Our Kickstarter is funded! We are so incredibly grateful to all those who have supported this project, and we are putting your money to work! In the past few weeks, HAETHOR has built a handful of new songs, created and recorded with guest collaborators Charles Yang and Aaron Evans, and laid the groundwork for several music videos. This weekend we bring hornist Marc Gelfo to the studio and we are excited to play with new sounds! This album is really coming together and it seems we have a bit of everything: upbeat, inspirational, melancholy, nostalgic, and dark. We can't wait to see what magic continues to happen. Thank you for being a part of the ride!
Amy and Howard
Thank you for everyone who has contributed so far! We've got about $8,000 left to go, so help us reach our goal! It's all or nothing, and we are ALL IN!
This summer has been one of transition for both of us, which has pushed back our timeline for this album. We are staying in flow and letting everything unfold in its own time, which is proving to happen exactly as it should. The studio is now in Southwest Florida, and we have been experiencing a lot of rain and flooding. We are thinking of our loved ones in Houston at this time and pray that you all remain safe.
It has only taken a few days here to see our album taking shape. This album is about transition, conflict, and the joy that arises after challenging times. Our sound is becoming focused and clarified, and we are starting to draw in special musicians that will take this music to a new level. Stay with us; this is a journey that you don't want to miss.
Howard was interviewed last month about a big project he's been working on: Music to Heal the Earth. Check out his interview by clicking the link below.
"I feel hopeful. I feel that music can and will be a force that can change things for the better."
Last month, Amy and Howard spent a week in the studio together creating music and refining the vision of HAETHOR. (Remember it's pronounced HAYthor, like Hey! It's Thor!)
We are inspired by the things that have come from collaborative risk-taking, and we want that to continue with all sorts of creative people, like you! We've got a short teaser track up for our first single, "The Hook," which we're planning for a release this summer along with a music video. Next week we will be launching a campaign to help get this project started. Not only do we need your support, but we also need your creative voices! We want all of you to be members of our band! Stay tuned for more information on how you can be a part of HAETHOR.
We're so excited!
It's just about that time. Amy Owens and Merlin Man are preparing for their first studio lock-out, starting March 26th.
To celebrate, here's our first major announcement: Haethor will appear on a VERY special collection of music, all designed to help heal Mother Earth, in conjunction with the film We Know Not What We Do - The Documentary Film. Stay tuned for more info.
I mentioned a few weeks ago about something special on the horizon. That special something is this; Haethor. Take one incredibly talented, well-known Opera singer and ask her to step outside of her normal role and into a world of swirling atmospheric, downtempo, sultry, joyous musical expression. We’re very, very excited. The music is sometimes happy, sometimes has a touch of melancholy; occasionally, it’s a trip down memory lane; some memories good, others; well, perhaps not as good. No hiding in the shadows.
Special guests will be announced as the album takes shape. They will be as wonderful, unexpected and as much a blessing to announce as this album is; for both of us.
This is largely a dedication to the power of music as a universal language and what will hopefully be a gift to all those that choose to listen. Pre-production has started and Amy & I will be in the studio during the latter 1/2 of March 2017 to get started on this incredible journey.
Howard "Merlin" Wulkan