I’m now so old I can remember when the Horrors were young! The band have lurked brilliantly on the music scene for a long time now – its been quite a journey from the ‘billy shakes of their Goth early days to the hypnotic ambient drone of their current musical mutation. Keyboard player Tom Furse has been a key part of that journey and now has a solo album out listen to ‘Journey Into Ecstasy’, the first single from the new album.
THE SONG IS FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM – ‘ECSTATIC MEDITATIONS’ – LO RECORDINGS – JANUARY 2021
Following the announcement of a new album on Lo Recordings, The Horrors’ co-founder and synthesist, Tom Furse is set to share a special self-made video for the lead single.
‘A Journey In Ecstasy’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Furse at his electronic studio on the Margate coast and is an edited version of the epic 20 minute opener to the forthcoming album, ‘Ecstatic Meditations’.
Available digitally and on limited edition clear vinyl with artwork by Furse, ‘Ecstatic Meditations’ is the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed debut solo outing ‘Interludes’ and features six beautifully crafted new tracks. An adventurous deep listening experience, the new long player sees him deliver a sonic tapestry of sound that takes inspiration from the likes of Alice Coltrane, Laraaji, Eno and Steve Reich together with a new found appreciation for Japanese environmental music composers such as Akira Ito and Yasauki Shizimu. The result is an intense yet playfully refreshing take on ambient and electronic music.
“In these miserable times, I wanted to make something unashamedly joyful”.
‘Ecstatic Meditations’ is the latest in Lo Recordings’ ‘Spaciousness’ series which aims to explore the connections, the overlaps, the roots and the future of a music variously referred to as ambient, deep listening, new age and even post classical.
To coincide with the album release, Tom Furse will shortly announce details of a very special audio visual event to celebrate the launch.