During the nineties I had made several rock songs, which I released earlier this year on the album Songs From The Vault I had forgotten that my friend Guy Ivens who also played some guitar and vocals on a few of those songs, filmed me with an analog video-8 camera. I found the particular tape with also the track A Soldiers Field on it.
That’s now on FB and YouTube.
To be continued,
Pictures were taken by ©Anne Marie Hublin.
For this single I have left the familiar path of ambient and experimental music.
Because I am always looking for challenges on a musical level, there is now a slightly light-hearted poppy track that will be part of my already extensive oeuvre.
After the instrumental version of this song was more or less ready, I felt that something else was missing.
So after some research I came out with the young Taffiny Kablay from Boston.
Taffiny is a talented girl who strives for justice and equality and also writes her own poems.
I came into her poem “A Woman’s Worth” I used this slam-poem in my work, and had contacted Taffiny. Fortunately, she was very excited after listening to the result I had made, and gave me permission to release the single.
The single will be released for streaming and downloading on Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and more on June 16th.
You can already listen now on YouTube:
Most people are familiar with my non-vocal music. I’ve released eight albums the past years with instrumental work.
In between the past 30 years, I was also writing songs, but not as my core business.
Some of my vocal performances weren’t to well I know, but the songwriting aspect was fun to create.
One song-album saw the day of light in 2014 “When It’s Gone” and some singles.
Every artist has some kind of secret vault with not-published work, so do I.
After years of doubt, I took all my courage, to decide a public release.
I chose some twenty songs, good enough (maybe) to put on the album.
On 03/22 the album will be available on Bandcamp.com
© 2018 Adagio Productions
releases March 22, 2018
album review in Musiczine
Johan Troch was part of the post-punk band Last Journey in a distant past. A legacy that he knows how to keep alive. But afterwards he has taken a completely different path. There is now a compilation from which gives a nice overview of the man’s oeuvre.
The music of Johan Troch can be described as instrumental soundscapes with elements from genres such as ambient, avant-garde and cinematic music. On “Apology Accepted” he has selected 17 tracks from his seven albums. The emphasis is a bit on his debut ‘Changes’, of which the most numbers are represented here. In addition, there are at least one or two tracks of every other album on this collector. The album forms a beautiful organic whole. Musically you do not hear that “A New Day” is an old and “Behind The Screen” is a recent track. “Apology Accepted” can be an ideal soundtrack for a sauna night or an evening with a glass of red wine and a good book.
Until now, every album was only available digitally, but for this anniversary edition (twenty years composer) he also has a CD release. Johan Troch is a composer and not a performer, so you will not come across him on stages, but the music is certainly no less. Anyone who wants to get acquainted with his music, gets with this compilation an ideal starter package.
Work from previous albums are remastered, on a limited edition called
‘Apology Accepted’ , that is now available on compact disc for sale, €20
Manufactured in the Netherlands by Indieplant.
Released by Adagio Productions and @misterVproductions.
You can order via firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the Bandcamp page: https://johantroch1.bandcamp.com/album/apology-accepted
Of course you can also still download the album on the Bandcamp page, €10
This is a still from the video my daughter made a few years ago for the song Said And Done written by Peter Every accompanied with lyrics and vocals of myself.
© 2013 Neophyte Recordings UK