VA051 DeWalta – Thinkers EP

Hello everybody,

It´s that time again: writing a release text for my own record.
As much as it´s fun to read a personal text, it´s a pain for me to write or say something about myself. Especially having to talk about my music or style always seems awkward. So one thing is for sure: i am not going to explain my “style”, tag my music it with some kind of genre or give an idea or explanation of my music at all! If you want to get an idea, listen to the tracks.

Now. Since i won’t be talking about music, I thought I´d give you a brief idea of what was going on in my brain and what I was thinking, reading and researching lately about the world, the human thought, physical, nonphysical and metaphysical things. This record, the “Thinkers EP” was heavily inspired by these thoughts and research. I stumbled upon an essay about metaphysics, which caught my interest so i started researching. Metaphysics looks at the things behind (“meta”) the physical appearance and its relationship to the non-physical appearance. It asks questions about existence, objects and beings and their properties, about time and space, cause and effect as well as possibility. During the time i was working on this music i especially read about Plato and his approach to metaphysics. He, as Socrates student started to implemented and respect the physical world in philosophy, other then Socrates who said everything physical is irrelevant and only a shadow of an ideal, “the perfect” (non-physical).

The story of philosophy and metaphysics seemed to me like an emancipation away from the “perfect
being” and over centuries it seemed to evolve into the “real”, more incarnated and away from “belief”
or religion. Just as Plato started respecting the imperfect, many years later John Locke went further
and tried to leave “God” completely out of the game and founded the Empiricism, which was a
foundation for many things, even political systems.

Since i am not a philosopher i won’t get further into detail. I simply wanted to express my interest in
these non-direct-musical things, from which i get a lot inspiration for writing music.
I am happy that this record is on the way and that i could release this music on Vakant again after my
last Vakant EP two years ago.

I hope you enjoy listening or playing the tracks and thank you for your support!