Up for pre-order is the newest ambient/neo-classical artist on Somewherecold Records, Robert Scott Thompson. His first album on the label is entitled Escapology. An amazingly peaceful set of compositions, Escapology is his newest in a musical career spanning 1976 to present day.
Robert Scott Thompson explains the place of Escapology in his catalog: “When the opportunity to record a project for Somewherecold came up, I jumped at it, in part because it was a kind of watershed moment, a chance to redefine my orientation toward ambient music and to mark the beginning of the next chapter in my work. I was interested in returning to the kinds of recordings I was making in the mid-’90s, such as The Silent Shore (’96) and Frontier (’98). Not so much to emulate them but to build upon them while extending my musical language in new directions.”
Escapology was recorded in the midst of 2020 and the isolation that came with it still lingers. Imagination and exploration become central to the healing voice found in Thompson‘s incredible set of ambient pieces.
Robert Scott Thomson: Escapology comes out on March 19th, 2021. It is currently limited to 50 CDs and is also available in digital format. You get a single track with the pre-order. Thank you all for your support of Somewherecold Records as we begin getting momentum with three new artists on the label right out of the gate in 2021.