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New music! Stoked to announce the release of “Resonance,” my new EP, mixed and mastered by Tor Johnson. Comprised of concise and moody instrumentals, its lush string and minimally percussive musings start with a distinctively Far Eastern flavor, gradually drifting westward by the closing track. Available to preview and download on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/resonance-ep/id1056202780), Amazon (https://amzn.com/B017MP1MP2), and all the other usual suspects. Also may be streamed on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/3EC3sSPEgLkzP9sZRo9Bdk).
"Resonance" | Approaching Storm | Clarity | Waiting for 23 | Stillness | Entre Chien et Loup_Le Retour
Vanishing Point (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vanishing-point/id646074614) is a collection of edgy textures and sundry moods, pulsing rhythms and heavy grooves.
Shifting from dense to minimal and rocking to ambient, it traverses the supernatural, time, lifespans of winged insects, indecision, and nostalgia by blending the acoustic with the electronic, and the real with the virtual. Structures vary from rigid and familiar to experimental and decaying, conjuring images of swinging horns, intrigue, a haunted Wild West, the Middle East and beyond. The chopped, glitched, funkadelic and flipped often rub against the twisted, distorted and pitched-shifted, while compositions expand and contract.
Despite the modern methods and electronics employed, a deliberate attempt was made to impress a vintage, off-the-grid analog-recording feel. Tonalities were stretched, and fortunate, random accidents were captured and preserved, as in “Timesweep,” on which raindrops, beating percussively against a window air conditioner, were recorded during a mic’d acoustic guitar performance, and seamlessly tempo-warped into the song.
“Vanishing Point” | Retrograde Motion | Dragonflies | Firestarter | Ghost Town | Intermission | Blue Bells | Believe Me | Time Sweep | Days Past | Think About It | Goodbye
"It's business as usual for a mysterious contract killer in New York City. But with a job like this, there's no such thing as an ordinary night."
The short film “Retrograde Motion,” a Zon Pictures Production shot and edited by Atom Fellows, follows the exploits of a NYC “contractor” (Thomas Denman) on a Saturday night as he deals with his dangerous duties, which take him from the Upper West Side to Chinatown to Hell’s Kitchen. Featuring music from the Thomas Denman digital release “Vanishing Point."
Thomas Denman’s tracks