Blindness is a flower, the Japanese edition is out!

Let’s start from the title of my new record. Why “Blindness is a flower”? What does it means?

If you are Japanese, you know Japanese language or you just searched for the title of the album on Google, you will see that 見ぬが花 is a Japanese proverb usually translated as Not Seeing is a Flower. I didn’t like the literal translation so I’ve slightly changed into Blindness is a Flower.

But what exactly means 見ぬが花? The idea is that not seeing can develop imagination and so you can “see” flowers. How this proverb fits to my production is not so complicated. I think I have a lot of musical influences but I don’t have a proper formation on music theory. Is this not a form of blindness if you are making music? So I hope that lack of knowledge can free up my mind and make my music different.

This compilation is my “flower” for all my fans spread over more than 30 countries. The album will be available in three editions. The main one with Japanese title published on Spotify, AppleMusic, GooglePlay & Amazon. An Arabic one published on Anghami while the international one will be available on other channels.

Let’s talk now about the music. Twelve tracks of which eleven are already published but in this record I really think they sound as they never did before. I’ve tried to polish them with a work of remastering that took a lot of time. And the album, this way, sounds more compact and homogenous. More or less, all of them had some minor change compared to the previous versions and in some case the changes are more evident.

Twelve tracks, we said. Let’s start from the last one, the title track. I guess is one of my most romantic track and it is pervaded by a sweet melancholic melody. I wrote the tune improvising on the keyboard but it took time to turn it into a finalised piece.

The other eleven tracks are taken from all my record, covering my entire discography so far. Space Balkans, from my debut single, it sound really powerful here. Then I re-arranged and remixed my second single “A night ride”. Two tracks are taken from “Music from Nowhere” and also in this case the new arrangement and master give, especially to Wet Velvet, a new light.
Of course I couldn’t keep out from this compilation what is, so far, my most successful track: A Chinese Ghost Story from Soundtracks vol.I. Since I didn’t want to modify it too much, I’ve added just some effects and new percussions.
Crossing Borders is represented by 5 songs. I suggest you to notice new arrangement of Frozen Dance, much more ‘freezing’ and my favourite Life in the ’70s, with a stronger bass. The most changed track is “Russian Nightmare”, the techno version of Ode to the Aral, here in a very strong version enriched by a guitar solo.

If you never heard of Muynak, start from this album.

And instead to all my beloved Muynakers, I tell that new records are coming. The beautiful ballad “Blindness is a flower”, in an edited version, will be part of an EP containing four ballads of which one unreleased. A sort of extension of this “Best of”.

Therefore, don’t forget to take a look at this website and to my facebook page

An intelligent dog and other Summer stories…

It’s quite a long time that I do not post anything on this blog. Meanwhile a new year started. What will bring to Muynak is pretty unknown. A bit less obscure is what Muynak will bring to all Muynakers spread all around the world and I will tell you something about at the end of this post.

I’m quite satisfied about the past year. Few figures are able to explain why. With final report still to be completed, I can tell you that my songs were listened in over 24 countries more than 400 times. I’m not ready to get the top of the ranking but it is not so bad for my first year. Hope to increase this in 2019.

And I hope that my new EP, “An intelligent dog and other Summer stories” is going to give his contribution. It contains four brand new tracks. It was since August that I didn’t publish any new piece of music with the exception of Russian Nightmare that was, in any case, the original version of Ode to the Aral, so not really a new song.

I’ve collected in this EP four tracks that have in common a certain kind of happiness and warmth. No dark music nor techno nor experimental. Just simple pop tunes. Actually the title of one song, in some way the title track, has a funny origin. What we often say about “An intelligent dogs” is that it lacks of the gift of word. That song, to me, would be perfect with lyrics but I’m not gifted yet. That’s why the tune became naturally “An intelligent dog”.

The other three songs are the “Summer stories”, There is Australian Summer maybe because published in December, Summer in the West and Flying over the sea that has also some Summer atmosphere. I hope you will enjoy the songs.

For the first time, I’ve tried to manage better the final mastering. I think you should be able to notice a deeper and richer sound.

And now few hints about what’s next in Muynak’s world. I’m currently working at a collection focused on Japanese market but that will be available as usual in several markets all around the world. It will contain 9 tracks in new versions and 1 new song. Maybe, but not confirmed yet, this collection will be followed by a single/remix. Later on in first quarter of 2019 I should publish the second volume of Soundtracks series and very likely an EP with techno music. New album will be out, if I will be good enough, by August.

Stay tuned!