Welcome to the official website of "The Amnis Initiative".

Amnis, in Latin: "Broad, deep flowing, rapid water; stream, torrent, river; ocean; liquid; current."
The Amnis Initiative: Instrumental music for a new era. Sit down, close your eyes, and flow with the music.

Distant Dreams cover design

Distant Dreams

The Amnis Initiative's first release on CD. Thirteen tracks of engaging electronic instrumental music. Sometimes relaxing and ethereal, sometimes exciting, melancholic or surreal, but always beautiful.

With Distant Dreams, the Amnis Initiative offers a musical peek into those far off places that may or may not exist, somewhere beyond the horizon.


CD (Digipak): amnismusic AM 82096
EAN: 0609465782096
Release date: December 28, 2010

Download: amnismusic AM 48367
UPC: 859704948367
Release date: December 18, 2010


The CD is available on Amazon.com since December 28, 2010.
Amazon.com (CD)

Downloads and streaming are available from most of the large online retailers, including the following:
Amazon.com mp3
Amazon.fr mp3
Amazon.de mp3
Amazon.es mp3
Amazon.co.uk mp3
Amazon.co.jp mp3
Bandcamp mp3 / flac
emusic mp3
Rhapsody (streaming)
Spotify (streaming)


1. Starshine 3:40
2. The Vision 4:51
3. Maiden Voyage 5:23
4. In the Land of the Rainbow 7:47
5. Native Passage 3:52
6. Midnight Sanctuary 1:12
7. Lament for the Living 6:13
8. Sail the Cosmic Ocean 4:22
9. Long Distance 7:27
10. Living Landscape 5:45
11. Isle of the Wandering Spirits   5:41
12. Distant Memories 2:19
13. Elevation Island 6:40

Preview (Selection)


Distant Dreams
The Amnis Initiative

Performed and produced by The Amnis Initiative.

Art direction / design by Lime Mixed Media.

Recorded between September 2009 and October 2010 in The Netherlands.
Instruments: Roland, Korg, Kawai, Yamaha, Teisco.

Bird sounds recorded at Maison Le Michial, Saint-Julien De Lampon, France.

Hubble image:
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
All other photography:
D.F. Lodewijks

For any form of licensing, please contact us directly at:
licensing @ amnismusic.com

Special thanks to Sufian, Yvonne, Cherry, Bart, Robert and Marijke.

"Starshine" is for Yvonne.

(c) 2010 Lime Mixed media
(p) 2010 D.F. Lodewijks