Finally, after literally years of conception and planning (the songs were mostly there)
Dark and sinister in it's setting, the music itself features almost everything from light-footedness to gravity, from violence to calmness and from utter despair to glittering gleams of hope.
"When the storm unfolds, know that I will stand by you"
"All I need is you... You're the one who gets me through"
The characters featured in this concept album - Adrian's first consequently story-driven musical narrative - are, of course, fictuous (so don't worry about his state of mind - he's alright!). But as songwriting goes on for years and years there forms a blackish deposit on the bottom of the barrel, made out of songs that are - regardless of their sound! - too dark in their inner conception to be released among other songs who (in the worst case) - are just about lost love.
Now the time has come to project all those against the backdrop of the
"You know that I need you to guide me through this mess..."
The journey - jumping back and forth in time, from the dim light of today to the lost and now shady glamour of past days - is made perceivable by an amazing set of songs that span across a vast variety of soundscapes and styles. Tuned up by many of Adrian's friends who put in all their musical skills and diversity, this album is pure joy to listen to - despite the somewhat depressive undertones. Songs that touch you and yet disturb you, songs to make you smile & wonder and yet shiver when
"Lead me, don't fear me my love, but beware of the fall... Love don't catch nothing at all"