Listeners to The Antidote will recall the two episodes we spent with Michael Pritzl of The Violet Burning (episode 31, episode 32). As a follow up to his uniquely epic recording, The Story of Our Lives, Pritzl has drawn his band into recording two new albums. Michael had this to say on The Violet Burning website:
For as long as I can remember, so much of my life, my faith, and my being has been connected to music. Connected to songs. To the power of words and melody tied together connecting me to something far greater and much bigger than this world. Something unseen. Something sacred. Something that I can’t touch with my fingertips, and yet this sound is able to touch a place deep within me that nothing else can touch. It transcends. It transports. It restores, it is a healer, a wind blowing into the masts of a great ship that had once been stuck at sea and now is moving full speed across the deep, across the oceans, across the crashing waves. moving on…. carrying us on… each of us, together
A couple years ago I began recording a series of songs, prayers, and instrumental meditations that express the beliefs I grew up with and still find to be true for my own life today, my own personal faith in the maker of heaven and earth.
This project of songs and prayers is in some ways similar to Strength in terms of psalms, and yet in it’s congregational and inclusive writing it’s also similar to Faith and Devotions of a Satellite Heart. These are all songs, prayers and instrumental meditations that have been part of my weekly services at the wonderful churches I’ve been blessed to be a part of both in California and on the East Coast in Boston.
I also began recording two other follow up albums to The Story of Our Lives with the wonderful rock band that I’m a part of, the violet burning. Yes, that makes a total of 3 new projects in the works! I was listening through demos the other night, and I could feel the fire catching and rising up within me. Honestly, I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about any of our previous albums.
We are humbled that you have been willing to walk this road with us.
We hope you will continue to go forward with us. We invite you to check out the new projects and preorder them as you can. We are excited to bring you some very special music. All of the preorders help us with production costs on the new recordings and help to pay for studio time, mastering costs, manufacturing, artwork, videos, promotions, etc.
Yes for the first time we are offering vinyl. Once again, we hope to bring you something very special and unique.
As always, we are grateful for your support and prayers, and grateful that you have been partners with us, on this journey.
Pre-orders are now available at The Violet Burning store by clicking here.