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Return to Essence

by Ziyal

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Innocence 09:46
Mindtravel 05:47
Nessus 08:24
Liberation 07:23


Ziyal – Return To Essence (Journey Of Innocence)

[This is a Ziyal retrospective compilation – all tracks were previously released except 2 and 9 which appear in unreleased versions.]

Ziyal is a name I took for releasing some of my music that fell in the emotional and stylistic spectrum of atmospheric drum'n'bass. The project will not continue beyond 2017. I wanted to put together a compilation to summarize the life of Ziyal, creating a journey from a selection of tracks that holds special significance to me personally. All these tracks have been previously released, except two of them that appear in unreleased versions on this album (a full discography with links to all original releases is found below).

I don't feel it to be very important to label and describe music as being part of certain genres, since I maintain that music is potentially a spiritual experience that can neither be limited nor adequately described through words. Yet I wish to say that atmospheric drum'n'bass will always have a special place in my heart. More than most other genres of music I have come across, it seems to reflect a sense of childlike wonder, an incredible optimism about the future. It is a vision not unlike the original one behind Star Trek – a vision of a future Earth where humanity has once and for all decided to end wars and work together instead of fighting each other. The evolution of technology eventually puts an end to all famine and renders the financial system obsolete, and the focus of humanity shifts from survival and competition to peaceful exploration. I've always felt deep resonance with this vision, and from my first experience with music that I felt also reflected this futuristic vision of brightness and wonder for the Universe, I was hooked. The 90's atmospheric drum'n'bass sound in all its incarnations have been a reminder for me to look up and lift my vision higher in those times when life felt tough. To look beyond the immediate and remember the grandeur of our journey through this ever expanding magnificent Universe.

So, atmospheric drum'n'bass will always have a special place in my heart and I'm happy to have added my take on it in the form of Ziyal. A special mention goes out to Daljit Kundi (a.k.a Bass'Flo / Sinius) who continues to be a source of inspiration for me as well as a stable companion on our endless quest of exploring the inner and outer reaches of space.


• Emerald / Ionosphere - with Bass'Flo

• Timeless Travellers - with Bass’Flo

• Invisible Worlds - with Bass'Flo

• Truth

• Lucid Dreamer - with Bass'Flo

• Retrospective 2006-2009

• No World But You

• Levels Of Existence

• Looking Back At Life - with Bass'Flo

– Ziyal has also contributed remixes to: Aural Imbalance, Kirsty Hawkshaw / Lii, Eschaton, The Outerworld and Galaxi.


released December 13, 2017

original cover photo by Olle Hallqvist

all tracks composed + produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius, except

1. Innocence
composed + produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius
additional production by Daljit Kundi
released by Omni Music –

2. The Outerworld - Aurelia (Ziyal Golden Arc mix)
composed + produced by Daljit Kundi & Aram Gevorgyan
additional production and remixing by Ludvig Cimbrelius

3. Return To Essence
composed + produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius
flute played by Rasmus Alkestrand
released by Omni Music

5. Nessus
composed + produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius
additional vocals by Mania Lozinska
released by Omni Music

7. Malia (HVL Remix)
composed + produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius
additional production and remixing by Gigi Jikia
released by Omni Music

10. Bass'Flo & Ziyal - Dissolution
composed + produced by Daljit Kundi & Ludvig Cimbrelius
released by Cosmic Origins


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〰 a Window to Eternity 〰

My name is Ludvig Cimbrelius and I've heard music in my mind all my life. I often try to give it form.

Music is a language capable of expressing glimpses of the depths of beauty and wonder that resides within us all.

I share my music with the wish that it may help you feel a deeper resonance with your own Inner Being – the loving essence of Who You Are.
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