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In the past few years, the Ambient/New Age genres have been flooded with artists whose music is mostly filled with over-utilized loops and often repeated Keyboard factory pads. It is unique to find an Soundscape artist who composes instrumental songs with depth and originality in mind. Gravity Quiet was created and designed specifically to not drown the listener in meditative pabulum. Much too often, the "Ambient" or "New Age" monikers feature tracks that slowly lull the listener to unrecognized boredom with sonic wall paper. Gravity Quiet's musical selections are evolving, adventurous and ever expanding. Although released in the Ambient/New Age arena, Gravity Quiet is not intended to be exclusive to those genres. The musical selections are thick with Expressive, Evolving and Unique Keyboard flavoring. A Soundtrack only limited by the listener's imagination. Instead of following the well traveled computer software road, Gravity Quiet is recorded with actual Keyboard and Sound Module hardware. Instead of arrangements that assail the listener with slow pulsing waves of yawn, Gravity Quiet creates and supplies the audio viewer with Hauntingly complex, Ambient Sounddreams. Imaginative works based not on the minimal standard, but on the concept of deep and intense instrumentals with rich textures and mind tempting Soundscapes. A menu of strong presence, but with simple ethereal grace when required. When Soft, it is never weak. When Strong, it is never overpowering. Gravity Quiet, a magical blend of Ambient, New Age and Soundscape. Music not limited to any tonal state of mind.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It has allowed a type of exposure unheard of Fifteen years ago. Many More artists are given a chance to let the public and the world hear their music.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, if the priorities of the major label were in the right place. Too often the bottom line has blinded the executives to actual creativity or talent.
Gravity Quiet is the inspired conceptual side project of Jazz/New Age artist Michael Lee Thomas. Michael also is the artist behind Thrill Element and Tom Slayton Effect, his other major side projects, well known in the New Age/Ambient and Electro-Organic genres respectively. Gravity Quiet will not only reflect the Soundscape composing talents of Michael, but will feature an adventurous path all it's own. Calling the style, "Thought Breathing Music", Gravity Quiet will not follow the traditional direction set by most Ambient/Soundscape projects, but will be adventurous and conceptual in nature with a storyline tied to each composition. The project made it's debut in September 2006 on Soundclick.com. The first CD 'Climbing Through A Fall', was released on-line in September 2006, with numerous cuts positioning high on both the New Age and Ambient charts. A second CD 'Under The Tree Of Secrets', was released on-line Summer 2007, again with impressive chart activity. The third disc, 'Storms In Low Orbit', made its debut, March 2009, and sometime in 2014, will see the release of the Fourth and final CD. 'Visions and Other Times'. Original artwork by Whit White, who does the covers and art for Michael Lee Thomas and Thrill Element, will be featured on each release. Michael is fully dedicated to the development and growth of this new venture. Enjoy the launch of Gravity Quiet, "A New Taste Of Soundscape Ambience
Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream
St. Thomas, Virgin IsIands
'Climbing Through A Fall'(2006); 'Under The Tree Of Secrets'(2007); 'Storms In Low Orbit'(2009); 'Visions and Other Times' (2014)
'Storms In Low Orbit' (c) 2009 :DSR
'Under The Tree Of Secrets' (c) 2007 :DSR
'Climbing Through A Fall' (c) 2006 :DSR