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OF THOSE WHO DROWN TO LIVE – Album Release

My dear friend EWIAN is releasing his 4th Album ‘Of Those Who Drown to Live’ is out from today! I love his music and I have supported Ewian evolution here on this Blog from last 3 years! If you like Alternative, Postrock, Ambient  music then please go check him out!

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I’m happy, relieved, proud and somehow wistful to announce that my 4th album ‘Of Those Who Drown to Live’ is out from today!
I’ve produced 12 songs and 12 music videos in the last 2 years (nearly an hour of music) – and went to my limit with this piece of art.
I must admit that I have tears in my eyes now – on the one hand because I am happy about this release, on the other hand because I know that this will be the last EWIAN album for a longer while. After four albums and one EP in five years (not to forget a bunch of music videos) I HAVE to slow down.
I hope you understand that. At least you can look forward to 11 music videos in the next 11 months.
I’m pleased about EVERYONE who buys this record – this is my most personal…

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Music – EWIAN New Song and Video! Radioactive Star….

Exclusive New song and Video by EWIAN  the song ‘Radioactive Star‘, is also the video opener of EWIAN next Album ‘Heart Crash Boom Bang‘ release is coming soon on March 3rd 2017.
Many of you that follow my Blog remember my interview to Ewian Christensen posted on December 16 2016 if you missed you can read it now. In our interview Ewian mention and talk about his new Album and lots more, it is a very interesting interview and way to know EWIAN better!

This new video is great! I love the song and the atmosphere created in the video it is a great preview for the expected new album!
EWIAN once again did a wonderful job with his creations, also we see new addition to the band members Florian Jooß and Robin Friedel  best wishes guys can’t wait to listen the whole album!

Put on a headset and enjoy
Have a great Sunday!

-C

You can listen more of Ewian music on his YouTube Channel
and Subscribe to stay up to date with his great music! 😉

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Music – My Interview with Ewian Christensen

Ewian Christensen Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Ewian Christensen – Digital Portrait created by ©Carolina Russo

My interview with Musician, Composer, AudioVideo and independent Artist EWIAN CHRISTENSEN.

Today I am very happy to introduce you with my dear friend musician and composer EWIAN from Germany. Some of you that follow my Blog remember last year when I have Featured Ewian. I love his music and often I shared his  videos and the release of his latest Album “We Need Monsters”. I also used Ewian’s photos last year to create a first Digital Art Portrait part of my Art concept “When Nature Meet Humans ” Ewian was the portrait #6. A couple of months ago I asked Ewian if he would’ve have been open to do an interview with me. And he kindly accepted! I am thrilled about this and I am very happy to be able to let you know him better through  this interesting interview and if you don’t know him and his music, this is an opportunity for you to discover a very talented,  unique Artist that has a wonderful soul and a kind heart. His music is not so common and maybe not for everyone but if you like it… you love it! The sound he produce in his music is  a sort of unique amazing dreamy music combined with beautiful words in his lyrics that definitely show Ewian intrigued inner soul.
The color digital Portrait above is my latest creation dedicated to Ewian. I used some of the photos that he sent to me for this interview and I created this tri-dimensional metropolitan image that I guess in a way represent Ewian latest work.

Thank you so much Ewian for allow me to do this interview with you and give the opportunity to others to get to know your Art.

Let’s get started! Here there are my five questions:

1. For who doesn’t know can you please introduce who is EWIAN?

EWIAN was founded by me, Ewian Christensen in March 2013 by the release of my debut EP ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ The artist name is an acronym and means ‘Water of life’ in a metaphorical sense. Basically I am an independent artist, born in Latvia and grown up in Germany. Though I release my records (mostly) via Timezone records, my work is not under the influence of any record label, management, or other instances in order to guarantee the authenticity of my art to myself and all consumers. Beside my debut I published one single (‘Voices in your head’, 2013) and two albums (‘Good Old Underground’, 2014; ‘We Need Monsters’, 2015).

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Album: We Need Monsters’, 2015

I compose and produce all music and videos almost entirely by myself. From time to time, I collaborate with other musicians, so far with Fifi Rong (England, song: ‘When I Was Dead’), Alien Hand Syndrome (Austria, song: ‘Zampano’), Slack Armada (U.S.A., song: ‘Looper’), and at the moment: Plike (U.S.A.,’VAST’).

Plike - Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez
Plike – Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

2.  Your music has a very unique sound and style and is categorized as “Alternative, Post-Rock”. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt and inspire you while creating?

Thanks. I already mentioned in other interviews that I just can’t help doing music. The transformation of inner cognitions, ideas, aspirations, wishes, fears and so on into art serves the maintenance of my mental healthiness. Simultaneously, I have the feeling that I can wrap these inner concepts into a shell which could be tangible for (at least a part of) my recipients. And at that point this non-egoistic part of intellectual creation comes into play, whereby I can give something back. The creative process itself rarely precedes the way I expect. Sometimes I work very methodical, sometimes I just have some kinds of scintillation, maybe one can draw a comparison to the work of a crazy scientist.

3. What are you working on right now? Any new project?

Absolutely. You and my newsletter recipients already know that the third EWIAN album is highly likely to be released in spring 2017. As I mentioned above, I am working also on a collaboration with Mad Madam Em (known as Plike) for the song VAST.
And I can say, that’s not all! You can expect more for 2017: a special project, maybe my most costly so far. I guess 2017 will be MY year? This is a screenshot of the video I produce at the moment for the song VAST:

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Song VAST – Screenshot from the new video produced by  EWIAN

 

4. What is your creative Dream Project?

To be honest… to shoot a movie.

Ewian Christensen
Ewian Christensen

5. This question is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I guess I ́m a lone wolf of sorts. Furthermore peaceful, queer, and pathetic. My perception is mostly abstract, I firstly see the common features of all things and their interactions, not the differentiating ones. This helps me doing my art, but at the same time it is complicating my daily routine. I am fascinated by reoccurring patterns in nature like fractalistic structures. This mode of perception explains my spiritual vain. I always had a drive for explaining the unexplained and doing things that (apparently) no human else did before. I love to grapple with dystopias and utopias and to become lost in excessive thought experiments. If I’d be a painter, my art would be surrealistic. But I lose the thread, so: The color that would describe my soul the most is definitely a dark blue.

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Ewian New Album Release Coming Soon!

EWIAN Discography:
We Need Monsters (LP, Timezone Records, November, 2015)
Good Old Underground (LP, Timezone Records, October, 2014)
Voices In Your Head (Single, Rebeat Digital, October 2013)
We Will Never Grow Old (EP, Rebeat Digital, March 2013)


You can find Ewian at:

Blog:  ewianmusic.wordpress.com
Official:  http://www.ewian-music.com

Amazon: http://www.smarturl.it/Ewian_Amazon
iTunes: http://www.twitter.com/Ewianmusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ewianmusic
Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/1uhg7AxghWwuJNbzMS3ijS

 

Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©Ewian

I hope that you enjoyed my interview and to get to know Ewian please visit his YouTube Channel and hisBlog. Best wishes to Ewian for his new project, can’t wait to see what he is creating! I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview, I am sure Ewian would love to read them too!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Sweet Swan – Day 2 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

Sweet Swan - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Sweet Swan – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Sweet Swan –
Day 2 World Watercolor Month

 

This is the second day of the World Watercolor Month is very exciting to see how many artists around the world are participating, there are I guess already around more than two thousands members on the Facebook group so let’s keep up with this great challenge.
For today painting I decided to paint a beautiful and elegant creature a “Swan” I love the gentle sweetness that a swan has I always been fascinated by such beautiful creature. I titled this watercolor “Sweet Swan” it also remind me a beautiful song from my friend EWIAN with the same title “Sweet Swan” you can hear it here. I enjoy this challenge and I will do all my best to make the 31 days painting! Cross fingers! 😉

Sweet Swan - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Sweet Swan – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and a blue Pilot G-2 07. Painted over a mixed media Sketchbook!

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Happy July wish you all a great month!

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#AprilPoetryMonth – Ewian song Fragile Ghost

Music is like Poetry on a pentagram words written over musical notes!

Today for the April Poetry Month I like to share the beautiful words written by  EWIAN  for the song
Fragile Ghost  included in the latest Album release  “We Need Monster”  read the lines, listen and enjoy the dreamy atmosphere!

-CR

Fragile Ghost

And then we kissed the moon.
Loved us secretly.
I thought I felt ensouled.
I thought I felt alive.

©Ewian

Independent rock band
youtube.com/Ewianmusic

 

 

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Music – EWIAN “The Last Poem”

This is another beautiful video and stunning song from EWIAN
the song “The Last Poem” is a sad story with beautiful touching words and dreamy music…

“You have lost your smile
You have lost your will to fight
a very long time ago
A very long time ago
The story in your eyes needs to be unfold
so that i can touch your grief, and make it faint…”

Album: Good Old Underground 2014

 

I hope that you enjoyed watching this video, if you did
please visit EWIAN 

Have a wonderful weekend!

-CR

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Music – EWIAN “Sweet Swan” exclusive live video…

This is a rare, exclusive live performance video from one of EWIAN latest concerts in Landau Germany at Club Südstern. I enjoyed the video their music is very unique and different I hope you like it!

The song is “Sweet Swan” from the new Album “We Need Monsters” the whole album is great!
Nice to see your live performance on stage Ewian! Thanks for sharing the video with us.

EWIAN was also one of my “Featured Blog of the week in 2015” if you want to know more about the band read my post here 😉  and see the Digital Portrait part of my Collection.

For this Video a special thanks goes to risingEDGE.tv and to  Markus Müller for Filming.
©2016 EWIAN/risingEDGE.tv