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thom brennan soundworks: Press


The re-emergence of Thom Brennan into the EM field is welcome. His music is some of the least pretentious and evocative you will hear. Densely layered, flowing, undulating synthetic soundscapes. Layers of melody, varied sequences and tone color blend beautifully to create a dynamic, ever shifting musical experience.

MOUNTAINS was his debut release from 1988. Enhanced here with additional tracks, it remains today a minor masterpiece of powerful space music.

BENEATH CLOUDS, his second CD release from 1996, added new dimensions to the sonic spectrum. It is also enhanced by additional material.

MIST is brand new music inspired by Thom’s move to the Pacific Northwest and frequent visits to the Olympic Peninsula rainforest. The overall electronic environment created is dense and lush, reminding me at times perhaps of Florian Fricke’s works for Herzog films, i/e, AGUIRRE and NOSFERATU.

All 3 albums are breathtaking and sacred, offering up a sound that will take a willing listener on a musical trip into another realm of consciousness.