Although I partially explained the story behind part of my online username, in my first post about “The Matrix” on The Uncommon Geek, I didn’t elaborate on the “Ethereal” half of it.
Ethereal is a reference to Ethereal Downfall, the name of my solo music project. I call it progressive metal, in the vein of bands like Opeth, Disillusion, and Enslaved, though I don’t pretend to be anywhere near as talented as any of those artists. I recorded, in a hurry, instrumental demos for this project years ago, and they are still uploaded on the Myspace site, under http://www.myspace.com/etherfall.
One of my deeply rooted personal goals for 2014 is to go into a proper studio and record my first Downfall EP, with three of my oldest tracks. It is something I have been wanting to do for years, but have been sidetracked by lack of time and most especially, lack of funding. I hope to rectify that soon.
Ethereal Downfall is a glorified way of saying, the fall of heaven. It is a representation of my struggle to overcome religious upbringing and conditioning, and is also an expression of my personal angst.
So there you have it.
For those of you who are reading my personal blog, I thank you for your interest. I am currently working on fixing the fonts, formats, and other aspects of this page, so that it looks a little more clean and professional. I have had some difficulty in making changes, and some links haven’t been working correctly when I initially publish my personal posts. Please excuse any irregularities you may see in this post and what follows.