Ten years ago today…
“Nothing rests, everything moves, everything vibrates.”
Ten years ago today, we unleashed our musical interpretation of what it means to be alive upon a curious crowd at a rented American Legion hall in East Peoria, Illinois. And since then, this journey has contained unmeasurable and indefinable experiences which have shaped all of us to the core. Ten years later, we are grateful to be continuing on the path. A little less than two years ago we made an announcement that Minsk would be going on an extended hiatus. The hiatus had to happen, and the hiatus had to end. And now we find ourselves again focused and moving forward, not a re-formation but a continuation.
Much has happened behind the scenes in the last year and a half. We have been busy writing, rehearsing, and preparing. We are elated to officially announce three exceptional additions to the Minsk family in Aaron Austin, Ryan Thomas, and Zachary Livingston.
Minsk will begin performing live again in early July with a handful of shows in the Midwest. Announcements on these shows will be forthcoming, with additional news of new releases, and the vinyl release of “With Echoes in the Movement of Stone.”
We want to thank all of you for your support over the last decade. Your spirited words of encouragement have been quintessential in the empowerment of the Will. On this remarkable day, we celebrate what has been as our sights are fully set upon what shall be. Cheers!
From the fortress to the river, arisen
Over plains and mountains
To the redwoods, to the ocean, ENDURE.
Through turmoil and turbulence
Distance and time
For the wounded, recover, OVERCOME.
Still waters deceive
Enlisted we dance
The fire burns, but hidden.
The promised land of prophecy was purgatory too
We convulsed and beat the earth
Now the work and the world become one.
Renewed over myth, we forget what we know
Reborn, and grateful for the scars of battle
Sound the alarm, this city of truth to discover.
All rise, let us tremble
For the day is nigh at hand
— written by Jonathan Wright, a true friend and a brother on the path
Minsk has been cultivating sonic exploration and alchemical outpourings since 2002. Christopher Bennett, Timothy Mead, Sanford Parker, Aaron Austin, Ryan Thomas, Zachary Livingston.