vision 2020 (lockdown version)

I started working on music for this album sometime in 2019. Then the Rona came and heavily influenced the process, which became more solitary. The resulting music is upbeat, but I also detect a melancholy edge to the melodies. Can music be happy and sad at the same time? I think so. In many ways 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but I also saw beauty in the inward movement. This album carries all of that.

vision 2020 (Lockdown Version) was recorded in collaboration with Jon Gagan without meeting in person. We exchanged files via Dropbox. For the album vision 2020 (Full Version) we will record additional musicians. The Full Version will be released in January and later in 2021 there will be a CD that will combine the best of the Lockdown and Full versions.




HuHeartDrive 2 • 02020-09-23

Track Listing

1 Dance 4 Me (twitch) 5:41
2 Walking Beside U 4:35
3 Bittersweet 4:33
4 Night Falls Walking (empty streets) 5:50
5 Afternoon Waves 4:41
6 2 Alone/On an Island 4:05
7 Las Nubes (looking up at clouds shifting) 4:29
8 At Home (ecos del recuerdo) 4:03
9 Fernweh 3:47
10 Master Zhuang's Butterfly Dream 5:46
11 Think Error 2:34
Writing+ Publishing

All music written by Ottmar Liebert
Published by Luna Negra Music
Administered by Holland Walk Muse, BMI


Producer: OL + Jon Gagan 4 HHD
Engineer: OL + Jon Gagan
Studio: Oto-Mare + The Electric Company
Mastering: Oto-Mare in Santa Fe
Mixed by: OL
Mix Medium: Digital
Record Medium: Digital

OL – Flamenco Guitar, Luitar, Drum Programming + Palmas
Jon Gagan – Electric Bass Guitar, Upright Acoustic Bass + Keyboards

Photography – OL + Lisana.
Design – OL
Layout – Matt Gannon @ Ganyoon Graphics LLC

Agent – Todd Bartleson @ MPI Talent Agency –

OL played a Flamenco Guitar made by Lester DeVoe + a Luitar made by Keith Vizcarra. He uses D’Addario strings on all of his instruments. Jon Gagan played Lakland bass guitars. He uses D’Addario strings.

Classic Macintosh Sound – recorded, mixed and mastered on a 2003 Apple Macintosh Power Mac G4