They say that good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Etc. Well, with the release of Thom Brennan’s new album Soundgardens, I say thank goodness that the waiting is over!
Yes, that’s right folks, after many years of quiet, Thom Brennan has just released Soundgardens, a lush, expansive collection of beatless ambient poems that only Thom could make.
I could give you lots of words to try to capture how I stoked I am about this release, but I can condense it down to one statement: you need to get a copy of this album. Trust me on this. Here’s where you go:
While you’re there, feel free to pick up a few other masterpieces as well …
What a beautiful set of music. Tonight we went deep into the music of Thom Brennan, exploring the many gorgeous albums and pieces that he has created over the decades. Simply essential ambient music.
We had a nice time in the chat room hanging out and discussing the music, as well as underground nuclear explosions, cherry kombucha, Southern California, Japanese home organs the size of buses, and species of bell tree. If you’re not in the chat during the broadcast, you’re literally missing out on half the fun.
Hope to see you next week!
Thom Brennan – Mist – Raingarden (2001)
Cedars Stand Against The Rain
Thom Brennan – Shimmer – Raingarden (2001)
Shimmer Part 1
Shimmer Part 2
Thom Brennan – Stories From The Forest – Raingarden (2008)
Stories From The Forest Part 4
Stories From The Forest Part 6
Thom Brennan – Beneath Clouds – Raingarden (1996)
Beneath Clouds Part 1
Thom Brennan – Mountains – Raingarden (1987)
The depth of winter. Another year gone, with a new unexplored year coming fast. And I can think of no better way to reminisce about the past and look forward to the future than to spend an evening with the music of one of my very favorite artists, Thom Brennan.
If you’re not familiar with Thom’s work, you should be. He is one of the essential electronic artists, with prominent releases going back all the way to 1986. He produces pure, immersive ambient music that can only be described as fathomless, music where minutes fly by despite the apparent statelessness of the composition. Gorgeous, profound electronic ambience that is good for the soul.
I hope you’ll join me tomorrow evening for my program where we will embark on a lush journey through the broad body of Thom’s music. There will also be a live performance that hopefully evokes some of the many ways that his music has influenced my own.
The show starts Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7 PM US Pacific time / 10 PM US Easter time (December 30 at 3 AM UTC) and lasts at least three hours.
I hope you’ll join us! And if you tune in, be sure to stop by the chat room and say hello.
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