional phase preceding the album release. As soon as the final masters are done, the new album will be made available for digital streaming and download (free of charge) through Bandcamp. With so many of you adapting to a secluded life at home, now is not the time for additional, avoidable delays. CD pre-orders will commence at the same time, and I will ship those as soon as I receive the CDs from the pressing plant. Services such as Spotify will still require a regular release date, however.
The album artwork will be revealed on Instagram in nine parts, one per day. Naturally, you will also know the album title when the mosaic is complete. The individual images will be accompanied by one track title each. Follow Sidetrack Walker on Instagram now to keep track!
The current issue of Orkus, one of the most prominent German independent music magazines, is now available. Check it out to find an interview with Sidetrack Walker as well as an extremely flattering
of Come What May! The album is even featured as their monthly special music pick. Thanks so much to Claudia Zinn-Zinnenburg and Manuela Ausserhofer!
The first two reviews of Come What May have been published, both of them very favourable:
“It’s a well crafted and interesting album with some clearly very personal lyrics that is challenging and diverse.” (8/10)
Nick Harkins (Doom-metal.com), 16.02.2019. Read the full review
“We will fall under the haunting charm of the little miracles of ‘Savour’ and ‘Ghost Stories’. Dominik’s main quality is to infuse his compositions with musical structures of impressive effectiveness.” (4.25/5)
Gabriel Badelier (Progcritique.com), 14.02.2019. Read the full review (French)
Also, find out almost anything you could possibly want to know about Sidetrack Walker: in his interview, my buddy Mike Liassides at Doom-metal.com was extremely thorough in exploring my musical adventures.
My long-awaited album Come What May is finally out today, both digitally and as a CD edition limited to 500 copies! I have no words to describe this amazing moment right now, so I’ll let the music speak for itself.
Simultaneously, the predecessor Mirrors and Mirages now sees a CD release limited to 300 copies. The cheapest option is to order your CDs directly from me via the contact form. I am also selling them on Bandcamp and Discogs, and they will be made available through Amazon and Ebay in the foreseeable future.
Time to celebrate…
After countless delays, the long-awaited album Come What May is finally due for release. It is the most diverse work by Sidetrack Walker so far, bolstering professional production values courtesy of a mix by Andre Jonas and mastering by none other than Prog legend Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel).
Alongside the usual availability through download and streaming platforms, there will be a CD edition of Come What May, limited to 300 copies and marking the first-ever physical release for Sidetrack Walker. Pre-orders can be placed now through the contact form, which will be slightly cheaper than ordering through Bandcamp or Discogs later.
Simultaneously, Mirrors and Mirages will also see a limited-edition CD release. Both albums can be ordered as a bundle for a special discount, see Contact for details.
This is truly a great moment for Sidetrack Walker, and I can’t wait to share the full album with the world at long last. For now, enjoy the two preview tracks on YouTube, which will also be available through Bandcamp soon!
The pre-order for Mirrors and Mirages is now live on Bandcamp. “Maybe”, the shortest song, is already streaming as a preview, so be sure to check it out! If you pre-order the album, you will be able to download this track right away. As a special incentive to support Sidetrack Walker directly through Bandcamp, the album download will contain an exclusive live version of “Of Landscapes Unchanged” as a bonus track. This recording will neither be available through the Bandcamp stream, nor through any other streaming or download service.
In other news, the CD layout it currently in the works, so I’m hoping to have a physical product on sale by Christmas!