Oh this is so good! Really pretty chord changes and tonal textures. This is tasteful and inventive modern classical with a light touch of an electronic flourish here or there.
Favorite track: Girl From The Rewrite.
The EP comes with a downloadable PDF including liner notes, photos from the artists’ studio and surrounding landscapes of Kerry, Ireland.
Drenched in endless rainfall, Drombeg's remote home in County Kerry, southern Ireland sits beneath towering mountains, and water-soaked hills.
Atlantic ocean facing; the landscapes bears witness to the cyclical power of nature everyday, water running down winding rivers to the sea, over and over again.
Creating a collage of samples and field recordings, Thom creates layers of redefined natural sound, processed through computer and tape before adding improvised piano, effected guitar and 'a houseful of other stringed instruments'. The end result is an immersive sound as the untouched as the landscape which inspired it; hidden valleys, high coastal cliffs, ancient woodlands, megaliths, stone circles, and forgotten lakes. To the disillusioned of the modern world, it is paradise.
"There are times in my studio when I am so deeply involved in the process that I completely lose my sense of self. As listeners we swim so deep into sound that we forget where and who we are. And when we manage to come up for air we are breathless but cleansed, like deep sea divers. These songs are my recollections, my notes from the ocean floor."
released March 23, 2015
All music: Thomas Brookes
Mastering: Lawrence English
Artwork/Design: Michael Waring