Release decision:「TOM TOPAZZ – REACH OUT TO THE STARS」on December 3rd, 2018

TOM TOPAZZ - REACH OUT TO THE STARS cover

「REACH OUT TO THE STARS」is an orchestral lounge lounge track: relaxed, dreamy, rich orchestrated, modern sounds and … instrumental. The song has a permanently uplifting positive attitude, describing the musical imagination of a girl’s positive power, mastering the challenges of her life and dreaming of a wonderful future. It is kind of a musical journey through her dreams. Continue reading “Release decision:「TOM TOPAZZ – REACH OUT TO THE STARS」on December 3rd, 2018”

#TOPAZZ – NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE, 2018 release decision!

NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE by TOPAZZ (CD cover)
NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE by TOPAZZ (CD cover)

TOPAZZ’s NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE was released first in 2002 as a limited edition on compact cassette tape. Pretty unusual even for the time around 2002, so NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE avanced to an item for absolute TOPAZZ hardcore fans. The edition of 300 compact cassette tapes was sold out within 3 minutes. Fans keep this tape like a treasure, even nowadays!

The songs on this tape are timeless. Many requests of fans led to my decision to release the NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE digital and on CD. I think, most of the people will recognize it as a new release, even if it isn’t!

The CD isn’t a copy of the tape. The production was fully digital and I still had the files. So I was able to create a modern sound for all the songs. To have a powerful sound on all devices, I remastered the songs. Turn it up yo!

There will be also a new video! COMATOSE will be released on YouTube and known music video portals on October 19, 2018.

NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE will be released on CD. Release date in Japan is November 16, 2018 (special japanese edition!). Release date worldwide is November 30, 2018, additionally digital and streaming.

Songlist:

  1. Intro
  2. Sudden Silence
  3. Comatose
  4. Reborn
  5. Cherry Blossom Dreams
  6. New Age of Life
  7. A Quest for Meaning
  8. Battle of the Demons
  9. New Beginning
  10. The Company
  11. Back for Good
  12. Outro

Bonus tracks japanese edition:

  1. アプリコット
  2. 孤独の終わり

Closing a chapter (health)

IMG_2214.jpgHey guys, it took years to solve my health problems but after an odyssee between treatments and doctors, the support of MD Kensaku Yamada from Nagoya Medical Center and his decision to send me to german medical specialists, the odyssee is over.

With my last neurological treatments at the DRK Hospital Krankenhaus Koepenick, led by Prof Dr Stingele and his team, I can close the topic health forever.

I thought about if I should go into details … I will bring a little light into several not so straight tweets and stuff… over the last years, exactly since 2006, I often was sick, down, in hospitals, in rehabilitation treatments … and the doctors weren’t able to find out the real reasons.

I had countless paresis attacks, mostly left-sided, I had linguistic center outages, I had other problems resulting from it. Each time, wrong diagnoses were suspected. There was always a suspicion of a stroke in the room, sometimes doctors suspected inflammation in the brain, eye problems, problems in the lumbar spine, spinal cord damage and much more. I should even get a stent in 2008.

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However, each time the doctors did not find enough evidence for their suspicions and suspected diagnosis. In all these years, I began to despair. I could not enter a stage because of my fear that I would fall over during a concert. Because that happened to me again and again in everyday life.

This year there were finally two neurological specialists from Berlin, who made a very simple diagnosis, the simplest diagnosis ever. And they were both right! Miss Dr. Steiner and the neurology team in the DRK Hospital Krankenhaus Koepenick around Professor Dr Stingele. The diagnosis: Neural failures of the left side of the body due to stress but also PNP (polyneuropathy) in the extremities and in the abdominal area. The therapy: relaxation phases and vitamin B12 injections to cure the PNP. And this therapy works. For the first time in years I am without discomfort and fit like a sneaker!

The EMG measurements of my previously defective nerves give a picture of regeneration and healing. I mean… it is not only a feeling. The measurements are real, they show the facts.

Thanks a lot to all the people who believed me. Thanks to the medics! Thanks to my mates and friends Ole, Andreas, Hina-chan, Koba; Kenta and all the others who believed me when I spoke with them. Thanks to my brothers and family in Japan and Germany.

And the best things is to say: topic closed. Forever.