Joined: April 2003
||Posted: Aug. 27 2011, 11:17
There are always "new fans" of Incantations, of Mike Oldfield, and everything else. There will always be a new fan around. You just need to look out and see that humanity is not, after all, this homogeneous mass that it seems to be sometimes. There are always people trying to stand out, to be different, to run away from the norm. There will always be the punk "rebel", there will always be the metalhead, there will always be the classical music snob, and so on and on. They may change shapes and forms slightly sometimes, but diversity always exists, and music never disappears -- especially in this digital age, in which recordings don't deteriorate with time. There will always be people finding Mike Oldfield and discovering something amazing in it -- like it happened with me, about 8 years ago.
I say this with quite a lot of confidence. There are WAY much more obscure artists than Mike that also gain new followers all the time, so not all is lost. Also, Mike Oldfield's Facebook profile started posting A LOT of videos on YouTube, including Amarok in its glorious entirety. I even wondered if that was his real profile, but I just guess that Mike saw the true potential of the Internet and set out to gain a new following. Kudos to him, if that's the case.
Check out http://ferniecanto.com.br for all my music, including my latest albums: Don't Stay in the City, Making Amends and Builders of Worlds.
Also check my Bandcamp page: http://ferniecanto.bandcamp.com