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Glass Island - my new(ish) project
Milky Way
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I've recently been working on my first proper studio recordings. It's essentially my solo project, which I decided to call Glass Island. The aim is to make professional recordings of the songs I've been releasing as demos (which I have been sharing on this forum too). The first EP, titled Secular is now available at Bandcamp (and also on YT):

https://glassislandpoland.bandcamp.com/album/secular-ep

There's now also a website for the project:
www.glassisland.pl

And a FB profile:
https://www.facebook.com/glassislandpoland

For the HN fans who are unfimiliar with my stuff, you may want to start with the song Icy Tenderness.

Ok, I've gone on for too long. I do hope you'll check this stuff out and, of course, comments are welcome.

And I hope you don't mind the plug!

Posted on: 2020/5/22 19:40
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Good luck with this project and EP!

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Good luck for me as well.

I think the song "For No one" has a very close connection how it developes to the song of one of Alanis Morissette

Posted on: 2020/5/24 21:56
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Thank you guys! The work was put on hold for a while but now that there are fewer restrictions, we're resuming recording next week. I hope to have the whole album ready by late Summer/early Autumn.

Posted on: 2020/5/24 22:21
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Wow ! Good luck !

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Milky Way
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I've just uploaded a little bit of studio footage of me tracking guitars for a new tune. It's not much but I think it's rather fun :)

https://youtu.be/wgxkwvvxQLM

Posted on: 2020/6/8 21:33
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Interesting process, interesting video.

I guess the new tune will be a bright one.

Posted on: 2020/6/9 18:35
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Kind of, yeah, there's a little bit of light and shade in it. Come to think of it, there's a line in it wchich goes "I dreamed of dying" so it's not all that bright :P

Btw, tt's actually a song that was originally intended for Strange Momments, which is far from over as a project, if anyone asks :D

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We've had a few CDs produced for promotional purposes mainly, although we've also made it available on Bandcamp:

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https://glassislandpoland.bandcamp.com/album/secular-ep

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Congratulations!

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i meant "brillant", not "bright". It's the same word in French.

I'll purchase the EP on Friday, since bandcamp is waving its share that day.

Posted on: 2020/7/1 23:49

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Thank you!

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I posted a link on my Facebook account.
I purchased your EP on Bandcamp.
Wonderful music.
I think I am a very good lyricist (at least in French), but you're a real musician. Great, great job. .

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Thank you so much, it's always great to get praise from a fellow songwriter. I've never been a natural musician, always more of a song-writer/-desigener but I've been working hard on my skills especially in the last 5 years and now I finally got more confident with my playing and singing and can actually work very fast in the studio. Btw, about 70%-75% of the album has now been recorded.

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I got one of your EPs too :) And I actually prefer when you sing in French even though my French is almost non-existent. But my mum is pretty good, so when I go see her I'll play her the songs and she'll help me understand the lyrics :D

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Btw, today is the 15th anniversary of a gig I played with my old band Lavender (which also featured the bass player who's now in Glass Island) and I decided to release a recording from that gig I'd recently discovered. It's a cover of King Crimson's Red. Probably a hard listen for a typical Heather Nova fan, but for all its flaws you can hear the dedication (and sweat! it was boiling hot in the club and 35C outside) of those four young players:
https://soundcloud.com/glassislandpl/red

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I'm now and them asked to translate my songs.
I wrote int on my list of things to do this summer.

After resting a bit, because I've been feeling exhausted these last days.

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I've just edited a video of the first (and so far only) live performance of the song Secular, which took place in February 2019 at an acoustic concert by Strange Moments - my other band. The name "Glass Island" hadn't been conceived yet but the material was already being created. Marzena Słowik is doing BVs.

https://youtu.be/GGhIH-iquWo

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This acoustic version is stunning !

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Thank you, you're too kind! I thought the riff sounds a bit awkward when played solo on the acoustic, but yeah, I guess it is a pretty decent versio indeed :)

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UPDATE: I've made this version available for stream/download at Bandcamp:
https://glassislandpoland.bandcamp.com ... lar-acoustic-live-version

Posted on: 2020/7/12 13:37
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A new single called All Out is now available on youtube. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEM21gukXJA

The album is virtually done, there just some very minor cosmetic stuff left to do. And we've just started working on th artwork but if all goes well, it'll be out by March.

Posted on: 2020/12/23 12:39
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Good stuff !

The sound is very professional, really original but never turning weird, I wish there were more songs even half this good aired on the radios !

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Thank you so much!

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Friends, I'm proud to annonce the album is finally coming out on Oct 15. It will be available on all major streaming services and a limited run of CDs will be available through Bandcamp.

Do check out this video teaser featuring clips from all the songs:
https://youtu.be/i8qN4KWEvfI

Go to https://www.glassisland.pl/ for all the details.

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great news !
Don't forget to post here on October 15th in case we forget.

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You got it :)

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great news !
Don't forget to post here on October 15th in case we forget.

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All the best and much success for you and this project, Wojciech!

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Congratulations Wojciech to complete your album you so much put a lot afford in. All the best for you and your new album to make it a success in terms of money and response! You are so talented and unique!

Posted on: 2021/9/26 22:40
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Thank you so much Gerd and Sabine!

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The album is out!

Check it out on BandCamp:

https://glassislandpoland.bandcamp.com/album/glass-island

...or pretty much anywhere else. Click this link for Spotify, Pandora or Deezer:

https://glassisland.hearnow.com/

Links to other platforms should be available there soon.

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I'm just listening to it. Congrats to you and all the people involved in this project - it's really good!

Edit: The beginning of "The great myth" reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd's "High hopes" (which is one of my favourite songs at the moment), because of the bells. But generally, your music is similar profound and sophisticated as theirs.

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Thank you so much for your lovely words.

I've been a Pink Floyd fan since I was a kid in the early 90s. Anmd yeah, the bells may bring High Hopes to mind but they signify something different in my song. Btw, the bells in HH are actually themselves a callback to a much earlier PF song called Fat Old Sun.

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Quote:

57Arietis wrote:
I'm just listening to it. Congrats to you and all the people involved in this project - it's really good!

Edit: The beginning of "The great myth" reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd's "High hopes" (which is one of my favourite songs at the moment), because of the bells. But generally, your music is similar profound and sophisticated as theirs.


I totally agree, profound and sophisticated as theirs! Bought it, downloaded it!

Posted on: 2021/10/16 21:25
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Quote:

gerd wrote:
profound and sophisticated


I need to put that on a sticker and place it on the CD :D

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credit for this wording goes to Sabine, not to me

Posted on: 2021/10/19 22:32
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I'm listening right now.
Absolutely wonderful !

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Thank you :*

Check out this little video presentation of the digipack:
https://youtu.be/CIXml1co_vw

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I've just released a new, intrumental Glass Island track called "Ghost Line". You can check it out here:

https://glassislandpoland.bandcamp.com/track/ghost-line

track info:

"Ghost Line" was written towards the end of the sessions for the first album but was not considered for it, as the tracklist had been firmly established by then. Neither did it feel like it fitted the direction I wanted to go on the second album (to be released next year) so the decision was made to release it as a standalone single.

It marks a double first for Glass Island - it's the project's first instrumental track as well as the first ever track published to feature myself playing the bass guitar.

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Great - you could start making soundtracks for movies as well!

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I agree, a good idea!

Posted on: 12/13 23:20

Edited by gerd on 2021/12/14 17:43:34
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