Throughout this ‘nighttime concept record,’ the listener follows Thomas through a restless night, dozing in and out of consciousness, while contemplating life, death & all the relationships between the two.
While based on simple acoustic folk and blues songs, the recordings burst open with careful colorations and subtle textures. The final product is something that is hard to classify. From pedal steel to accordion, whispered vocals to quadrupled drum sets, string sections to the sound of stray cats fighting, no sound was left unconsidered. Not to mention thomas’ tasteful electric guitar playing sprinkled throughout.
Although much of this record’s charm is due to thomas’ restless vision (or demons perhaps), he relied on a cast of 14 friends and musicians to help create the group sound he was looking for. The result is a complete album that tells a story of one person’s take on beauty, sorrow and hope.