The last 24 months have been a rollercoaster ride for Robyn Ferguson, and despite personal-and-global challenges, the quality and quantity of extraordinary music she crafted and released has seen no abating! Her latest release, The Waking World (her 5th EP in 24 months), ingeniously augments the sounds and genre fans got familiar with to date.
Poised piano-driven ambient arrangements adeptly demonstrate a whole new dimension of her talent and creativity, proving she is as accomplished in front of her piano, as shredding her Ibanez axe! These tracks evolved parallel to her guitar-driven compositions and take up a laudable space in her Multiverse called The Alizarin Chronicles.
I am ... The two single most powerful words known to humankind, for what follows them brings rise and fall to many an empire. This composition is stripped emotions, inspired by insomniac dreams and my own experiences around life and death. I sat down in a room and much like the songs from Harbinger, just laid it all down, but this time the creative craving tool in front of me was a piano.
I am an artist after all, one should be ready for surprise. One could say I may have been colouring with various musical pencils and markers up till now, but that's never meant I don't know about or how to paint. So let's paint! This is the fifth book of The Alizarin Chronicles, its pages tell a different story. Follow me on this journey as we wake to the new, a new frame of mind, a new world.
ABOUT ROBYN FERGUSON
Robyn Ferguson is a passionate musician from South Africa, who knows how to work hard and play hard! She is known for her dynamic live performances and adept guitar skills (with acts like Adorned in Ash and Sistas of Metal). The past 2 years Robyn has been super productive and flying solo, using her immense talent as a healing-and-driving force on her spiritual journey to rise above health challenges.
Robyn states that "there were many personal challenges faced, and some that are still being faced. I am happy to say that, despite these battles (and still having some nerve damage and paralysis in parts of my body), the creation of my solo work has been extremely liberating and exciting. These past 2 years completely kicked me into a different frame of mind, and I’ve found myself looking at the world through a different lens."
Robyn emphasises that “this period pushed and pulled me like no other, driving me to chase new ambitious goals, creating 5 EPs in 24 months ... a purpose I am extremely happy to achieve with my ambitious new release The Waking World (a parallel release to my conversant guitar driven repertoire, offering a unique perspective of my creativity and talent that continues my journey forward through the void from my previous releases (Alizarin, Falling Forward, Harbinger and Triptych), and represents a parallel dimension in my Multiverse I call The Alizarin Chronicles”.
"This composition is stripped emotions, inspired by insomniac dreams and my own experiences around life and death. I sat down in a room and much like the songs from Harbinger, just laid it all down, but this time the creative craving tool in front of me was a piano. I am an artist after all, one should be ready for surprise. One could say I may have been colouring with various musical pencils and markers up till now, but that's never meant I don't know about or how to paint. So let's paint! "
Despite her physical challenges as well as the global physical restrictions of Covid the past 14 plus months, Robyn masterfully tuned every opportunity into a distinct advantage, representing South Africa at numerous online festivals, including opening for iconic artists like Venom, Anvil, Rotting Christ and Iron Saviour at the World Of Metal Online Festival in Portugal. Serval more online festivals are happening in 2021, inclusive of:
Heresy Fest in Argentina on Friday 9 to Sunday 11 July
La Ley del Rock Online Festival in Argentina on Saturday 17 July
Caio Indica Fest in Brazil on Saturday 31 July
Larva Fest in Peru on Sunday 15 August
THE ALIZARIN CHRONICLES
When the skies blacked and the planet crumbled, the ancients took to the stars. All the bloodlines chose their paths and so carved their fates throughout time. To survive the raining down pour, the colonies divided and known only by their flags - Raven, Oceanborn, Timebender and Pack- each spread to worlds parallel apart. Falling forward at the edge of life brought a tear in the void bringing a new wave of fire.
Thousands formed to brace for the ascension while others fled into doom and self destruction. Parts of the colonies survived, though tens of thousands had fallen and been divided, expunged from the records of history. Their ashes are said to be scattered in space to remain as traveling souls for eternity. Some now harbingers, the voices known only as the echoes of what is past, what is and what is to come, are still left to speak visions to the blind and songs to the deaf throughout the lands.
The strongest of those flags surviving the fall saw the weak weeded out from beneath the hardened rock upon which fortresses had been built. But when the dust settled after the stars had fallen some semblance of hope was regrouped and so through the cracks comes another leaf. Now no doubt, but doubt not, for the mind does do bends. As sure as they once destroyed your world, the day has come to new awake. This is The Waking World as the Chronicles have been written.
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