Sunday, May 14, 2017

The album "Madeira" is now available everywhere!

Thanks to my great distributor, we have a new time record regarding to the release of albums. Already two days ago, the "Madeira" album was available in the largest shops, ie iTunes and GooglePlay. It never went so fast.

So, and there it is. It really took long enough. The work on the oldest piece for the album began already in 2011! But who now thinks "Man, he always needs such a long time for everything!", is completely wrong. Six albums have been released since 2011, including the two first albums of Cimelium. I didn't work fulltime on this album since 2011. It still was a lot of work, all in all. And in my opinion it was worth it. It is a beautiful album.

And here we are at a possible problem: The album is beautiful, it is nice and cheerful. If you now think "Yay! Cimelium released a new album! I must have it!" and buy it at your trusted music dealer, you may be in for a unpleasant surprise. Mesopotamia and especially "Ad Hominem" were rather dark and very serious. "Madeira" comes in some places quite close to Willma Poppen, just from the cheerfulness level. If you like your Cimelium music dark and gloomy, maybe first listen to the album on Spotify or another streaming service. I do not like dissatisfied customers. So, is this cheerful sound the new Cimelium signature sound? No, definitely not. The next Cimelium album, the "continuation" of "Ad Hominem" will be gloomy, dark & serious again. Promised.

And since there are always people who just can't get enough, one or the other will ask: "And when will the next Cimelium album come?" Answer: This will take a LOOONG time, because two Cimelium albums have already been released in the first half of 2017 and now it's the turn of the two other music projects, not just out of fairness. So I ask for patience, if it is very quiet on this blog soon for long time. I'll be back as soon as the work on the fourth Cimelium album starts.

Here, however, the usual links, for people who find Google too complicated ;)

"Madeira" on GooglePlay
"Madeira" on iTunes
"Madeira" on Spotify

If you prefer another shop, simply search for "Cimelium Madeira" at your trusted music dealer. There are some pre-release-versions of songs of the album available online, e.g. On Soundcloud. However, these versions are in no way to be compared with the final product. They are unfinished. In order to avoid such confusion, I have stopped publishing any preliminary versions since a time.

Ok, that's it! I'll get back to you as soon as there's something new to report. This will most likely be on the occasion of the long-planned, completion of the Cimelium website, which is likely to also lead to a relocation of this blog
Be well!

Monday, February 27, 2017

"Ad Hominem" is now available EVERYWHERE!

...well, at least I think so. This is the case at least on the most important music sites, that I know. I intentionally waited a few days longer to post this, so also the slowest music sites had the chance to get it into their catalogues. By doing so, I wanted to make sure, that the album is available from as many sources as possible. I am 100% sure that it is available on (click the links to get directly to the album):

Google Play

You can also stream it on:


I'm not sure about the following sites / services, as I would have to create a (often charged) account there to check it:
  • Napster
  • Pandora
  • emusic
  • Rnd
  • Groove
  • Omnifone
  • Wimp
  • Anghami
  • Claro-Musica
The album is for sure also available on one or the other site / service, I didn't list here. If your favorite source for music is not mentioned here, please let me know. I'll ask my distributor about it then. My distributor is always looking for more retailers.

Ok, and now have fun. The next album (Madeira) is making great progress, and will be out soon also.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


It is done! It is done! It is FINALLY DONE! The latest and long awaited album "Ad Hominem" is finished and has been uploaded to the distribution service. It will (hopefully soon) be distributed to all major music sites, including streaming services, like Spotify. I want to say thanks to all of you, who were faithful during the hard times, during which I announced a lot and got not much done. Also thanks to those who gave feedback and suggestions and encouraged me to work further when I was close to giving up. Yes, this is a very special album in so many ways. Not just that it is the most personal album I created ever, because it is about depression, but also because it was created during a time which had many personal challenges for me. One can safely say, that this album was created not just out of melodies and rhythms, but also with a lot of very strong feelings. Now it is done and the 13th track's title is really fitting here: "O Dulce Nomen Libertatis", oh sweet name of freedom. I feel very free, now that this work is finally done. Apropos titles: For thos who, for what reason ever, do not read the posts on the Cimelium Facebook page, here's the full and final playlist:
  • 01 - Ad Hominem (To the person)
  • 02 - De Profundis (Out of the depths)
  • 03 - De Omnibus Dubitandum (Everything must be doubted)
  • 04 - Noli Me Tangere (Don't touch me)
  • 05 - Nihil Verum (Nothing is real)
  • 06 - Alea Iacta Est (The die is cast)
  • 07 - Mortui Vivos Docent (The dead teach the living)
  • 08 - Tempus Fugit (Time flies)
  • 09 - Preaterita Mutare Non Possumus (To change the past isn't possible)
  • 10 - Ne Obliviscaris (Do not forget)
  • 11 - Quere Et Invenies (Seek and ye shall find)
  • 12 - Sic Parvis Magna (Greatness from small beginnings)
  • 13 - O Dulce Nomen Libertatis (Oh, sweet name of freedom)
I know that some now will ask "And what about the album 'Madeira'? It was announced to be released in December 2015!". Yes, that's true and it was 99% finished when my little personal armageddon hit me. I'll now grant my a week of rest and then finish this album also. You'll agree, that it is worth the wait.