In life, some changes happen quickly, and others take longer.
As Thomas Park looks back on his music, it occurs to him that he can perceive changes that took almost a decade to occur.
"The Long Arc" is a mix of tracks by Thomas. It is roughly chronological, beginning with raw, cold, thick drones, moving into ghostly and mystical ambient tracks, and into songs with more movement. It ends with more recent pieces, which reflect a sense of optimism and spiritual openness.
As in music, in life. When there is nothing to hope for and little to think, remember that some things can take you by surprise-- pleasantly-- and they may take a long time to do it.
There is a large body of solo work by Thomas Park, but also a collection of tracks that use his sounds in new creations. From techno dub to drone to noise/experimental, these pieces exemplify different genres. Here are 10 tracks by 10 artists, using sounds created by or chosen by (at least in part) Thomas Park. Can you sense a similarity in these tracks? Differences? Does using sounds by one artist result in a consistency between tracks, or are they each alone a separate entity? Thomas (of Mystified and Mister Vapor) is especially grateful to these 10 artists for their excellent work, and for their willingness to allow their tracks to be featured here.
For years I have wanted to create music of my own in tribute to Nocturnal Emissions, and they remain a huge influence. I decided to invite other artists to listen to "Futurist Antiquarianism" and to create their own interpretations of the album, in unauthorized tribute to it.