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. Gravity Quiet was created and designed specifically to not drown the listener in meditative pabulum, but to feature compositions arranged with depth and transparency. 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. Each Album will feature a Science Fiction storyline that will accompany each Song. 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 Soundscapes. 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.
Launched in 2006, 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 first CD 'Climbing Through A Fall', was released in September 2006, the Second, 'Under The Tree Of Secrets', released in 2007, the Third Album, 'While Shadows Dream', released in 2008, the Fourth LP, 'Storms In Low Orbit', released in 2009, and the Fifth and Final Album, 'Missing Dreams', released in November 2014. Although the Albums and Songs will still be available for purchase, the 'Gravity Quiet' Project was Retired in November 2014. (In Summer 2017, a Soundclick exclusive "Best of" compilation series titled 'Effect on Gravity' Volumes 1 through 4 were released featuring 12 cuts on each Album from the Gravity Quiet and Tom Slayton Effect projects. 1 & 3 for Gravity Quiet and 2 & 4 for Tom Slayton Effect.)
Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream
Gravity Quiet - Discography: 'Climbing Through A Fall'(2006); 'Under The Tree Of Secrets'(2007); 'While Shadows Dream' (2008); 'Storms In Low Orbit'(2009); 'Missing Dreams' (2014/Final) - (Project Retired - November 2014); * - 'Effect on Gravity' - Volume 1 (2017); *' - Effect on Gravity' - Volume 3 (2017) (* - Soundclick Exclusive)