Thursday, 29 October 2015

Au revoir, Glasnost

Hello everyone.

I wanted to inform you that from today Glasnost has ceased to exist. They've been 12 years of struggle against the odds and I no longer have the energy to go on. This madness started as a beautiful utopia in 2003 believing that we could overcome all obstacles and become the best "remote" band in the world. But they were precisely the distances and the circumstantial and personal problems which have conspired for not to happen. Last year Sophia left the band in agreement with me and it sentenced the little that was left of life to this project.

I just tried to go on but is not the same. I wrote material for a second album but it does not sound that good. It never crossed my mind to replace her since it's simply something impossible to do, both for her human and professional qualities (in that order). And even though I've tried I couldn't get the songs that I dreamt for her to have a decent result in my voice.

But beyond that I think Glasnost is made by two people and without one of us it just fades away. I cannot find the sense to stick with something that doesn't satisfy me. This band has been a tremendous expenditure of energy for me and it quite never paid me back the way I expected. Obstacles of every kind known only by a few and which I don't want to go too deep. It remains the satisfaction of at least being able to edit Mirror, that's not little.

I want to thank each and every one of you for being there in your own way. Anyone who has ever been accompanied or touched by our music. To all who contributed selflessly (I am comforted in my soul that have been so many). To Sophia, who gave my compositions a level I had never imagined reaching. Anyway. To everyone who's reading this.

Thank you and sorry for not having given more, although I'm pretty sure I gave everything I could for Glasnost. It was a tough decision to make but I had to do it. It's weird, I feel like I'm killing my own son or something...

We might come back one day, who knows...?

Over and out.

Alejo, October 23th, 2015

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