Hello from New Zealand
I've got a rare working connection here, so I thought I'd take advantage of it. I'm in New Zealand on holiday (I'm normally from Brisbane, Australia), and just wanted to say hello to the hypnos folks. It's amazingly beautiful here- We're on the South Island, and so far we've driven from Christchurch, through Arthur's Pass (the most amazing scenery I have yet seen anywhere), Franz Josef, and now we're in Wanaka. The scenery just gets more and more beautiful as we journey on.
The combination of 3,000 metre high mountains plunging into gigantic Azure lakes (that resemble oceans), as clouds gather and cast shadows on vertical cliff faces....is almost too much to bear. It's just shockingly beautiful. It's such a unique looking place- Imagine Switzerland, meets Middle Earth, meets Jurassic Park, and you're getting close. I experienced a rather sublime moment this morning, kayaking along with my son Luka. These freakingly huge mountains rising out of the lake....it made me realise how important travelling is, and how I need to do more of it. I know that some of you climb mountains, and I'm suddenly very jealous. I'd love to do something like that, but it's a bit hard with kids etc. Someday.
As some of you might know, the reason I'm over here is to work on some new music (as well as have a holiday). Well, I've had no luck yet. I sit down at night with the laptop and keyboard, and....nothing. I know that when I get back into my little studio at home, the music will start coming out- It's almost as if I won't let myself write music in inspirational settings.
I don't quite understand why that is. Maybe the combination of being on holiday and trying to write just don't mix.
I see there is another Mirko on the forum! Hi Mirko! Well that felt odd. I'm used to being the only Mirko around.
Oh, and thank for some of the lovely responses to the album- I really appreciate it!
Anyway, gotta go.