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 review 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!
Out now: Come What May
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…
Come What May due for release on January 25
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!
Out now: Mirrors and Mirages
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!
Come What May Mastering
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!”
Download and streaming services
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!