Dimitri Toonen

Leave My Mind Sometimes album art


9 Desolation Suite:

About the album

“So, two years have gone by writing songs for ‘Leave My Mind Sometimes’, and it feels weird to close this period now that they are finished. But I’m happy and satisfied that I took all that time to write the songs for the album. I’ve started writing the songs in 2018/2019 and recorded most of it in that period as well. I had to learn a lot about mixing, and mixed the album in 2020.”

“Leave My Mind Sometimes” is a diverse album, although all songs have been written on an acoustic nylon string guitar and build from there. Some songs evolved into larger pieces or progressive rock while others remained small and fragile. Therefore most songs can still be played on an acoustic guitar without taking away their essence.

The album is inspired by various types of music like progressive rock, film music, singer-songwriter music, and pop-rock. Even with this abundance of influences, “Leave My Mind Sometimes” has a cohesive sound which takes you on a journey from start to finish.

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Not home today - official Video Clip

Directed and Edited by Julien Segeren
Follow him at @j.segeren


Written, produced and mixed by Dimitri Toonen.

All instruments played and recording by Dimitri Toonen, except for the drums.

Drums on the Ganges Story Part I: Tragedy and Shameless performed and recorded by Hugo Ribeiro.

Drum on all other songs expect the Ganges Story Part II and Desolation Suite I: Early Days performed by Camilo McConaughey and recorded and engineered by René Bloks at Artichoque Studio in Tilburg

Recorded at Bald Bastard Studio in Holland and mixed at Bald Bastard Studio

All songs mastered at Steve Kitch Mastering

Album art created by Lora from WorldOfCat

Dimitri singing in the studio
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