Hello Ryan, how are you? How do you feel now; new album is out, so you must be satisfied, am I right?
I’m doing well, thank you. I am definitely happy with the new album, and the response has been very positive, so I’m grateful for that.
Is there any story behind the album? Maybe you can tell more about the lyrics and songs names, because vocals are few… Why do you prefer rather instrumental songs?
There isn’t an overarching narrative or theme to the album, but all of the songs were written in the same period of time and they kind of reflect a generally consistent atmosphere. I trimmed down the lyrics because the ideas I’m expressing with THE HOWLING VOID seem to lose some of their essence when I try to explain them with words. I’d rather explain them through music.
From your view; where’re the biggest differences between „The Womb Beyond the World” and „Nightfall”? You’re definitely more mature musician and composer so you maybe changed your access regarding something.
The biggest difference is the tone of the albums. „The Womb Beyond the World“ was very dark, and very bleak. I think that „Nightfall“ is more like „Shadows Over the Cosmos“ in that it has more of an ethereal, rather than chthonic feeling. Continue reading